The major function of a fruit packer is to guarantee that allocated fruit stacks are thoroughly checked and boxed. They collaborate with fruit producers and in greengrocery outlets. Operating as a fruit picker packer necessitates some familiarity with fruit harvesting, packaging, and transportation. It is necessary to understand the fundamentals of selecting and wrapping while operating as a fruit packer. It’s also crucial to be able to lift and move fruit packs in a way that minimizes harm. Fruit packers are also expected to perform labeling and packaging activities. Furthermore, they must be able to detect manufacturing flaws. Because fruit is sensitive and needs sensitive harvesting procedures, fruit pickers, also known as harvesters, are an important element of the agriculture business. Fruit pickers must be meticulous, quick, and dependable to remove fruit without causing damage. Pickers must acquire methods and suggestions to meet their boss’s standards, as managers use their protocols for collecting fruit.
Fruit Picker Job Titles:
- Fruit Picker
- Fruit Packer
Fruit Picker Job Summary:
We are looking to hire a fruit picker who has experience performing similar roles. Selecting, packing, packaging, labeling, and utilizing a pallet jack is among the responsibilities. You must be able to reliably and effectively follow directions, execute assigned tasks, and adhere to business standards. You must safely transport materials while adhering to all corporate guidelines and standards. Your responsibilities include properly deciding, packing, wrapping, and staging products according to standard procedures, precisely confirming products against order, processing and packaging commodity promptly according to standard procedures for choosing and grouping, and notifying managerial staff of any cracked product discovered during handling. Ensure that cleanliness criteria are met while keeping a close eye on the details.
Fruit Picker Job Responsibilities and Duties:
- Examine the allotted fruit stacks to see how they should be packed.
- Depending on the level of fruit that requires to be boxed, obtain boxes and containers.
- Preventive layering should be used to line boxes or crates.
- Fill crates with extra materials to make them secure for transporting fruit.
- Grab each thing and inspect it for compliance.
- Separate bad fruit or discard it.
- Fruits should be placed in inboxes.
- Securely arrange the fruits.
- Fruits should be labeled as per the specifications.
- On top of each carton, add more packing.
- Boxes and containers should be closed and sealed with glue or nails.
Fruit Picker Job Skills and Qualification:
- A high school diploma or GED is preferred
- Minimum 1 year of expertise in a similar role
- Take pleasure in your practical effort.
- Free of atopic dermatitis and allergic reactions to agro-chemicals
- Able to deal with the job’s physical requirements
- Able to operate at an altitude
- Allowed to work regularly and efficiently for lengthy periods
- Willing and able to work outside in all types of weather
- Ability to move from property to property picking fruit
- Able to perform manual and occasionally heavy labor
- Trustworthy and driven
Fruit Picker Salary
Fruit pickers earn an average of $8.62 per hour. The average age of a fruit picker is 26 years old. Fruit picking is a seasonal job that offers work during the summer months when there is more demand for fruit. The seasonal nature of the job means that fruit pickers are likely to get fewer hours or be laid off during the winter months when there’s a lower demand for produce.