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Farm Worker

West Oaks Farm, LLC

Winchester, VA

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15403033829
Email address to Apply:
wofmacct@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Apple Picker/Orchard Worker Procedures must comply with USDA regulations. Workers will be educated on harvesting and handling selected produce to ensure proper procedures are carried out. Poor treatment of produce will NOT be tolerated. Pick fruit from trees and when necessary use a ladder. Fruit picked must be placed in picking bags or buckets, which attach to the body with shoulder harness. When filled with fruit the bags or buckets are to be emptied into field bins by an opening at the bottom of the bag or bucket. Workers may be required to pick the entire tree or to spot pick the fruit. When using ladders, the worker will place the ladder firmly against or within the tree in a secure position so as not to break limbs or knock off fruit and prevent slipping and falling. Each workers trees will be picked according to instructions given each day by the employer or supervisor. Additional harvest related duties may be offered including related tasks involving the operation of equipment or other harvest related duties. Lift 50 lbs., handle 20-foot ladder when harvesting fruit. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to an H2A worker no later than the time at which the worker applies for their visa or to a worker in corresponding employment no later than on the day the work commences. If the employee is unable or unfit to perform the duties listed, hours may be reduced to the minimum allowed in the certified petition or worker will be terminated and returned home. Saturday work required. Exposure to extreme temp, repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, frequent stooping, must be able to climb/work from a ladder and lift/carry 50 lbs.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
Harvest Related duties, outside regardless of weather condition, proper work attire (no shorts), work tools, supplies, equip. Operate trucks/tractors to perform crop raising duties to include, tilling soil, applying fertilizers, transplanting, weeding, irrigate, install irrigation pipes, thinning or pruning crops, cleaning, removing debris from field, grading, packing and loading harvested product, sort and gather fruit/vegetables with their hands including related tasks involving the operation of equipment or other harvest related duties. Lift 50 lbs., handle 20-foot ladder when harvesting fruit. If the employee is unable or unfit to perform the duties listed, hours may be reduced to the minimum allowed in the certified petition or worker will be terminated and returned home.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
West Oaks Farm, LLC
Location:
Winchester, VA 22602
Telephone Number:
+15403033829

Worksite

Address:
229 West Oaks Lane, Winchester, VA 22602

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22153-235205
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
$.80 per 2419 cubic inch box. The estimated hourly wage rate is $14.40 based on the average worker picking 18 boxes per hour. Minimum $14.16 per hour gauranteed.
Date Posted:
6/17/2022

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