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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers Laborers & Crops

OVERLOOK FARMS INC

MILTON, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18457955164
Email address to Apply:
JLYONS2106@AOL.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
16
Job Duties:
Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. Productivity must be at least 100 bu boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 2% as defined in the US standard for grades. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal-framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 1 bushel boxes. Worker required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
The employer will provide 4 days of training to allow workers to pick a minimum of 100 bu boxes of apples per day with no more than 2% bruising. The employer will not guarantee to pay the workers a bonus but reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to offer a bonus or to pay an hourly wage rate in excess of the highest applicable rate stated above based on longevity of tenure or exceptional job performance. The employer reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to temporarily raise the above listed piece rate due to crop conditions. In the tasks where there is no prevailing practice to pay a piece rate, the employer, at his sole discretion, may opt to pay per hour to ensure a good quality product.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
OVERLOOK FARMS INC
Location:
MILTON, NY 12547
Telephone Number:
+18457955164

Worksite

Address:
113 LYONS LANE, MILTON, NY 12547

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22145-209197
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
APPLES HARVEST FRESH $.90 PER BU. Per 40lb picking bucket. Estimated hourly wage equivalent for this piece rate is $18.00 per hour. Based on workers filling 20 buckets per hour on average, Guaranteed $15.66 per hour
Date Posted:
6/2/2022

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