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. 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.

Job requirements




Secondary (high) school graduation certificate


Will train

Specific Skills
Pick row and orchard crops
Equipment and Machinery Experience
Weight Handling
Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Type of Crops
Orchard fruit
Own Tools/Equipment
Work Site Environment
Outdoors; Wet/damp; Hot
Transportation/Travel Information
Own transportation
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Manual dexterity; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Large workload; Overtime required
Work Location Information
Rural area
Personal Suitability
Effective interpersonal skills; Flexibility; Team player; Values and ethics; Reliability

Job details

  • Location : Iroquois, Canada
  • Salary: $14.18HOUR hourly for 50 to 60 hours per week
  • Terms of employment : Permanent, Full time
  • Day: Evening, Weekend, Overtime, Flexible Hours, Early Morning
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Vacancies : 87 Vacancies
Position Summary:

1) Harvests 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.

2) Carries positions work aids, like ladders, canvas drop cloths and buckets.

3) Selects fruit to be harvested, according to size, shape and color.

4) Grasps, twists, and pulls fruit, snips stems, and shakes trees and vines to separate crop from plant and places fruit into bags, buckets, or trays, exercising care to avoid plant fruit damage.

5) Empties filled containers into collection boxes bins.

6) May stand on ladders or elevated platforms, stoop over plants, or crawl along rows to reach fruit.

7) May measure fruit, using gauges.

8) May pour fruit through screens when removing foreign matter, like twigs grasses.

9) May position hand held vibrating device against branches of bushes to shake ripe fruit from branches.

10) May dump fruit from containers onto conveyors or load containers onto trucks or wagons.

11) May remove ladders, debris, boxes, and discarded fruit from fields bogs to clean growing areas.

12) May collect fallen nuts into piles, using rake.

13) May carry position irrigation pipes.

14) May be identified with tasks being performed, like rhubarb trimming, cranberry screening, and walnut knocking..

How to apply

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