- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency. Work assignments will be made at the sole discretion of the employer. Conditional or unforeseen circumstances such as weather or other unscheduled/unexpected interruptions in the regular work schedule may occur. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long
periods. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift.
Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Workers will work outdoors which involves exposure to sun,(heat and humidity), wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, cold, insects, and other natural elements. Temperatures may range from 30 to
100 F. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers ability to perform the job.
Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work is to be done for long periods. Workers may be required to work during occasional rain showers not severe enough to stop field
operations. Workers may be exposed to wet weather in the morning and hot or cold temperatures during the day. Saturday's
work may be required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs.
Quality is essential. Primary duties of the worker will be to harvest fresh market apples without bruise or defect from picking. Worker will pick fruit from fruit trees and, when necessary, use a provided ladder. The average length of the ladder is
16 feet to 24 feet, and the average weight is 50 pounds. When using the ladder, the worker will place the ladder firmly against or within the tree in a secure position so as not to break limbs or knock off fruit, but to prevent the risk of slipping and falling.
Worker must be able to lift, carry and work from the top of the ladder. Picked fruit must be gently placed in picking bags/buckets, which attach to the body with a shoulder harness and which weigh between 30 and 50 pounds when full.
Care must be taken when picking so as not to damage or bruise the fruit. The full bags/buckets are gently emptied into field bins by an opening at the bottom of the bag or bucket. Workers may be required to pick an entire tree or spot pick the fruit.
Workers must be able to pick and dump fruit without stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage, which diminishes quality.
Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower as directed by the grower or designated supervisor and will be responsible for moving ladders within the rows. Workers are to stay in their assigned rows unless directed by a supervisor to change. Bulk picking units are to be kept free of limbs and trash, rotten fruit or fruit picked up from the ground.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse