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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker; Diversified

DeEugenio Farms LLC

Glassboro, NJ

$15.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18568812930
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
54
Job Duties:
Peaches, Nectarines & Apples: Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruit according to supervisor’s instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock and do pruning activates using a variety of mechanical and non-mechanical tools. May remove blossoms to improve yield and quality. May aid in irrigation duties, May aid in minor repair of wooden fruit containers. Workers may thin and/or harvest fruit. Workers will harvest fruit according to color, size and degree of maturity as specified by supervisor and place into half bushel baskets taking the extra time, care, and effort not to bruise or scar the fruit. Workers may windrow bull containers or carry full containers weighing approximately 50 lbs. to truck or trailer and stack according to supervisor’s specifications. Fruit thinners will thin fruit using hands and/or bat to knock off excess fruit, spacing remaining peaches approximately one hand width apart, taking care to walk around entire tree before moving onto next. Workers will be required on stay on their assigned row. The following description of job activities applies to peaches, apples, and nectarines. Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instance, fruit harvest will be done from up to a sixteen-foot ladder weighing up to 40 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is taken to transport vehicles and gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the filed bin. Field bin volume may be checked and determined by weight on state certified scales. Workers are required to stay on their assigned row unless directed by a supervisor to change, of to help someone sporadically. Picking units will be kept free of limbs, leaves or mushy fruit. Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor. Pruning: While pruning trees, workers will receive proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw pruners, chain saw, pole saws and hand snips. These tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The cost of tools destroyed maliciously or lost carelessly will be deducted from worker’s wages. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard. In some instances, pruning will be done from up to a sixteen-foot ladder weighing up to 40 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. Workers must remove all resulting materials from the trees rendered from performing pruning tasks. When pruning is complete on each tree, each worker is required to rake and scatter the resulting brush in the center if the tractor/equipment middles. Workers will be required to pick up and return pruning ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
All applicants must have at least 3 months experience pruning commercial fruit bearing trees. Workers will be performing any of the duties listed as 45-2092.02 Farmworkers and laborers- Fruits. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers may be subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
DeEugenio Farms LLC
Location:
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Telephone Number:
+18568812930

Worksite

Address:
500 University Blvd, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22060-939862
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/4/2022

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