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Overlook Harvesting Company, LLC

Mears, MI

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Number of Workers Requested:  21
Crops/Commodities: crops including, but not limited to, tree fruit, vegetables and hops. First-line supervision and coordination of agricultural workers. Under the direction of farm management, assign tasks and monitor crop production operations. Train workers in techniques such as planting, cultivating, or harvesting and in use of safety measures. Train workers in safe equipment operation. Take directions from managers on work schedules, production requirements, and conditions of equipment and supplies. Maintain details of personnel actions. Operate employer’s electronic time keeping system. First-line supervisors do not have direct hiring or firing authority, but may be asked by farm management to give warnings or take disciplinary action against works for safety or work rule violations. 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. Hoeing: Worker will walk down rows of planted crops using a garden hoe to remove weeds from growing around and within the plants. Care must be exercised as to not dig up or harm the adjacent vegetable plants. Pay will be hourly. Worker must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and stand for long periods of time and work at a steady and efficient pace. Weeding: Workers will remove weeds by use of a hoe/pickaxe from the walk-way and remove all weeds growing around plants by hand. Workers will remove weeds from the growing area by raking piles of debris and dispose of it as directed by the farm manager and or/crew supervisor. Pruning: The supervisor will set the standard for pruning a block of trees and will provide all the necessary equipment to perform the required task. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune according to the predetermined standard as instructed by supervisors. All limbs and branches pruned must be removed from the tree and moved to the center of the drive row. Pruning may involve the use of ladders and motorized platforms. Hand pruners, hydraulic saws and air pruners may be used for cutting limbs. Prune unwanted vegetative growth. Must be able ot identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers and selectively remove diseased limbs and branches due to fire blight and/or bacterial canker. Grafting: Grafting is when a section of a fruit tree stem with leaf buds is manually inserted into the stock of a planted fruit tree. Worker will be required to safely use a knife to cut off a branch of the understock, making a straight, slanting cut. Worker will then attach the cut section of the new stem to the stock of the tree and bind tightly with tape. All grafts must be covered with a protective coating immediately after completing the graft. 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/trees, transplanting (may include riding on a transplant machine), cutting spears and sorting, weeding or hoeing crops, root stock work, cleaning, repairing seed beds and racks, setting up and moving irrigation pipes and equipment.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  6
Special Requirements:  This job requires a minimum of 6 months of agricultural experience working in a greenhouse overseeing crews handling mechanized and manual tasks. Crew supervisors are responsible for overseeing that farmworkers perform manual tasks with accuracy and efficiency. 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. Workers must have either a U.S. CDL license with a Class B and Passenger Endorsement or a Mexican CDL – Digital Mexican License with A and B Endorsements.
Number of Hours Per Week:  48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  5:15 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC – MI – Asparagus
Location:  Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:  +18633244654

Worksite Address:

1556 N. 56th Ave., Mears, MI 49436

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