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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Orchard Laborer

Helios Nursery

Orondo, WA

$19.25 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15097877777
Email address to Apply:
sandy@heliosnursery.com
Web address to Apply:
www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
12
Job Duties:
General Farm Worker, - Orchard work - apple, cherry, peach, apricot, pear trees, field crops Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping, and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, forklifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Planting: Propagate plants by placing buds/scions. Plant seedlings or 'liners' by hand or with a mechanical planter. Clear cull stock, brush, and debris. Dig holes and shovel dirt. Tree Training: hoeing, tree painting, weed mat application. Tie/position trees and limbs, together and to trellises, using string, tape, wire, or other fasteners and supports. Thinning: Hand thin to control the size and quality of fruit. Remove fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Must accurately identify and remove misshapen, damaged, or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Pruning: Hand pruning based on fruit variety. Use manual and mechanized pruning tools and equipment. Identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches rubbing against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood, and shoots-suckers. Use/handle ladders up to 5 ft. in length and weighing up to 60 lbs. or perform work on motorized platform. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Remove cull stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, vines, and other growth from planting area using tractor, mattocks, brush hooks and/or axes. Plant, cultivate and maintain bedding plants in condition for shipping. Pot seedlings or 'liners' by hand or mechanical planter. Propagate plants from cuttings. Perform general plant maintenance. Prune, trim, space, transplant, and cull plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Irrigate and apply fertilizer. Pack, label, tag, pull, and store plants by variety. Count, grade, and inventory plants. Selects trees for cutting according to markings, size, species, and grade. Cut trees using an axe or chain saw. Drag cut trees from cutting area. Runs trees through tree baler. Inventory and grade trees. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage. Harvest: Spot and/or strip pick fruit based on seasonal need. Snap fruit off tree with thumb and palm of hand to avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage. Pick culls and peelers. Fill fruit buckets and place fruit in bins. Follow supervisor/foreman's instructions on color/size requirements. Must be able to differentiate between colors and fruit varieties accurately.
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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience, preferably working in a orchard handling both manual and mechanized tasks associated with production of tree fruit. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Helios Nursery
Company Name:
Weehoot Orchards, Inc.
Location:
Quincy, WA 98848
Telephone Number:
+15097877777

Worksite

Address:
Silvest Rd, Orondo, WA 98843

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24099-863990
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
See Addendum A
Date Posted:
4/23/2024

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