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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Orchard Workers

Lerew Brothers

York Springs, PA

$17.20 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17179914006
Email address to Apply:
lereworchards@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
41
Job Duties:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience, preferably working in an orchard handling both manual and mechanized tasks including associated with commodity production and harvesting activities. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Plant, cultivate and harvest fruits. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant trees. Spread plastic or other ground-covering. Clean covering by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant trees by hand. Stake/tie trees, trellis trees, and set poles and wires for trees. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Work in fields. Spread and remove ground covers as well as cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist field maintenance and repairs and assist with other farm/orchard related activities as directed. Planting: Plant trees by hand or mechanically. Clear cull stock, brush, stones and debris. Dig holes and shovel soil. Straighten trees to correct row and inter-row spacing. Pack soil around tree. Tree Training: hoeing, tree painting, tree guard installation, weed mat application. Tie/position trees and limbs, together and to trellises, using string, tape, wire or other fasteners and supports. Hang mating disruption for crop protection. Thinning: Hand thin to control the size and quality of fruit. Remove fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Must accurately identify and remove misshapen, damaged or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Pruning: Hand pruning based on fruit variety. Use manual and mechanized pruning tools and equipment. Identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches rubbing against each other, shaded interior branches, other undesirable branches, dead wood and shoots-suckers. Use/handle ladders up to 16 ft. in length and weighing up to 30 lbs. Harvest: Spot and/or strip pick fruit based on seasonal need. Snap fruit off tree with thumb and palm of hand to avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage. Pick culls and peelers. Fill fruit buckets and place fruit in bins. Follow supervisor/foreman's instructions on color/size requirements. Must be able to differentiate between colors and fruit varieties accurately. Supervisors will explain and demonstrate picking requirements to all workers at the start of the season and as needed thereafter to ensure quality standards. Bruised or damaged fruit will be noted by supervisor(s) in a post-inspection quality report. Supervisors may issue written disciplinary notice to workers with a significant number of culls, bruised, or damaged fruit. Repeated failure to follow quality control instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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:
Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance to be unacceptable. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. The employer may discipline the worker, including brief suspension of work activities/employment for a set period determined by the supervisor or termination of employment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Lerew Brothers
Location:
York Springs, PA 17372
Telephone Number:
+17179914006

Worksite

Address:
1284 Town Hill Road, York Springs, PA 17372

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24086-831460
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/3/2024

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