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Farmworkers & Laborers Crop

Champlain Orchards

Shoreham, VT

$15.66 per hour


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Job Description

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All applicants must be willing, able and qualified to perform the work described in the job order and must be available for entire period of employment specified in Box 3&4 on Page 1. This work order is for willing, able and qualified people to perform a variety of orchard work including harvesting and packing apples at an apple orchard. Packing line work includes, but is not limited to: sorting apples according to size, color and grade; lining boxes, cartons or crates with treated paper or cardboard, placing apples in containers for storage and/or shipment; weighing, branding, and stamping grade and date packed on container; packing apples according to quality standards and method of employer; and moving, lifting and carrying boxes up to 50 pounds. Workers must be able to perform general orchard work and harvest apples, pears, peaches, and other fruit as season and conditions allow. Workers will be outside in varied weather conditions with temperatures as low as 0 degrees and as high as 90 degrees. Orchard workers must be able to plant, prune, water and train trees. Workers will perform other field work such as weeding, thinning, hoeing, and other duties related to the planting and maintenance of berries. Workers may need to drive tractor, pick up brush from orchard floor, repair broken bins, as well as perform other farm related duties as the need arises. Workers may drive truck to remove apple bins from the outlying orchards at harvest time. Workers must be able to press and bottle apples into cider and clean cider equipment. Workers must be able to slice apples and clean slicing equipment. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 20 foot ladder repetitively while carrying a picking bucket which is harnessed over the workers shoulders. During harvest, 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 provide 1 day of training and allow 2 days of work for the worker to reach production standards. Bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company’s sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Work requires long periods of standing, bending, carrying 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 all tools and equipment required at no cost to workers. Workers will be given 30 minutes of unpaid time for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard, customer orders and other needs. Workers must be able to take direction 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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7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Champlain Orchards
Company Name:
Champlain Orchards
Shoreham, VT 05770
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3597 Route 74 West, Shoreham, VT 05770

Job Order Details

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