Orchard WorkersSouthern Orchard Management, LLC
Southern Orchards Management, LLC, Fort Valley, GA now hiring 124 temporary Orchard Workers to work in Washington, Peach, Crawford, Bleckley, Macon, Houston, Dodge, Taylor and Schley Counties, GA from 2/1/2019 to 8/10/2019. Hourly wage of $11.13 and piece rates ranging from $0.15 per tree to thin or prune peach trees to $0.45 per 5/8 bushel to hand harvest peaches, whichever is higher. Production standards apply. Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack peaches, apples and pecans. On-going orchard maintenance including planting, pruning, and thinning peach, apple and pecan trees. Work outside in inclement weather, especially extreme heat or cold for extensive periods of time. Perform prolonged bending, standing, walking, use of repetitive hand movements while grading or spreading fertilizer. Use a stool or ladder to reach tree limbs. Reach over head for extended periods of time while pruning trees. Climb 8 ft. ladders, lift, carry, and load up to 50 lbs., hoist up to 30 lbs. over head and support 35 lbs. 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. Three months of verifiable experience is required in horticultural pruning and thinning and working in a fruit orchard or in grading fruits or vegetables. Three quarters of an average of 40 hrs./wk guaranteed. 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.