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Farmworkers and Laborers Crop

Whitman Brook Orchard

QUEECHEE, VT

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18022966902
Email address to Apply:
tdorman@dormanandfawcett.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in this job description and must be available for the entire period of employment specified in Box 9 on Page 1. This work order is for qualified people to perform the duties of summer pruning, thinning, general orchard work and harvesting produce in an apple orchard, as well as field work, weeding, thinning, hoeing and other duties related to the planting, maintaining and harvesting diversified ground crops. Workers must have the knowledge and ability to prune, thin and train apple trees, install and maintain mouse guards around trunks and be willing to work in varied weather conditions – as low as 30 degrees and during harvest as high as 90 degrees with damp mornings. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 16 foot ladder repetitively while carrying an apple picking bucket which is harnessed over the workers shoulders. Workers may work in a packing house washing and preparing produce for storage or retail sale. Workers will press apples into cider. Workers will drive a truck on public roads between orchard blocks to remove apple bins from outlying orchards during harvest time. In addition, workers may be asked to drive tractor, pick up brush from orchard floor, repair broken bins, plant and water trees, pick rocks to prepare soil for planting, and other farm related tasks as the need arises. 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. Workers 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. Workers must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a chainsaw and string trimmer. Worker will be given 30 minutes for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers 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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Whitman Brook Orchard
Company Name:
Whitman Brook Orchard
Location:
QUEECHEE, VT 05059
Telephone Number:
+18022966902

Worksite

Address:
408 WHEELOCK RD, QUEECHEE, VT 05059

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22160-263034
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/27/2022

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