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Apple Harvesting & Packing



$14.16 per hour


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The worker will perform job duties as assigned by supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop ripening and weather. The work is temporary and will last from August to November. Apple Harvesting-The worker will position a ladder as close to the tree and climb to harvest the apples. The apples are harvested by grabbing the apple and gently rolling it upward toward the spur until the fruit comes off. The fruit is then placed in a picking sack until it is filled to the rim. The worker will then carry the sack to the closest bin to dump out the fruit. The worker then positions the full apple picking sack just above the apples in the bin. Next, the worker releases the closing apparatus to open the bottom of the apple picking bag. The worker will rest it gently on the apples in the bin. Then, slowly lift the apple picking bag, while carefully drawing it over the top of the bin. The picked apples are gently placed on top of the apples in the bin. Apple Packing-The apple bins are taken to the packing house. Once they arrive, they are dumped on the conveyor belt where they are washed and waxed. The workers will sort through the apples and pack them in the designated containers. All of the apple harvesting, transporting, and packing labor are performed on the farms specifically in the work-sites listed on the application and itinerary and are all a part of the apple farming operation. The field drivers, which are employees of P. Marin Harvesting, Inc. are the ones that drive the ag equipment being used in the field to load the apples and take them to the packing house. The packing house workers are employees of P. Marin Harvesting, Inc. The packing house is located on the farms listed on the harvesting itinerary. The packing of apples is considered agriculture labor because the work is being done on a farm and the watermelons are a horticultural commodity that must be packed by grade before leaving the farm for selling purposes at the market. The apples are in unmanufactured state at the time of packing and all the apples are produced on the farm. P. Marin Harvesting, Inc. is the operator of the farms for the time period requested. The worker must be able to work outside for 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather including, but not limited to extreme cold and hot conditions, direct sunlight, and rain. Workers must have the required physical strength and endurance to repeat the process rapidly and skillfully involved in this type of work. Workers will perform prolonged walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying 0-80 lbs. Due to the nature of this type of work, there will be a Probationary Period of six (6) days beginning on the first day of employment for the employee to acclimate to the job specifications listed under the Job Descriptions and Requirements. The worker will be given specific instructions as to how to properly perform the work specified in the Job Description and Requirements Section on the first day of work. Workers who do not perform the work as specified in the Job Description and Requirements Section may be terminated. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker's refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker's willful damage or destruction of the tools.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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The worker must be responsible and consistent on the job. The worker must be able to lift 0-80 lbs. continuously throughout the day and work in all kinds of weather. Employer will not pay the worker a bonus based on quality picking or at the end of season. Payroll periods will be weekly. The employer will provide workers referred through the interstate clearance system 36 hours of work for the week beginning with the anticipated date of need unless the employer has amended the date of need by notifying the local Job Service Office no later than 10 days before the date of need. If the employer fails to notify the order-holding office, then the employer shall pay an eligible worker referred through the clearance system $509.76 the appropriate wage alternative work if the guarantee cited in this section is invoked.
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7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

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Per Bin
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