Profession fruit and vegetable picker

Fruit and vegetable pickers select and harvest fruits, vegetables and nuts according to the method appropriate for the type of fruit, vegetable or nut.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Select fruits and vegetables

    Select fruit and vegetables for picking according to size, colour and ripeness.

  • Apply health and safety when picking

    Take the necessary health and safety precautions when picking: posture your body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Carry picking work aids

    Carry work equipment, such as ladders, small containers or canvas drop cloths.

  • Store crops

    Store and preserve crops in accordance with standards and regulations to ensure their quality. Ensure that storage facilities are kept according to hyginic standards, regulating temperature, heating and air conditioning of storage facilities.

  • Store products

    Store products to ensure the quality and in accordance with standards and regulations. Ensure the stock facilities are kept according to hygiene standards, regulating temperature, heating and air conditioning of storage facilities.

  • Harvest crop

    Mow, pick or cut agricultural products manually or using appropriate tools and machinery. Taking into account the relevant quality criteria of products, hygiene prescriptions and using the appropriate methods.

  • Work in outdoor conditions

    Can cope with the different climate conditions such as heat, rain, cold or in strong wind.

Optional knowledge and skills

load picked fruits and vegetables maintain storage facilities drive agricultural machines follow safety procedures when working at heights measure fruits or vegetables pack vegetables or fruits

Common job titles

  • Order picker
  • Warehouse picker/packer - 3rd shift
  • Night shift warehouse loader
  • Research technician
  • Forklift operator
  • Warehouse order picker