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.
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
- 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
- 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
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