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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker Laborer

Berry Brothers LLC

Paw Paw, MI

$18.50 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12696280526
Email address to Apply:
info@walkerbb.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
60
Job Duties:
Workers will be hand picking/harvesting and packing blueberries by hand according to size, shape, maturity level, and/or ripeness. The workers will be riding, pruning, weeding, hoeing, cleaning, sorting, stacking, boxing, carrying, picking, dumping, folding, grading, sweeping, selecting, labeling, manually changing and dumping lugs and sanitizing on the blueberry farm. Also, workers will be installing and/or repairing irrigation lines, laying mulch, and laying plastic in blueberry fields. Work is in inclement weather conditions including extremely hot, humid, cold and/or rainy weather. Workers will pick the ripe blueberries off the bush by grasping the blueberries between their forefinger and thumbnail, then lightly pulling and gently twisting the fruit off the bush and letting the blue berries roll into the palm of the hand. The blue berries will then be placed in a harvesting bucket being careful not to overfill the container. The filled bucket will be taken to the nearest trailer where it will be dumped. The worker will then get their harvesting bucket back and start the process again. Workers will cover blueberries with netting to keep birds and other insects and wildlife from eating the berries and help prevent bird droppings on blueberries. Workers will repair farm buildings, fences, and other structures using hand tools, such as shovels, and tampers. Soil samples will be taken and fertilizer will be applies accordingly. After harvest season workers will remove dead blueberry bushes and plant new blueberry bushes. Mulch will need to be applied to established and new bushes protect blueberry bushes thru the winter months. Box Building Operators: loading stacks of flat, cardboard box materials onto machine; moving empty cardboard boxes onto pallets; placing cardboard boxes onto conveyor belt; moving pallets with hand jacks. Mechanical Harvester workers must be able to work outside, mostly at night; able to lift 50 pounds: Harvester Machine drivers – drives machine harvester and cleans machines daily; Harvester Worker - stacks empty trays on machine and stacks full trays on harvester and trailers while harvesting; also palletizes full berry trays for transport to receiving porch. Farm and field workers will operate multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing to farm site, around the farm and to grocery and banking facilities as appropriate. Workers set up, position and operate the mobile weigh station, stocking and maintaining it with scales, ice water, hand sanitizer, paper towels, trash cans, etc. Palletize full berry trays for transport to receiving porch. Move pallets of full berry trays to receiving porch by tractor, take empty trays to the field and assist in palletizing berry trays. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Workers may be required to do a post accident drug screen at the employers expense. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather or other condition to be beyond the exployers control. These periods can occcur anytime thorughout the seaosn. Our request for leave of absence must be made to the employer in writing. All absences will be counted towards hours offered for the purpose of the guarantee.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
Employee will receive 1 week of training on work duties and use of the equipment. El empleado recibir 1 semana de capacitacin sobre las tareas laborales y el uso del equipo. Safety/Seguridad: (Spanish) Los trabajadores deben estar constantemente alertas y cumplir con todas las reglas de seguridad segun las instrucciones del supervisor. Los trabajadores deben tener cuidado de manejar herramientas, equipos y productos de manera que eviten lesiones o heridas. No se permite el uso o la posesion de alcohol o drogas ilegales durante el tiempo de trabajo o durante cualquier dia de trabajo en o antes de que se complete el trabajo para ese dia (como durante los periodos de comida o descanso). Los trabajadores no pueden presentarse a trabajar bajo la influencia del alcohol o drogas ilegales. Las drogas ilegales no pueden ser usadas o mantenidas en las instalaciones del empleador.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Berry Brothers LLC
Company Name:
Berry Crew LLC
Location:
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Telephone Number:
+12696280526

Worksite

Address:
33818 County Road 653, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24112-909134
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
$0.50 per pound of blueberries hand picked
Date Posted:
4/26/2024

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