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Farmworkers Laborers & Crops

CRIST BROS ORCHARDS INC

WALDEN, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18457787424
Email address to Apply:
JENNY@CRISTAPPLES.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
21
Job Duties:
Pack and sort apples for the fresh and process markets on an hourly basis. The majority of apples to be packed will be grown by Crist Bros. Orchards, Inc. There may be a small percentage of commercial packing. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid damage such as bruising or cuts. Apples are sorted and packed into many different kinds of packages including bags, totes, returnable plastic containers and boxes. Customer quality standards must be met and may vary by customer. Employee will need to learn and follow changing directions for customer specifications by customer, variety and package. Specifications include color, size and the presence of defects such as a blemish or crack. The type of defect will determine the grade of fruit. This will require close communication with supervisors and continual acceptance of their directions. Some work will be at sorting belts sorting apples, other jobs will be placing apples in packages while doing a final quality check or doing an incoming or finished product fruit quality assessment. Workers will need to stack pallets of 42 lb boxes up to 7 feet high. Packing apples will require the use of many kinds of automated machinery including baggers, tray fillers and sorting belts. Worker must be attentive to human safety and food safety requirements. Worker must be willing to adjust to changing fruit flow or condition and move around the packing house to where the work is located. Must be able to consistently handle 75 lbs throughout the day. Operate forklift, box maker, automated bagging machine or other equipment as instructed. Equipment operation is not a requirement of the job order and will be on an individual basis based on employees skill set and interest. As able and instructed employees may assist in repairs of equipment. Cleaning on a daily and weekly basis to maintain a clean workplace and sanitary packing line. This includes the entire facility such as coolers, restrooms and break areas as well as the packing equipment itself. Workers must follow all food safety rules including but not limited to hygiene and clothing/jewelry requirements, awareness of external factors impacting the product such as but not limited to blood, broken glass, grease, animal excrement and many other items to be discussed at hire. Work will be predominately in the packing house. However, as needed workers will assist in outdoor work. Pick apples by hand on a piece rate basis for the fresh market at $1.10 per 1 1/8 bu. Pick apples by hand for skim or clean-up picking on a piece rate basis for the fresh market at $1.50 per 1 1/8 bu. Pick fresh market apples by hand and clip the stem of each apple at $2.00 per 1 1/8 bu. Pick apples by hand on an hourly basis for miscellaneous picking. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising not to exceed 3%. Use of tools such as stem clippers. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid puncture or other damage by stem clippers. Workers trained and instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and other USDA and market standards. Pick apples by hand for the process markets at $0.90 per 1 1/8 bu box. A minimum productivity standard applies of 113 1 1/8 bu boxes of fresh apples per day or 83 1 1/8 bu boxes of skim or clean-up picking per day or 62 1 1/8 bu boxes of fresh apples with stem clipping per day or 139 1 1/8 bu boxes of process apples per day. Workers must be able to pick tree fruit, much of which is done from ladders or a moving mechanical picking platform 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 buckets weighing up to 50 lbs are emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 1 1/8 bushel boxes. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 feet long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be able to consistently handle 75 lbs throughout the day
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 5 days of training to allow workers to pick a minimum of 113 1 1/8 bu boxes of fresh apples per day or 83 1 1/8 bu boxes of skim or clean-up pick per day or 62 1 1/8 bu boxes of fresh apples with stem clipping per day with no more than 3% bruising per day. Also 139 1 1/8 bu boxes of process apples per day.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
CRIST BROS ORCHARDS INC
Location:
WALDEN, NY 12586
Telephone Number:
+18457787424

Worksite

Address:
65 CRIST LANE, WALDEN , NY 12586

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22147-219922
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
PER 1 1/8 BU EQUALS $16.00/HR BASED ON 14.5 1 1/8 BU. GUARANTEED $15.66/HR.
Date Posted:
6/8/2022

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