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Farmworkers and Laborers Crop

Happy Valley Orchard, Inc.

New Haven, VT

$15.66 per hour


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Job Description

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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 3 & 4 of page 1. This work order is for qualified people to perform the duties related to harvesting produce in an apple orchard and pressing cider. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 20 foot ladder repetitively while carrying an apple picking bucket which is harnessed over the workers shoulders. Other duties may include picking rocks to prepare soil for planting, training and pruning apple trees, as well as other farm related duties as the need arises. In addition, workers may be asked to drive tractor, pick up brush from orchard floor, repair broken bins, and plant and water trees. Workers must be able and willing to work in varied weather conditions including hot, humid summer days during harvest as high as 90 degrees and as low as 20 degrees with snow-covered ground. Workers must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds on a frequent basis. Workers will perform tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of Hemp. The employer will provide 1 day of training and allow 2 days of work for the worker to reach production standards. 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. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned. Worker will be given 30 minutes for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be available to work Monday through Saturday and 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

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8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Happy Valley Orchard, Inc.
New Haven, VT 05472
Telephone Number:


1596 Pearson Road, New Haven, VT 05472

Job Order Details

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