8611 Harvesting labourers

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Lead statement

Harvesting labourers assist other farm workers to harvest, sort and pack crops.

Example Titles

  • apple picker
  • berry picker
  • crop farm labourer – harvesting
  • fruit picker
  • fruit sorter – farm
  • harvest hand
  • vegetable packer – farm

Main duties

Harvesting labourers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Pick row and orchard crops
  • Sort, weigh and pack fruit and vegetables at the farm
  • Load, unload and transfer crates, supplies, farm produce and products for transport
  • Clean up racks, trays, and harvest bins and general clean up of growing, producing and packing areas
  • Assist with general farm maintenance and maintenance of equipment and tools
  • May assist in preparing garden beds for planting
  • May write daily progress reports of inventory harvested.

Employment requirements

  • There are no specific education or training requirements.

Additional information

  • Progression to other farm worker positions is possible with experience.