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Farmworkers Laborers & Crops

HH DOBBINS & SON LLC

LYNDONVILLE, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15857652271
Email address to Apply:
ASCHIFFERLE@WNYAPPLES.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Workers will perform tasks involving but not limited to planting, trimming, thinning, weeding, hoeing, succoring, spraying and harvesting apples and pears according to supervisors instructions. Apples and pears will be picked for both fresh market and processing according to color, size, and maturity as specified by the supervisor. Productivity must be at least 5 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for fresh market apples, 6 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for processing apples, and 5 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for processing pears. A minimum production standard applies: 8 bushels per hour with no more than 1% bruising. 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 which is equivalent to bushel. The bucket will have canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. The filled bucket, weighing up to 40 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with capacity equal to 20 1 1/8 bu. Workers are required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs. per foot. Workers will be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, defects & other USDA grade standards. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. on a consistent basis throughout the day. Workers will also repair boxes when instructed. Workers will till soil, plant stock, perform pruning activities, and aid in irrigation duties using a variety of tools. The tools must be returned to the employer at the end of the day. When performing thinning and pruning, workers will be instructed as to the desirable result. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern and clearly communicate it to the workers. Workers will operate trucks, tractors, forklifts, or other self-propelled machinery for loading, land preparation, cultivation, fertilizing, harvesting, or spraying. Workers will perform maintenance or repairs on machinery. Workers may not leave trash in work areas or vehicles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Will also repair boxes. While working on the field, all cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on our farm, workers must be able to communicate in English and understand basic instructions in English. All 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 3 days of training and allow 3 days of work for worker to reach production standards. Productivity must be at least 5 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for fresh market apples, 6 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for processing apples, and 5 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for processing pears. A minimum production standard applies: 8 bushels per hour with no more than 1% 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:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
HH DOBBINS & SON LLC
Location:
LYNDONVILLE, NY 14098
Telephone Number:
+15857652271

Worksite

Address:
99 WEST AVENUE, PO BOX 503, LYNDONVILLE, NY 14098

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22157-246640
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Per 3/4 Bu. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $18.75/hr based on workers filling 25 3/4 bu bags per hour on average. Guaranteed $15.66 per hour
Date Posted:
6/14/2022

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