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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Worker

Wyckoff Farms, Inc.

Grandview, WA

$19.25 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15092037830
Email address to Apply:
stephaniem@wyckoff-farms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
200
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: blueberries, grapes, cauliflower, watermelon, mint, apples, hops, squash, organic sweet corn. All Crops: Shoot Positioning – Move catch wires on trellis to upward position with the goal of keeping shoots vertical. OR: Remove catch wires and drop to the ground. Tuck shoots under catch wires after they have been moved. Shoot Thinning – Remove shoots from vines/trees/plants or bushes in order to improve light penetration, air movement throughout the canopy and adjust crop yields. 1st – 3rd Years & Mature Tying & Training – Follow crop specific indications as dictated by management and with the use of a small hand pruner, remove excess wood from newly planted vine/bush or tree. In grapes - install grow tube around vine and tie to trainer and trellis stakes using plastic tying material. Plus, removing of soil from base of vine and sealing the base of the grow tube. In apples - trimming side limbs off or heading the tree right after planting (depends on grower desire) then, staking tree or securing it to trellis wire (once trellis is in). Herbicide Application – (DOES NOT INCLUDE VALLEY BLUEBERRIES) Workers will be supervised by a licensed person. If the chemical requires a license to apply, they will be licensed themselves. Dependent upon crop and as dictated by management- mix and apply herbicide either by hand or with farm implement. If by Implement: Following direction of spray supervisor, and depending on weather, determine spray job to be performed. Fill tanks with appropriate mixture of herbicide, based on recommendation provided. Ensure tractor and sprayer are clean and appropriately maintained, including greased and oiled. Apply herbicide to plants by operating tractor and spray implement. Perform maintenance and repair as needed, with the guidance of supervision. Pesticide Application – (DOES NOT INCLUDE VALLEY BLUEBERRIES) Workers will be supervised by a licensed person. If the chemical requires a license to apply, they will be licensed themselves. Dependent upon crop and as dictated by management, mix and apply pesticide either by hand or with farm implement. If by Implement: Following direction of spray supervisor, and depending on weather, determine spray job to be performed. Fill tanks with appropriate mixture of pesticide, based on recommendation provided. Ensure tractor and sprayer are clean and appropriately maintained, including greased and oiled. Apply pesticide to plants by operating tractor and spray implement. Weed mat repair/removal/replacement: Repairing/removing or replacing weed mat, as dictated by management by fixing holes, placing new weed mat or removing old or damaged weed mat and securing weed mat to ground using tools and staples. Hand Cultivation – Pull, cut, hoe weeds in cultivated rows, as dictated by management dependent upon the crop - taking care not to damage plants and weed mat. May be required to maneuver tree guards to remove plant material. Spread and remove ground covers when needed. Forklift Driver – Under the direction of Warehouse Supervisor. Following forklift training and certification, employee will: Open arriving semi-truck doors to inspect incoming product. With forklift, drives each pallet out of truck and places on the weighing scale. Moves pallet off scale once tags with weight have been added to pallet, then moves pallet to storing area. Unloads trucks on black top directly off flatbed trucks. Tags all incoming materials with lot control tags. Fills assigned forklift with propane at the end of every shift. Hyster Operator – Dependent upon crop, location and as dictated by management, operator may have to perform the following duties: After semi-truck arrives, open doors to inspect any incoming product. With forklift- drive each pallet out of truck and place on weighing scale.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Jobs are offered working in vineyards, blueberries or hops, handling manual and mechanized tasks associated with commodity production. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Wyckoff Farms, Inc.
Location:
Grandview, WA 98930
Telephone Number:
+15098823934

Worksite

Address:
Yakima Valley - 160602 W Evans Rd., Grandview, WA 98930

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24120-934493
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
All Wine Grape Varieties: 292 Shoot Thinning, per shoot. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $19.25/hr based on workers thinning 963 plants/hr on average. Guaranteed $19.25/hr.
Date Posted:
5/10/2024

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