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Farmworkers and Laborers

Sunrise Orchards, Inc

Goshen, IN

$15.89 per hour


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Job Description

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APPLES HAND HARVEST: Worker will hand harvest numerous varieties of apples according to established company procedures accounting for difference in the treatment of different varieties. Worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and pick fruit while standing on the ground and higher branches while safely standing on a 5-16 foot ladder. Worker must visually inspect harvest bucket and bulk bins before each use to ensure cleanliness. Worker will pick by grasping fruit with the hands and removing from the tree in a motion so as not to harm or pull off adjacent buds or immature fruit on the tree branches. Worker will pick apples and place them in their 1/2 Bushel harvest bucket. Worker will walk their full harness, bucket or bag of up to 70 lbs. to their assigned bin (with their picking number that they place on the bin with provided stickers) and gently empty the bucket into the bulk bins, which hold approximately 18 bushels of fruit. Worker may be required to selectively pick only fruit of a certain grade, color and/or size as instructed by supervisor, and pick and discard fruit that does not meet grade standards. Worker will be required to handle fruit carefully and not bruise or damage fruit when it is placed in the bin. Worker must exercise care at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Some workers may be required to examine harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. Worker must not handle or harvest contaminated produce. Worker will load and unload empty bins by hand and place in orchard. Worker will be required to help other workers finish rows as supervisor instructs. Pay will be hourly or individual or team-based piece rate depending on variety and type of picking. PEACH HAND HARVEST: Worker will pick peaches off tree into 1/2 bushel harness bucket or directly into 1/2 bushel basket. Worker will then gently place peaches into 1/2 bushel basket if picked into harness bucket. Worker will load 1/2 bushel basket onto pallet or into 10 bushel bin on wagon/trailer/pickup truck. Worker may need to move empty pallet or bin by hand on wagon/trailer/pickup truck. Worker will pick fruit while standing on the ground and higher branches while safely standing on a 5-16 foot ladder a ladder. Worker will pick according to grade, color and size by gently grasping fruit with the hands and removing from the tree in a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. Worker will inspect during harvest so as to not harvest peaches with significant bruises, defects, split-pit, insect damage, stem or branch punctures, or other flaws as instructed by supervisor. Worker will fill bucket/basket in a way that will distribute weight of produce evenly. Worker must always exercise care to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Worker must also exercise care to prevent knocking fruit with the ladder. Observation of bruised, damaged or cull fruit by supervisors may result in progressive disciplinary action, outlined in work rules below. Worker may not pick up fruit that has been in contact with the ground. Worker must pick all fruit on the tree that meets quality standards. Pay will be hourly
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

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Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool. See work rule #4 for more information regarding post-employment drug testing Job requires worker to complete tasks in Cabbage (Green, Red), Broccoli, Cauliflower, Summer Squash (Zucchini & Yellow), Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti, Kabocha), Apples, Peaches, Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins, Pie Pumpkins, Specialty/White/Heirloom Pumpkins, Mini Pumpkins, Mini Assorted Gourds, Large Gourds, Sweet Corn (Bicolor & Yellow), Cucumber, and Indian Corn Experience Requirement: 2 verifiable months of commercial agriculture experience hand harvesting fruits or vegetables required. Applicants must furnish job references from recent employers within the past 5 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sunrise Orchards, Inc
Goshen, IN 46526
Telephone Number:


20363 County Road 38,, Goshen, IN 46526

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Apples - $1.65 per 1 bushel as team-based or individual piece rate.*Piece rates are minimum and may change during season or hourly rates may be offered.
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