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Farmworkers & Laborers - Crop

Forrence Orchards, Inc.

Peru, NY

$16.95 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in this job description and must be available for the entire period of employment specified in box 3 & 4, page 1. This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the packing, pruning and picking of apples. The percentage of apples which are produced and packed by Forrence Orchards, Inc. is 100% and ZERO percentage of apples are grown by other producers. While packing, workers will: sort the apples according to size, color and grade before packing; line boxes, cartons or crates with treated paper or cardboard; place apples in containers for storage or shipment; weigh and be responsible for stamping grade, brand and date of packing on container; and pack apples according to the quality and method of the employer. Workers will perform maintenance of the buildings and general orchard tasks including but not limited to pruning and hand-thinning apples trees, harvesting apples and repair of field bins used to store apples. Additionally, workers may be asked to drive tractor for spraying and mowing, pick up brush and stones on orchard floor, and plant and water trees. Workers may drive trucks to remove apple bins from the outlying orchards at harvest time. Workers must have the knowledge and ability to prune and train apple trees. Productivity must be at least 60 1-1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours worked with no more than 4% bruising for fresh market. Workers must be willing to work in varied weather conditions – as low as 5 degrees and work on snow-covered ground up to two foot deep and during harvest as high as 90 degrees with damp mornings. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 16 foot ladder. Work requires long periods of standing, bending and kneeling. Workers must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and be available to work Monday through Saturday. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned. Bonuses may be given at the employers discretion, but not guarenteed. Workers must come to work with proper clothing to perform required tasks. Worker will be given 30 minutes for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be able to speak and read in simple English due to Federal food safety regulations. After hiring the employer may conduct random drug testing at the employer’s expense.
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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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Forrence Orchards, Inc.
PERU, NY 12972
Telephone Number:


2731 Route 22, Peru , NY 12972

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
1-1/8 bushel Drops & Processing per 42 pound bushel. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $18.75 based on workers filling 15 bushel per hour on average. Guaranteed $16.95 per hour.
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