IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers Laborers & Crops

WINDY HILL ORCHARD INC

CASTLETON, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15185066315
Email address to Apply:
TODD@WINDYHILLORCHARDNY.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits and vegetables such as apples, pumpkins & grapes. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers and pesticides to crops; transplanting, weeding, thinning, & pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray, harvest & haul crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing & or processing. Employer will provide 4 days of training. A minimum productivity standard applies; 90 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4%. Worker must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal framed picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 bushels boxes. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24' long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. While working in the fields cell phones are limited to emergency use only. Employer may conduct/require random drug or alcohol tests at employer?s expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Failure to comply with request or testing positive will result in termination. Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs on on a consistent basis throughout the day. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in his order.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
The employer will provide 4 days of training to allow workers to pick a minimum of 90 bu boxes of apples per day with no more than 4% bruising. The employer will not guarantee to pay the workers a bonus but reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to offer a bonus or to pay an hourly wage rate in excess of the highest applicable rate stated above based on longevity of tenure or exceptional job performance. The employer reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to temporarily raise the above listed piece rate due to crop conditions. In the tasks where there is no prevailing practice to pay a piece rate, the employer, at his sole discretion, may opt to pay per hour to ensure a good quality product.
Number of Hours Per Week:
54
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
WINDY HILL ORCHARD INC
Location:
CASTLETON, NY 12033
Telephone Number:
+15185066315

Worksite

Address:
1297 BROOKVIEW STATION ROAD, CASTLETON, NY 12033

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22166-281750
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
PER BU. ESTIMATED HOURLY WAGE RATE EQUIVALENT FOR THIS PIECE RATE IS $18/HR BASED ON WORKERS FILLING 20 BUCKETS PER HR ON AVERAGE. GUARANTEED $15.66/HR.
Date Posted:
6/21/2022

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