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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crops

Specialty Crop Farm Labor Contractors, LLC

Rochester, NY

$15.66 per hour


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Job Description

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APPLES Hand Harvest: Worker hand harvests apples to quality standards. Worker attaches picking bag around shoulder, without using straps on waist, and picks fruit while standing on ground and on ladder up to 15-feet for higher branches. Workers may not pick up fruit that has been in contact with the ground. Employer must approve picking bag modifications. Worker picks according to grade, color and size by grasping fruit with hands and removing from tree in motion not to harm adjacent buds on tree branches. Worker carries harness, bucket or bag up to 50 lbs. and places fruit into 18-20 bushel wooden or plastic bins. Worker fills bin from all sides and does not allow fruit to roll in bin. Worker fills bin level with top on sides and crowns center. Quality is essential. Employer harvests different apple varieties according to established company procedures based on end use and market demands. Worker must differentiate and selectively pick between colors to meet varying standards. Employer explains and demonstrates picking requirements as needed to ensure quality standards. Worker must exercise care at all times to prevent fruit bruising, stem pulls, punctures or other damage or branch breaking. Bruising from harvest shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing. Some workers may be required to examine harvested fruit in bins and sort out fruit not meeting grade, color and size specifications. Significant bruised, damaged or cull fruit may result in progressive disciplinary action as outlined in attached work rules. During special collection of drop apples and as an exception to the general application of GAP rules, workers may pick up by hand drop apples from the ground, place in 5 gallon buckets and dump the full buckets into the 18-20 bushel bins. Pay will be piece rate. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any foreign or domestic seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including performance, tenure, leadership, and driving. This is not promised or guaranteed. see Addendum C
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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Job requires worker to complete tasks in general orchard labor and hand harvest of apples Experience Requirement: 3 verifiable months recent apple hand harvest experience required (within past 5 years). Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures. Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool. See work rule #4 for more information regarding post-employment drug testing.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Specialty Crop Farm Labor Contractors, LLC
Rochester, NY 14604
Telephone Number:


510 Clinton Square PMB 5010, Rochester , NY 14604

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Additional Wage Information:
Apple Hand Harvest (Fresh ? Dwarf)-$1.00 per bushel harvested
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