Working the Sugar Beet Harvest is a seasonal Work camping experience that starts approximately
October 1st and is a 10-15 day working project. It can take the month of October to complete the 10-15
days of work if the region experiences unfavorable weather. Please plan to commit for the whole month
• Helper/Sample Taker
• Piler Operator
• Skid steer Operator – this position is limited and based upon recent experience.
The job requires the ability to lift, pull, and push a minimum of 25lbs. You must be able to stoop, bend,
shovel, and climb around heavy equipment up to several times a shift. In addition, you must have the
ability to be on your feet regularly. This includes walking on slippery and uneven surfaces. This job
requires the ability to preform essential job tasks in less than favorable conditions at times; which may
include varying temperatures, humidity, wind and cold.
Duties include but are not limited to: Assisting the Piler Operator in cleaning and maintaining the Piling
grounds, communicating with drivers to ensure safe and accurate unloading of trucks. Orchestrates
repair work and supervises and assists in the cleanup of daily operations. You may also be asked to
collect beet samples, or maneuver piling control switches.
When you commit to working the Sugar Beet Harvest, we assign a Workamper Liaison to help you plan
accordingly. A Harvest Liaison will be in contact with you every 30 – 45 days. As it starts nearing harvest,
the Liaison will then give you a campground and district assignment, along with your office orientation
date and time. During your office orientation you will finalize your application, watch a safety
orientation video, and receive your piling site assignment. You will also be scheduled for training.
We provide: We provide you with campsite accommodations, that we pay for. We also provide you with water,
honey wagon, hookups, bathrooms and showers. These are expenses that are included free of charge. Most of the campsites are in – or very near – a town with gas and grocery. We make all your reservations ahead of time. Some
campsites have Camp Hosts available to provide additional help for campers.
Working the Sugar Beet Harvest is one of the highest paying Workamping Opportunities for seasonal
jobs. Harvest Workers can make up to $2,500 in just 2 weeks’ time!
Pay starts at $16.48/hr. The first 8 hours of each shift are regular time, and the last 4 are time and a half.
Saturday is time and a half for all 12 hours, and Sunday is time and a half / or double time. This depends
on which region you’re working. All Harvest Workers are eligible to gain referral payments and a
completion bonus at the end of the season.