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Farmworkers Laborers & Crop



$15.66 per hour


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Job Description

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Manually prune, cultivate, & harvest apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers, herbicides & pesticides; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, spray & haul harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Will repair, paint, sanitize, and mark bins, picking baskets and ladders. Harvest fruit by hand. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 70 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4%. Must be physically able to lift up. Worker places ladder firmly against or within tree in a secure position so as not to break limbs or knock off fruit and to prevent slipping or falling. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid causing bruising. Fruit injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 4% as defined in the U.S. standard for grades. Each worker's picked fruit will be inspected according to instructions given each day by the orchard foreman. Workers will be directed to strip all fruit from tree at one picking or to spot pick (selective picking) according to size and color depending on crop conditions and state of maturity. Fruit picked as drops is never mixed with tree fruit. May also perform any combination of tasks involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting of crops such as tilling soil, planting stock, pruning , removing suckers and runners from trees, vines, and plants. Other duties may include laying out irrigation pipe and installing sprinklers, assisting in repairing fences, loading and unloading trucks, clearing fields, burning brush, hand thinning fruit and smudging. Will repair, paint, sanitize, marking of bins, picking buckets & ladders. Will use appropriate tools such as shovels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks and shears. Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 30 degrees to 85 degrees with possible wet morning conditions. May press cider from harvested fruit and bag or box harvested fruit for roadside stand. May clean, lubricate and adjust farm machinery. 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.

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The employer will expect the workers to pick a minimum of 70 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. Bruising not to exceed 4%. Workers hired under this order will be required to show evidence of right to work in the United States. Workers must be able to demonstrate that they are physically able to perform the work specified in this Job Order. Drug screen post hire, at employer expense. The employer assures that workers hired under this order who will be handling pesticide will be provided appropriate training. 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.
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9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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3074 RT 9, VALATIE, NY 12184

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