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Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - MI - Applewood

Deerfield, MI

$18.50 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: apples. Rock/Roots/Stick/Brush Pick-Up and Removal: Worker will pick up hand rocks, roots, sticks, brush from ground and place on trailers, in loader buckets or piles. The use of pointed shovel, ax, loppers or pry bar may be necessary for help with pick up. Pay will be hourly. Worker will be required to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and lift for long periods of time. General Farm Labor: Some of the work required from the worker to be performed that is incidental to farming crops listed in this application may be described as performing hand cultivation duties, planting crops, transplanting (may include riding on a transplant machine), cutting spears and sorting, weeding or hoeing crops, cleaning, repairing seed beds and racks, setting up and moving irrigation pipes and equipment. Tasks the worker must be able to perform include: assist in pest controls; install culverts for field drainage; remove and reinstall sprinklers, remove debris, boxes, and discarded plants from fields to keep clean growing areas; general ranch maintenance; basic irrigation maintenance; clean and maintenance equipment and tools, assist in equipment cleaning, assist in applications by hand or tractor of fertilizers and or/pesticides; frost control of sprinklers, frost blanket coverings, or hoop coverings. May be necessary to assist in the use of farm equipment such as tractors, trucks and harvest machinery, etc. Apple Harvest: Quality is essential. 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.) Workers must be able to differentiate between colors accurately in order to perform color-specific picking. Care must be taken when picking so as not to damage or bruise fruit. Workers must be able to pick and dump fruit without stem pulls, punctures, bruising or other damage which diminishes quality. Observation of bruised, damaged or cull fruit by the supervisor, or as indicated on the pick quality report will result in a verbal disciplinary warning. A written disciplinary warning may occur when a bin is inspected and a significant number of culls, bruised or damaged fruit are found by the supervisor. Upon the third notice a worker's employment may be terminated. Company supervisors will explain and demonstrate if necessary picking requirements to all workers at the start of the season and as needed thereafter to ensure quality standards. Workers will be expected to pick apples in a timely manner, free of bruises and defects. For food and general safety purposes, all workers will be required to follow common sanitary practices, as specified by the employer, at all times. Work area must be kept clean and safe by keeping dropped fruit away from the bin in order to prevent missteps when emptying the picking bucket. Harvesting apples may require the use of ladders. The harvesting begins at the bottom of the tree, then the worker moves to the middle of the tree utilizing an aluminum ladder, then completes the harvest of the tree at the top, utilizing a wooden ladder, at the direction of the supervisor. Workers must be able to carry an 18- foot ladder and must be able to harvest at a height of up to 16 feet. Workers will be assigned to a row of apple trees or share a row of apples trees to harvest. Harvested fruit is placed gently into a picking container until full. This container may weigh up to 60 pounds. The picking bag must be worn around the shoulder, to the side, and not around the waist. There shall be no modification of picking bags (i.e. no lengthening of picking strings, etc.) unless approved by supervisor. Fill the bin completely with crown to meet specifications of supervisor/ quality control. Do not let fruit roll in the bin. The full picking container is gently emptied into a field bin, either plastic or wood, taking care not to bruise the fruit.
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:
Months of Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - MI - Applewood
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:


2998 Rodesiler Hwy., Deerfield, MI 49238

Job Order Details

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Multiple Worksites:
Additional Wage Information:
Apple Harvest, per box/bin. In apple harvest, Overlook adjust our piece pay's daily, depending on variety, size of fruit and quality expected, and overall size of crop which is direct result of Weather conditions. $15/box, is the LOWEST we would ever pay
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