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Apple Picker needed in Canada by David Griffiths

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Apple Picker needed in Canada by David Griffiths

Fruit pickers, often referred to as harvesters, are an important part of the agriculture industry because fruit is delicate and requires gentle harvesting techniques. Mechanized picking machines can damage or destroy fruit during the picking process. Approximately 75 percent of U.S. vegetables are machine harvested, but less than half of fruit cops use mechanized labor, according to Rural Migration News. Fruit pickers must be detail-oriented, fast and reliable so they can remove fruit without loss. Orchard managers have their own procedures for harvesting fruit, so pickers must learn procedures and tips to satisfy their boss’s expectations.

Harvest fruits nuts, like cherries, strawberries, grapes, oranges, and pecans, according to method appropriate for type of fruit, by hand or using tools, like shears, rubber mallet, pronged scoop, or hooked pole. Carry positions work aids, like ladders, canvas drop cloths and buckets….

Responsibilities:

  • Distinguished and harvested all fruits according to size, shape, and color.
  • Used hand tools, ladders, and other equipments and completed assigned tasks efficiently.
  • Sniped stems and separated unwanted substances from fruits.
  • Weighed, placed, and arranged fruits into containers, carefully and properly.
  • Packed and loaded filled fruit-containers onto trucks for transportation.
  • Removed damaged and defective fruits and cleaned work site, as required.

Job details

  •  Location: 42933 St Michaels Rd Brussels, ONN0G 1H0
  •  Salary:$14.39HOUR hourly for 50 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Seasonal employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Weekend, Early Morning
    08:00 to 18:00
  •  Start date: Start date 2021-09-09
  •  vacancies: 2 vacancies

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

No degree, certificate or diploma

Experience

1 year to less than 2 years

Specific Skills
Pick row and orchard crops
Work Site Environment
Outdoors
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling
Personal Suitability
Reliability

How to apply

By email

dgriffiths58@hotmail.com

Advertised until

2021-07-29

Intended job posting audience

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

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