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

PETTIT FARMS LLC

MEDINA, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15857983014
Email address to Apply:
DPETTIT550@GMAIL.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
8
Job Duties:
Under direction of supervisor, worker will perform any combination of tasks involved in the operation of farm equipment for the purpose of tilling soil, mowing grass, cutting brush and planting young trees & plants. Use tractors, trucks and farm equipment on farm property. Prune trees, remove suckers, remove blossoms and thin fruit to improve quality also train & secure fruit trees. Will engage in weeding and other activities to keep the orchard clean. Employers will provide tools and equipment at no cost for workers to perform the above tasks. Workers may be terminated for any willful damage to or loss of such tools and equipment. Workers will be required to work in inclement weather and in a range of temperatures. Trim fruit trees, hand thin weeding, hoeing, scoffing and summer thinning. Also repair boxes. Move empty bins around orchard for use by pickers. Pick apples for fresh market and/or processing. After 4 days of training employer expects productivity be at least 5 (20 bu) bins per day for fresh market apples and 7 (20 bu) bins per day for processing apples. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 1% as defined in the US standard for grades. Workers 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 canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot and being able to set the ladder using only side rails. Workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, defects & other USDA grade standards. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, all cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must be able to communicate in English and understand basic instructions in English. 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. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this 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 5 (20 bu) bins per day for fresh market apples and 7 (20 bu) bins per day for processing apples, with no more than 1% 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:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
PETTIT FARMS LLC
Location:
MEDINA, NY 14103
Telephone Number:
+15857983014

Worksite

Address:
3677 BATES ROAD, MEDINA , NY 14103

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22172-299490
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
PER BU PIECE WORK RATE IS 17.77 PER HR. WORKERS PUTTING IN AN AVERAGE OF 9 HRS A DAY FILLING 8 BINS OF 20 BU EACH FOR A TOTAL OF 160 BU.
Date Posted:
6/30/2022

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