Farm Laborer - Orchard assistant - $13/hr

Employer
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Location
Prior Lake
Posted
Jul 04, 2017
Closes
Aug 03, 2017
Ref
3389
Contact
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Shift - Hours: First
Days: Monday - Friday
Hiring rate or hiring range: $13.00 / hr
Job Description:

Job Summary:

Assists with orchard maintenance, groundskeeping, animal care, egg processing. Works with volunteers and youth.


Job Duties:

  1. Performs one or more of the following duties:
  2. Assist in planting and cultivating edible fruits and vegetables for a farm to market operation including greenhouse work, installation of a fruit orchard and working in a high tunnel.
  3. Assist in farm operations by: hand cultivation of produce, operating tractors, implements, and other machinery; harvesting and storing vegetables in preparation for delivery to market; packing and delivering produce orders.
  4. Assist to collect and process maple sap for the production of maple syrup. Bottle maple syrup. Deliver maple syrup to vendors at the direction of supervisory staff.
  5. Manage honeybee colonies for the production of honey. Harvest and bottle honey. Deliver honey to vendors at the direction of supervisory staff.
  6. Assist in farm-related record keeping and documentation.
  7. Assist with volunteers and youth groups.
  8. Assists in planting and cultivating edible fruits for a farm to market operation inlcuding mowing, weedwhipping and thinning.
  9. Assist with harvest of orchard crops.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Seasonal position - now through end of harvest - end of October. 24 - 40 hours/week available.

Primary responsibilities include Orchard maintenance.

  1. Ability to operate farm machinery.
  2. Valid driver's license required with a good driving record.
  3. On feet or standing 90% of time.
  4. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  5. Outside work 90% of time. As related to climate conditions. May work in excessive heat in the summer in a non-climate controlled environment.
  1. Animal care (chickens and goats) - feed, water, clean, clean up, process eggs
  2. Orchard care - grounds maintenance, week whipping, orchard maintenance, harvest
  3. Operate a tractor and weedwhip.
  4. Prune branches or thin flowers/young fruit.
  5. Harvest and store fruits (raspberries, strawberries, apples, juneberries, pears, apricots, plums, elderberries).
  6. Wash, store, and pack fruit for deliveries.
  7. Document orchard activities.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

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