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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Workers/laborers

WP Orchard LLC

Wapato, WA

$19.25 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15093935775
Email address to Apply:
ally@fruitandland.com
Web address to Apply:
www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
61
Job Duties:
This job requires harvest and associated field work for apples and pears. APPLES/PEARS Harvest: The Worker will hand harvest apples and pears; this can be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. The Worker will attach 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 will carry harness, bucket, or bag of up to 60 lbs. and will place fruit into wooden bins, 4'x4'x3' feet, which hold approximately 25 bushels of fruit. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising fruit or breaking 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; handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. THINNING: Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of grown fruit. The Worker must possess the ability to pick up, 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 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. TRAINING: Training is a process in which the fruit tree is manipulated to increase yield and/or quality. The Worker must possess ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Training may be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or ladder. Some examples of training tasks are but not limited to: Tying, taping or clipping apple or pear limbs to wires. Tying up or down apple or pear limbs. Training and limb positioning of apple and pear trees. Shoot thinning, sucker removal, cluster thinning, shoot positioning, hedging, or leaf removal. Propping and supporting apple and pear trees.
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:
3 months of verifiable tree fruit experience required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
WP Orchard LLC
Location:
Wapato, WA 98951
Telephone Number:
+15093935775

Worksite

Address:
WP Orchard - 183 Windy Point Dr., Wapato, WA 98951

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24135-995855
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
See Addendum A for Piece Rate Information
Date Posted:
5/30/2024

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