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Orchard Worker

Marker-Miller Orchards LLC

Winchester, VA

$14.16 per hour


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Job Description

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Crops/Commodities: Apples, vegetables, berries, peaches, and plums. This job requires a minimum of one month of prior experience working in an orchard or vegetable farm performing manual and mechanical tasks associated with production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform all assigned tasks with accuracy and efficiency. General Will perform work in orchards, vegetable fields, and other outdoor settings on the farm. Will prepare fields for planting vegetable crops, small fruit (berries), peach, plum, and apple trees. Will also prune, train, trellis, thin, and harvest plants and fruit. Instructions and overall supervision and direction of workers will be provided by a company supervisor. Workers hired pursuant to this labor certification must be able to comprehend and follow instructions of a company supervisor and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers will be expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Work assignments will be made at the sole discretion of the employer conditional on unforeseen circumstances such as weather or other unscheduled/unexpected interruptions in regular work. Workers must perform the assigned work and may not perform duties not provided in this application, or work in areas not assigned without the specific authorization of the foreman or crew boss. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Workers will work outdoors which involves exposure to sun (heat and humidity), wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, cold, insects and other natural elements. Temperatures may range from 30 to 100 F. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Vegetables Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Berries Plant, cultivate and hand-harvest berries. Prune, trim, and maintain crop. Spread and remove ground covers. Place and monitor bug traps. Trellis berry plants. Train berry canes. Monitor growth for tipping/pruning. Pick/harvest berries according to quality standards. Load/transport harvested berries. Harvest Apples, peaches, and plums Quality is essential. Primary duties of the worker will be to harvest fresh market fruit without bruise or defect from picking. Worker will pick fruit from fruit trees and when necessary, use a provided ladder. The average length of the ladder is 16 feet to 24 feet, and the average weight is 50 pounds. When using the ladder, 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, but to prevent slipping and falling.
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.

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This job requires a minimum of one month of prior experience working in an orchard or vegetable farm performing manual and mechanical tasks associated with production and harvest activities. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Marker-Miller Orchards LLC
Winchester, VA 22602
Telephone Number:


3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
$0.88 per 2,419 cubic inch box. Estimated average hourly wage rate is $14.96 based on filling 17 boxes/hour.
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