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Warner Robins, GA Part time
Posted on September 17, 2017
Pearson Farm, Fort Valley, GA now hiring 18 temporary Orchard Workers to work in Crawford, Peach, Houston, Dooly and Macon Counties, GA from 9/22/2017 to 12/22/2017. Hourly wage of $10.62 or piece rate of $0.15 per tree to prune peach tree, whichever is higher. Perform manual labor to maintain pecan and peach orchards including pruning and thinning trees, and harvest of pecans by hand and harvesting equipment. Farm vehicle and equipment operation and maintenance. 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. Work is outside in inclement weather, especially extreme cold, for extensive periods of time; prolonged bending, standing, and walking; use of repetitive hand movements while grading or spreading fertilizer; use a stool or 2 ft. ladder to reach peach 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. overhead; support 35 lbs. over the shoulder while walking for prolonged periods of time. 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. Apply for this job by reporting to the nearest SWA in the state in which this ad appeared or contact the Houston County Career Center GA Department of Labor, 96 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, GA 31088, (478) 988-7130, JO# GA1529562540.

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