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Farmworkers & Laborers Crop

Crescent Orchard

Orwell, VT

$15.66 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in the job order and must be available for the entire period of employment specified in box 9, page 1. This work order is for qualified people to perform the duties of pruning and thinning fruit trees and harvesting fresh market apples in an apple orchard. Workers must have the knowledge and ability to prune, thin and train fruit trees, and be willing to work in varied weather conditions – as low as 0 degrees and as high as 90 degrees with damp mornings. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 22 foot ladder repetitively while carrying a picking bucket which is harnessed over the workers shoulders. Other duties will include picking rocks to prepare soil for planting, driving tractor, picking up brush from orchard floor, repairing broken bins, and planting and water trees. Workers may repair and maintain farm buildings. Workers may work in a packing house. When harvesting apples, productivity must be at least 60 1-1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours worked with no more than 5% bruising for fresh market. The employer will provide 1 day of training and allow 2 days of work for the worker to reach production standards. Work requires long periods of standing, bending and kneeling. Worker must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and be available to work Monday through Saturday. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned. Worker will be given 1 hour for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Worker must be able to take directions in simple English.
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:
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Crescent Orchard
Company Name:
Crescent Orchard
Orwell, VT 05760
Telephone Number:


32 Sanford Road, Orwell, VT 05760

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Per 1-1/8 BU Box (Apple Harvest)
Date Posted: