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Farm Laborer

Pastore Orchards Inc

Elm, NJ

$15.54 per hour


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Job Description

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack the following crops: strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, sweet corn, tomatoes (round, plum), peppers (bell, jalapeno, long hot, cherry), eggplant, peaches, and sweet potatoes. GENERAL DUTIES / PROCEDURES: Lay and/or remove plastic. Clean plastic of debris. Set and/or remove stakes. Manually pull weeds. Tie, prune, sucker, and thin crops as instructed by supervisor. Remove and/or clean plant debris and/or vines from ground or trellises. Workers must select harvestable produce based on supervisor’s instructions for correct size, maturity and quality. Workers will not break skin, damage, drop or bruise produce or leave any appropriate product on the plant during harvest. Workers must clean, grade, sort, label and package produce as per supervisor’s instructions. Workers must package harvested crops into bins, bags, boxes, plastic containers and crates and load boxes onto pallets and transport vehicles as per supervisor’s instructions, at all times following Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) policies. This job requires extensive walking, standing, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, twisting, and lifting and carrying of up to 70 lbs. Work may be in inclement weather including extreme heat, cold and/or rain for extensive periods of time. Workers must have three months of verifiable commercial vegetable farm experience with comparable operations, within the previous ten years. Experience should include knowledge of proper techniques of pruning, staking, suckering, and tying tomatoes, eggplant and peppers, as well as harvesting sweet potatoes. Workers should also have experience with high tunnel blackberry production including: assisting in the covering, removal and venting of plastic covering of high tunnels. Training, tying, tipping/pruning of blackberry vines. Harvesting of blackberries directly into final packaging by field grading, sorting and classifying by size, weight, color, and condition. Culling of bad fruit and clean harvest of all good berries are integral to this work. Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium qualify product; or for any other lawful reason. Employer reserves the right to discharge any obviously unqualified worker, malingerer, or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but unwilling to perform the work as specified by this job description and the worker’s supervisor. Safety: The health and safety of employees, workers and others while on Pastore Orchards property, or its subsidiaries, is of the utmost concern. It is therefore Pastore Orchards’ policy to constantly strive for the highest possible level of safety in all activities and operations and to carry out commitment of compliance with all health and safety laws applicable to Pastore Orchards business by enlisting the help of all employees to ensure that public work areas are free of hazardous conditions. Pastore Orchards will make every effort to provide work conditions that are safe. Employees are expected to be equally conscientious about workplace safety, including but not limited to: proper work methods, reporting potential hazards and abating known hazards. Unsafe work conditions in any work area that might result in an accident must be reported immediately to the supervisor.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Pastore Orchards Inc
Elm, NJ 08037
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626 White Horse Pk, Elm, NJ 08037

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