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Horticultural Farm Worker (Seasonal Work)

by:  Keelings

Horticultural Farm Worker ( Seasonal Work )

Purpose of the Role:

To pick or care for, through husbandry tasks, products such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries etc. Achieving the target weight or work-rate per hour, as allocated by your supervisors while being aware of, and following the instructions and rules in relation to quality of product, all legislative statutory obligations, and company policies as a Keelings employee.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Correct Fruit/Produce picked into correct punnet / crate to correct standards
  • Husbandry tasks carried out correctly
  • Individual is achieving daily productivity targets
  • All rows are picked correctly
  • Adherence to all Policies & Responsibilities at all times

Main KPI’s:

  • Arriving at Work area on time to commence work. Work may be weather / safety permitting.
  • Comply with break times
  • Comply with all Company and statutory Policies for Health and Safety, Field Harvesting, Husbandry & Field Hygiene
  • Carry Out all Crop Husbandry Tasks to Keelings instruction & rules and Quality.
  • Husbandry jobs are all jobs relating to growing of plants and fruit, which may include, but is not limited to tasks such as planting, weeding, de-runnering, de-leafing, lifting, carrying commissioning and decommissioning of fields & transport
  • Picking 1st and 2nd Class Fruit or other Produce,
  • Putting 1st class fruit / produce into containers provided
  • Putting 2nd class  fruit / produce into containers provided
  • Filling punnets as evenly as possible to correct weight
  • Ensure berries or produce are picked to the correct ripeness and specification
  • Clean plant of all unsuitable fruit whilst picking
  • If on Pickwise system, attach your individual barcode sticker to each of your trays picked for scanning by Supervisor.
  • Return any equipment to your Supervisor
  • Take all belongings and any litter from the field with you
  • Any other reasonable task as assigned to you by your Supervisor
  • Early monring shift pattern, 7am start time
  • Must have own transport

Person Specification:

  • Honest
  • Fit for the nature of the work
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Accurate

Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Agricultural Background
  • Previous experience in harvesting apples would be an advantage

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