Orchard Workers - JO# GA2030799812Pearson Farm
Pearson Farm, Fort Valley, GA now hiring 65 temporary Orchard Workers to work in Crawford, Peach, Houston, Dooly, Talbot, Meriwether, and Macon Counties, GA from 4/11/2018 to 8/14/2018. Hourly wage of $10.95 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, harvest, grade and pack peaches; plant peach trees and pecan trees. Perform ongoing peach and pecan orchard maintenance including pruning and thinning trees. Farm vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance. Work outside in inclement weather, especially extreme heat or cold for extensive periods of time; perform prolonged bending, standing, and walking; use of repetitive hand movements while pruning, thinning, picking peaches, spreading fertilizer or grading crops; use a stool or 2 feet ladder to reach tree limbs; reach overhead for extended periods of time while pruning trees; lift, carry and load up to 50 pounds; and hoist up to 30 pounds overhead and support 35 pounds over the shoulder while walking for prolonged periods of time.
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 hours per week 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.