Can I do the beet harvest if I am Canadian?
Contact Us for more information on the Canadian application process.
How much can I expect to make?
Compensation will depend on length of employment and your position. Sugar Beet Employees can make up to $1,500 a week!
I don’t have a bank account. How will I get paid?
Sugar Beet Associates will be able to access their paycheck through an instant issue Card which can be used at banks, ATMs or stores.
Where will I be stationed?
As applicants come in and are processed, placement will be determined by matching work site needs with applicant skill set.
Where is Michigan Beet Harvest located?
Our main office is located in Grand Forks, ND. During the harvest we have an office located in Bay City, Sandusky, and Sebewaing MI. Please call 888-791-6738 with questions.
When does my job start?
You can apply online anytime, our local harvest offices will open in the month of August.
A Workamper Coordinator will keep all Sugar Beet Associates informed on important training and start dates.
What documents are acceptable to prove eligibility to work in the US?
In order for any application to be fully processed an applicant must be able to produce acceptable work eligibility documents. For more information on what documents are acceptable please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website. You can find document requirements on page 5.
What type of positions are available? What kind of work environment will I be in?
All positions are classified as light industrial. Shifts run 7 days a week. Shift lengths vary by location.
Do I get breaks?
You will receive 3 breaks per shift. About 15 minutes in duration. For meals you will receive a longer break.
What are the hours I’ll be working?
Shift lengths will vary between 9 hours and 12 hours depending on location.
Can I go someplace for lunch?
You will need to bring your lunch. You’re not allowed to leave the pile ground during your shift. We suggest bringing warm beverages and soup. Time shacks have microwave ovens and also water. Bring sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer.
What equipment is furnished?
We furnish hard hats, safety goggles, reflective vests, porta pottys, and water. We comply with all OSHA requirements.
Do I need special shoes?
You need good hiking boots or a boot with tread. No sneakers, rubber boots, or sandals.
What do I need for clothes?
Clothes that can be layered. Hoodies, gloves, ski pants etc. Coveralls not recommended for women due to the use of a porta potty. No loose, baggy clothing.
When do I get paid? How am I paid?
Every other Friday. Exact pay dates will be provided when the job starts and is also posted near the time clock in the time shacks. We pay by either Direct Deposit or an instant issue pay card.
Can we be with our friends?
We do our best to accommodate all requests of this nature.
What are the wages?
Approximately $18.50/hour. All time after 40 hours is overtime. You may also be eligible for a season completion bonus that is based on 10% of your gross wages if you complete the harvest.