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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

D & K Harvesting Inc

Grand Rapids, MI

$18.50 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18636754585
Email address to Apply:
dkharvesting@aol.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
62
Job Duties:
The job requires a minimum of three months? experience in tasks associated with farm experience. The job requires extensive standing and walking. Workers are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle, feel, reach, climb or balance. Workers are occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl under trellis wires. Workers must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs throughout the course of the day. Thinning: Thinning is a manual process used as part of orchard maintenance to control the size and quality of grown fruit. All workers will be provided with appropriate training to supervisors to ensure proper techniques for thinning are utilized. Workers must have the ability to pick up, use and safely handle a 16-foot orchard ladder weighing approximately 40 pounds to perform thinning tasks. Thinning requires the worker to remove, in some cases but not limited to, the smallest fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Workers 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. Pruning: Workers may be required to prune numerous varieties of apple trees according to established company procedures based on the difference in the treatment of different varieties. Workers are required to possess or acquire pruning skills in order to be able to correctly identify and remove branches which rub against each other, downward-growing branches, shaded interior branches, stubs or broken branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers and selectively remove diseased limbs and branches due to fire blight and/or bacterial canker with hand pruning saws and dippers, and pole pruners. Pruning may occasionally require workers to use chain saws or other mechanized equipment. While pruning, workers will be required to perform work for long periods of time using a variety of pruning equipment, including hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws and 16-foot ladders. Workers pruning apple trees may be required to selectively prune only trees of a certain size as instructed by the supervisor. Apple Harvest: Quality is essential to the apple harvest. Many different varieties of apples will be picked according to established company procedures based on the end use (spot picking for fresh, small percentage of culls for processing). To ensure quality, workers must be able to differentiate between colors accurately to perform color-specific picking. Workers must also be able to carry and pick from 16-foot ladder and be able to carry up to 60 pounds. Pear Harvest: To ensure quality, workers must! tie able to differentiate between colors accurately to perform color-specific picking. Workers must also be able to carry and pick from 16-foot ladder and be able to carry up to 60 pounds. Workers will select hard, large fruits and pull them from the branches then place them in a bag worn around their shoulders. The stem should easily separate from the tree; if the stem resists, give the pear more time on the branch. Leave less mature pears to continue to ripen during the season. Once the bag is full, the worker transfers the fruit to the designated area. Peach Harvest: Workers must be able to carry and pick from 16-foot ladder and be able to carry up to 60 pounds. Workers will select ripe fruit based on a creamy yellow background color and place them in a bag worn around their shoulders. Once the bag is full, the worker transfers the fruit to the designated area. Workers must make certain to the fruit is harvested properly and handled as easily as possible. Since all the fruit on a tree doesn't ripen at one time, the same picking group will generally pick a field five times with two to three days between pickings. Equipment Operator: Worker will safely operate tractor and other farm vehicles as directed.
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:
The employer may conduct drug/alcohol testing post-employment and at the employer's expense. The employer may conduct criminal background checks post-employment and at the employer's expense.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
D & K Harvesting Inc
Location:
LaBelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:
+18636754585

Worksite

Address:
6191 Stage Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24129-970736
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Apple Harvest (fresh): $0.70 and up per bushel (minimum 10.36 bushels per hour); estimated hourly rate is $20 per hour; $18.50 per hour is guaranteed
Date Posted:
5/17/2024

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