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Pearson Farm

Ft. Valley , GA

Orchard Workers #GA2939838766

Pearson Farm
Ft. Valley, GA Full-time
Posted on January 5, 2019

Agriculture Pearson Farm, Fort Valley, GA now hiring 60 temporary Orchard Workers to work in Crawford, Peach, Houston, Dooly, and Macon Counties, GA from February 4, 2019 to August 18, 2019.

Hourly wage of $11.13 or incentive piece rates ranging from $0.15 per tree to prune or thin peach trees to $0.45 per 5/8 bushel to hand harvest peaches. Production standards apply.

Manually cultivate and harvest peaches; plant peach trees and pecan trees. Perform ongoing peach and pecan orchard maintenance including pruning and thinning trees. Operate and maintain farm vehicles and equipment.Work is outside in inclement weather, especially extreme heat or cold, for extensive periods of time, prolonged bending, standing, walking, use of repetitive hand movements while grading or spreading fertilizer, use a stool or 2 ft. ladder to reach tree limbs, reach over head for extended periods of time while pruning trees, lift, carry, and load up to 50 lbs., hoist up to 30 lbs. over head, support 35 lbs. over the shoulder while walking for prolonged periods of time. Must be 18 or older. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work. Two months of verifiable fruit orchard experience required. Three quarters of an average of 45 hrs./wk guaranteed. May pay an end of season bonus upon completion of the contract based on production standards, total number of seasons worked continuously, prior experience and other factors including, but not limited to crop condition and profitability. Tools, supplies and equipment provided at no cost. Housing provided at no cost if outside commuting area. If applicable, transportation and subsistence expense to the job will be paid upon completion of 50% of the employment period, or earlier.