A fruit picker is responsible for the planting, harvesting, picking and preparation of the produce for sale and distribution. Job responsibilities of a fruit picker include planting the produce, picking and packing the produce, inspecting the produce to make sure that it is up to quality standards, maintaining the produce, maintaining and recording information about the produce, operating farm machinery necessary to harvest produce, loading produce onto trucks and helping with the transportation of the produce.
A high school diploma is required to be a fruit picker. Helpful job skills include physical fitness, good communication skills, good problem solving skills, knowledge of produce and equipment, active listening, and self-motivation. The future job market outlook of a fruit picker is fair.