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Farmworkers & Laborers - Crop

LAKESIDE ORCHARDS INC.

BURT, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17167787631
Email address to Apply:
lakesideorchards@yahoo.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
30
Job Duties:
Due to food safety regulations, workers must understand basic instructions in English. During the anticipated period of employment, the primary activity on this farm will be the hand harvest of apples. Also may thin immature fruit to obtain better quality fruit. Other harvesting fruit or other job duties, if required. Workers must be physically able to pick fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. Workers place 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. Picked fruit is placed in a metal-framed, canvas-covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. The bucket when filled weighs up to 45-lbs. and is emptied into bulk boxes known as tote boxes. Each tote box has a capacity of twenty (20) bushels. Workers are required to handle ladders up to 24-feet long and weighing about 2-lbs. per foot. In apple harvest work, workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and grade standards factors. 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. Productivity must be at least 4.8 bins per day for fresh market apples and 6.75 bins per day for processing apples. Each workers picked fruit will be inspected according to instructions given each day by the orchard foreman. 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. Extensive walking and frequent stooping is expected. All applicants will be required to have three months experience in all duties outlined in this job 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:
*HAND-HARVEST FRUIT WITH MINIMAL TO NO BRUISING FOR FRESH FRUIT *IDENTIFY FRUIT GRADE (IE. COLOR, SIZE) *CARRY PICK BASKET WEIGHING UP TO 45-LBS *LIFT LADDER WEIGHING 2-LBS PER FOOT *CLIMB LADDER UP TO 8-FEET HIGH *THE EMPLOYER WILL PROVIDE 3 DAYS OF TRAINING AND/OR ALLOW 3 DAYS OF WORK FOR THE WORKER TO REACH PRODUCTION STANDARDS
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
LAKESIDE ORCHARDS INC.
Location:
BURT, NY 14028
Telephone Number:
+17167787631

Worksite

Address:
5530 WILSON-BURT ROAD, BURT, NY 14028

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22158-250999
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/6/2022

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