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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Worker

Fifer Orchards, Inc.

Wyoming, DE

$17.20 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13026972141
Web address to Apply:
www.fiferorchards.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
45
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: asparagus, strawberries, peaches, sweet corn, tomatoes, blueberries, apples, pumpkins, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts. This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a vegetable and/or fruit farm, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Plants, cultivates, harvests and packs vegetables. Jobs may include any combination of planting, cultivation, hoeing, transplanting, fertilizing, propagation, pruning, preparing soil, weeding, irrigating, loading/unloading trucks. Works on planter, plants roots, seeds, andplants. Workers may spread or remove plastic or other groundcovering and drip tape from fields. Weeds, thins, plants. Transplants plants, riding on transplanter or by hand. May set poles and wires for vine plants. Workers must also stake/tie plants. Workers will trellis and prune plants. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crops to harvest them. May tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. May assist with irrigation; applying fertilizer. May operate hand-operated equipment. May assist with general farm building maintenance. Cover and uncover high tunnels. Specific Job Duties: Peaches/Apples Worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and pick while using ladder; will pick according to grade, color, size, weight and condition; will remove fruit so as to not harm buds or tree branches; will place fruit into bins carefully to prevent bruising of fruit. Desirable fruit should not be left on trees, dropped or removed from ground. Worker will thin/prune trees. Will also plant and tie trees by hand. Sweet Corn Must be able to know by feeling the ear whether it meets the farm's quality standards as to maturity. Workers must pick the top-most ear and determine by feel and observation corn smut, poor pollination, bird/raccoon damage and other quaility issues. May be required to pick corn by hand and pack in the field. Asparagus, Cauliflower, Kale, and Broccoli. Shovel, haul, dig holes, ditches and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest asparagus, Cauliflower, Kale, and Broccoli. Use hand tools, such as shovels, hoes, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Duties may include weeding, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested product. Strawberries Worker will manually harvest, sort and gather fruit; will gently remove fruit from vines, making sure not to damage fruit. Pickers are expected to work quickly and efficiently. Strawberries grown on low-lying plants. Worker must possess the endurance and strength to bendover/kneel for long periods of time, harvesting the strawberries. Worker must pick the plant clean of all ripe fruit. Pickers will place the fruit in a container carefully to avoid damage to the fruit. Picker wil sort good product from contaminated or rotting fruit to ensure produce is routed to appropriate facilities for cleaning and distribution. Pickers must be detail-oriented, fast and reliable in order to remove fruit without loss. Workers will prune straberry bushes by hand using pruning shears and loppers; remove debris from fields using hoes, shovels, baskets, etc. Put covers on/off plants, handle concrete blocks. Will also plant plugs by hand. Tomatoes Planting: Workers will prepare fields for crop production and plant tomato plants; will take filled plant trays and place individual plants from tray into holes and cover with soil. Roots must be sufficiently covered in dirt. Using both hands, worker will place a tomato stake between each tomato plant. Each stake must remain uprigh. Worker will repeat process through entire row and field. Worker will maintain fields, cultivate, fertilize, irrigate, weed, and irrigation pipes.
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:
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a vegetable and/or fruit farm, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random, upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fifer Orchards, Inc.
Location:
Wyoming, DE 19934
Telephone Number:
+13026972141

Worksite

Address:
1919 Allabands Mill Rd, Wyoming, DE 19934

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24031-680606
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Apples Harvesting - regular, Apples Harvesting $.75/bushel regular Estimated average hourly wage rate is $19.50 based on harvesting 26 bushels/hour.
Date Posted:
2/12/2024

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