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Farmworkers & Laborers Crop

YONDER FRUIT FARM INC

VALATIE, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15187587011
Email address to Apply:
CHIAROSUE@YAHOO.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
64
Job Duties:
Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest fruit & vegetables including; apples, pears, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries & tomatoes. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Pick, pack & sort fruit & vegetables. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. Productivity must be at least 100 bu boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 2% as defined in the US standard for grades. 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 with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 bushel boxes. Worker required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. 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. The activities outlined in the job description will be conducted solely on the worksite which is owned and operated by the employer. COVID-19 Booster vaccine will be required either prior to coming (with proof) or after arrival.
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 4 days of training for worker to reach production standards. After completion of training or break-in period, employer will expect worker to: pick a minimum of 100 bu boxes of apples with no more than 2% bruising per day.
Number of Hours Per Week:
44
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
YONDER FRUIT FARM INC
Location:
VALATIE, NY 12184
Telephone Number:
+15187587011

Worksite

Address:
37 MAPLE LANE, VALATIE , NY 12184

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22159-257240
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/15/2022

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