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Farmworker: Diversified

Charles Breslawski Farms LLC

Hamlin, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18774669757
Web address to Apply:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
19
Job Duties:
Crops: Corn, Snap Beans, Soybeans, Rye, Wheat, and Apples. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations. Workers will harvest Apples. Workers will perform field maintenance such as picking stones, pulling weeds and cleaning fence lines, splitting, and stacking wood. Workers will not operate equipment. The following description of job activities applies to apples. Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from an 8 or 16-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is then gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Field bin volume may be checked and determined by weight on state certified scales. Workers are required to stay on their assigned row unless directed by a supervisor to change, or to help someone sporadically. Picking units will be kept free of limbs, leaves or mushy fruit. Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor. Summer Pruning: While pruning trees, workers will receive the proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw, pruners and hand snips. The tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned a row of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard. In some instances, pruning will be done from an 8 or 16-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. Workers must remove all resulting materials from the trees rendered from performing pruning tasks. When pruning is complete on each tree, each worker is required to rake and scatter the resulting brush in the center of the tractor/equipment middles. Workers will be required to pick up and return pruning ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each day or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor. Orchard Maintenance: Workers involved in orchard maintenance may be required to hoe trees, girdle, spread fertilizer, pick up rocks, roots and limbs, strip suckers or unwanted growth trees, dig root suckers, remove vines, and strap and tie fruit trees. Employer will provide all equipment. Instructions will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to workers. The specific standards for a job will be disclosed and demonstrated by the supervisor before the worker begins. Install poles, trellis and fencing in the orchard. Packing operation: Workers will perform various activities associated with packing produce harvested in the orchards. Workers may be required to grade, fill, level, make boxes, and stack produce. Workers may perform support jobs that include bin and pallet repair and after hours clean up.
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:
All workers should have at least 3 months experience hand harvesting a perishable crop on a commercial farm. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee post hire. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Charles Breslawski Farms LLC
Location:
Hamlin, NY 14464
Telephone Number:
+15858310643

Worksite

Address:
202 Priem Road, Hamlin , NY 14464

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22157-248278
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/10/2022

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