Fruit pickers harvest, sort and gather fruit with their hands. Some use small knives or tools to cut fruit from branches and vines. To harvest some fruits, such as apples, oranges and peaches, you must be able to climb a ladder, remove the fruit and place it in your satchel or basket without injury. Other fruits, such as strawberries, grow on low-lying plants, so you must have the endurance and strength to bend over for long periods of time. Fruit harvesters must be available to work seasonal jobs when fruit is ripe for picking. You must be able to withstand inclement weather, such as wind or rain, if fruit needs to be harvested immediately. Orchard managers and farm owners don’t want their crops to spoil or rot. A formal education isn’t required to pick fruit, and you’ll likely receive on-the-job training.
- Location: Kerwood, ON
- Salary $14.18HOUR hourly for 45 hours per week
- Terms of employmentSeasonal
- Start date 2020-08-18
- vacancies 6 vacancies
No degree, certificate or diploma
No experience Specific Skills Pick row and orchard crops Weight Handling Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)
Type of Crops
Work Site Environment
Outdoors At heights
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Repetitive tasks; Handling heavy loads; Physically demanding; Hand-eye co-ordination; Ability to distinguish between colours; Standing for extended periods; Bending, crouching, kneeling; Large workload
How to apply
6232 Sexton Rd.
N0M 2B0 Between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM