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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

RICKER HILL ORCHARDS

TURNER, ME

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12072253455
Email address to Apply:
harryricker@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
55
Job Duties:
This job includes a combination of tasks related to the pruning, and spot harvesting of apples, cranberries, grapes, and pumpkins. Worker will lift approximately 50 pounds while on a ladder up to 16' feet tall, they will carefully harvest only the correct size and color apples. The crew manager will explain the minimum size and percentage of color for quality standards each day along with consistently monitoring bruising which must be less than 5%. Work is outdoors in adverse weather conditions; hot, cold, wet, etc. One month Agricultural work experience including harvesting; apples, cranberries, grapes or pumpkins required. This job is best suited to fast/careful individuals. Some apple harvest will be conducted without ladders or picking drops. Normal harvest using ladders and from the ground are at a higher piece rate. Picking apples from the tops of the trees only with ladders will be at a higher rate. Harvesting Honey Crisp and carefully clipping the stems is at the highest rate. Quality standards are expected to be met after the 1/2 day training. Production standards will increase from 50% to 75% to 100% by the third day. The crew manager will explain the minimum size and percentage of color for quality standards each day along with consistently monitoring bruising which must be less than 5 %. Equipment driving is optional, you do not need to drive to be successful at this job.
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
Special Requirements:
Exposure to extreme temp, lifting 50 lbs, repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, extensive walking, frequent stooping.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
RICKER HILL ORCHARDS
Location:
Turner, ME 04282
Telephone Number:
+12072253455

Worksite

Address:
11 RICKER HILL RD, TURNER, ME 04282

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22164-272801
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Harvesting Apples with Ladders from Ground BUSHEL with correct quality and size
Date Posted:
6/23/2022

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