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Farmworkers & Laborers Crop

Southern Vermont Orchard

Bennington, VT

$14.99 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in the job order and must be available for the entire period of employment specified in Box 3 & 4, Page 1. Job duties include pruning, thinning, general orchard work and harvesting produce in an apple orchard, as well as field work of weeding, thinning, hoeing and other duties related to the planting, maintaining and harvesting of strawberries and blueberries. In addition, workers may be asked to drive tractor, pick up brush from orchard floor, pick rocks to prepare soil for planting, repair broken bins, plant and water trees, and perform other farm-related duties as the need arises. Workers may also work in a packing house, load and unload trucks, pack apples into totes, and drive truck to remove apple bins from the outlying orchards at harvest time. Workers will harvest apples from approximately August 15th to October 31st. Productivity during apple harvest must be at least 60 1-1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours worked with no more than 5% bruising for fresh market. The employer will provide 1 day of training and allow 2 days of work for the worker to satisfactorily perform the duties described in the job description. Workers may supervise crews of up to 10 workers during apple harvest. Bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant this job order, at the companys sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Workers should report to work with their own suitable work clothing. Workers must be willing to work in varied weather conditions, including temperatures as low as 25 degrees with snow up to one foot deep and as high as 90 degrees with damp mornings. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 20 foot ladder and know how to use a chain saw. Work requires long periods of standing, bending and kneeling, as well as climbing ladders for long periods of time. Workers must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and be available to work Monday through Saturday. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned. Worker will be given 30 minutes for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be able to take directions in simple English.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Special Requirements:
NONE; Workers may supervise crews of up to 10 workers during apple harvest only.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Southern Vermont Orchard
Bennington , VT 05201
Telephone Number:


1126 Carpenter Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201

Job Order Details

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