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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker/ Laborer

Diamondback Acres, Inc.

Chelan, WA

$19.25 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15098887823
Email address to Apply:
farrah@diamondbackacres.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
47
Job Duties:
Crops grown: Apples, Blueberries, Cherries The Worker will hand-harvest cherries. This can be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. The Worker will attach a harness, bucket, or bag and pick low-hanging fruit while standing or on a ladder. The Worker will pick according to grade, color, and size by grasping fruit with the hands and removing it from the tree in a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. The Worker will carry a harness, bucket, or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place fruit into plastic lugs that hold approximately 30 pounds of fruit. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Some Workers may be required to examine harvested fruit in plastic/wooden bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. The Worker must possess the ability to pick up and handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. Jobs involving cherry harvest may be compensated at either an hourly rate or piece-rate basis, determined upon the updated 2024 AEWR. The Worker will hand-harvest apples. This can be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. The Worker will attach a harness, bucket, or bag and pick low-hanging fruit while standing on the ground and higher branches while standing on a ladder. The Worker will pick according to grade, color, and size by grasping fruit with the hands and removing it from the tree in a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. The Worker may be required to use hand clippers to clip stems. The Worker will carry a harness, bucket, or bag of up to 60 lbs. and will place fruit into wooden or plastic bins, 4’x4’x3’ which hold approximately 25 bushels of fruit. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. The Worker may be required to examine harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color, and size specifications. The Worker must possess the ability to pick up and handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. Jobs involving apple harvest may be compensated at either an hourly rate or piece-rate basis, determined upon the updated 2024 AEWR. The worker will spend time bending and crouching while hand-harvesting blueberries at locations indicated by the supervisor. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Workers will pick blueberries from bushes and place the blueberries in buckets attached to the body. Worker will pick according to grade, color, and size by grasping the berries with fingers and removing the berries so as to not harm the adjacent berries and buds, nor bruise the picked berries. Workers will carry plastic buckets and will place berries into flats, and trays or pack directly into clamshells. Plastic picking buckets will hold 6 pounds of blueberries. Workers may be required to carry 15-pound flats to row ends. Jobs involving blueberry harvest may be compensated at either an hourly rate or piece-rate basis, determined upon the updated 2024 AEWR. Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of grown fruit. The Worker must possess the ability to pick up and handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Furthermore, the Worker must be able to use scissor-like clippers. This process requires the Worker to remove, in some cases but not limited to the smallest fruit blossom, bud, and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. The Worker will be expected to be able to identify and remove fruit that is misshapen, damaged, and/or with other quality problems as directed by supervisors. Thinning may be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. Jobs involving thinning may be compensated at either an hourly rate or piece-rate basis, determined upon the updated 2024 AEWR.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in freezing or high heat temperatures. The worker may be required to work in the orchard when trees are wet with dew/rain and should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions. Worker may be required to lift or load objects continually up to the weight limit identified in section B.4. The Worker may never ride on agricultural equipment not designed for work related riding purposes or any other non-passenger intended equipment unless instructed and authorized by the employer or supervisor to do so. All work related injuries must be immediately reported to the crew leader, foreman, or supervisor. Workers compensation claims may be presented to any medical provider, through your employer or state agency if applicable. Full Growing Season Commitment: The worker agrees to be available for work and perform the assigned work for the as
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Diamondback Acres, Inc.
Location:
Chelan, WA 98816
Telephone Number:
+15098887823

Worksite

Address:
86 Chelan Ranch Rd, Chelan, WA 98816

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24086-831172
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
See Addendum A for Piece Rate Information.
Date Posted:
4/10/2024

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