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Orchard Maintenance Crew Member at Orchard Keepers Inc. - 10749

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Orchard Maintenance Crew Member
Orchard Keepers Inc.
116 McPherson St Unit F
95060 Santa Cruz , CA
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Job Description: 

Orchard Keepers is looking to fill a full-time position on our orchard maintenance crew. We tend to hundreds of home orchards every year. Throughout the year, our teams are involved in all aspects of orchard care. We are looking for the right individual who would look at this job as a long term endeavor (2 years or more).

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Tasks include:
Pruning: dormant and in-season pruning of deciduous and evergreen fruit trees and cane fruit
Top dressing/fertility management: spreading bulky organic materials, fertilizers, and liquids
Irrigation: running diagnostics on irrigation systems to make sure systems are working properly
Orchard check-ups: monthly visits to ensure health, productivity, and beauty in the orchard
Weeding and general upkeep of the home orchard
Organic pest prevention and control (OMRI materials only)

Education & Experience: 

Works well with others and communicates clearly
Great customer service
Some fruit tree pruning experience is helpful
Basic knowledge of home irrigation systems
Basic knowledge of organic soil care
Minimum 1 year experience in horticulturally-related field
Valid drivers license with a clean driving record
Excited about fruit trees and eager to learn more
Punctual and responsible
Highly organized and able to work independently

Application Instructions: 

If interested, send a resume to and answer the following question:
What do you find most rewarding working with plants?

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