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Farmworker and Harvest Laborers

Hess Orchards Farm Market, LLC.

Chambersburg, PA

$15.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17172641749

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
30
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Following supervisors instruction, workers will harvest, load, grade, and pack various types of vegetables. The worker will require use of hand tools such as shears and knives. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 60 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring and ripeness according to prescribed standards. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Peach Harvesting: Following the supervisors instructions, the worker will prune and thin peach trees when necessary to ensure proper growth of fruit. When ripe, workers will remove fruit from the trees and place in a plastic container suspended by a harness worn by the worker. When full, worker will carry container to designated area, unhook full container, receive empty container and repeat the process. Pepper Harvesting: As instructed, worker will move down assigned row and pick proper size, shape and color of pepper, place into bucket. When full, take to designated area. Cucumber Harvest: As instructed, worker will move down assigned row grasping, twisting then removing cucumber from plant by snapping stem. Place cucumber into bucket, exercising care to avoid damage to vines and cucumber. Dump full buckets onto the conveyor as instructed. Squash Harvest: As instructed, worker will move down assigned row and pick proper size, shape and color of squash, place into bucket. When full, take to designated area. Melon Harvest: As instructed each worker will move down assigned row picking melons that have proper color and size, place on conveyor, then taken to harvest wagons. Pumpkins: Using a harvesting knife, cut and gather pumpkins and place in the bin. Apple Harvest: Quality is essential to the apple harvest. Many different varities of apples will be picked according to established company procedures based on the end use (spot picking for fresh, small percentage of culls for processing.) To ensure quality, workers must be able to differentiate between colors accurately in order to perform color-specific picking. Workers must be able to carry up to 60 pounds. Pear Harvest: Following the supervisors instructions, the worker will prune and thin pear trees when necessary to ensure proper growth of fruit. When ripe, workers will remove fruit from the trees and place in a plastic container suspended by a harness worn by the worker. When full, worker will carry container to designated area, unhook full container, receive empty container and repeat the process Sweet Corn Hand Harvesting Hand picking corn, bundling harvest bags, loading dryer boxes, hailing bundles of harvested material from the fields, removal of tassel bags, or other used supplies from the fields, removal of tassel bags, shoots bags, or used supplies from the field. Sorting harvest bundles for shipping to shelling hubs. Laying out harvested material in tubs for selection. General Farm Work: Tasks the worker must be able to perform include: field cleanup including pulling weeds, gathering plastic, picking up trash, and pulling and palletizing stakes. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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:
No
Special Requirements:
Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may be required to drive company vehicles. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. The employer may discipline the worker, including brief suspension of work activities/employment for a set period determined by the supervisor or termination of employment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Hess Orchards Farm Market, LLC.
Location:
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Telephone Number:
+17173771771

Worksite

Address:
4323 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22081-996952
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/1/2022

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