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Orchard Worker - Preharvest

Twin Ridge Orchard Co Inc

Shenandoah Junction, WV

$15.14 per hour


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Job Description

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This job requires 3 months experience working in an orchard picking tree fruit by hand. Work activities will include pre-harvest orchard maintenance such as pruning trees, weeding, removing vines. It may also include thinning fruit, planting, tending, and harvesting garden crops as well as general farm labor necessary for the operation of the farm. Tractor driving may be required once an employee demonstrates knowledge and skill in the operation of such. Hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks and shears may be used. Harvesting tasks will include picking peaches, cherries, apples, and other tree fruit. Lower branches are picked from standing on the ground. Ladders up to 22 feet long and weighing up to 50 pounds are used to pick upper branches. Must be physically able to climb a ladder as well as move it throughout the orchard. Picked fruit will be placed in a molded-plastic canvas covered picking bucket or other vessel. Buckets may weigh up to 60 pounds when full. All fruit must be handled with care to avoid bruising and damage. Good quality work is essential to produce a marketable product. Injured fruit must be not exceed 2% as defined in the U.S. standards for grades. Must be physically able to lift up to 60 pounds. There may be exposure to pesticides, extreme temperatures, light rain, and allergens. Workers must be able to perform manual activities with accuracy and efficiency. Pickers must be able to pick a minimum of 21 bushels per hour unless there is an adverse effect on production. Piece rate will be in effect for apple picking only. Other tasks will be paid hourly.
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.

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Given the demands and unpredictable nature of agriculture, workers may be asked, but not required, to work longer hours than stated in the job offer information. Additionally, start and end times may be adjusted daily to meet crop and weather conditions.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Twin Ridge Orchard Co Inc
Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442
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1583 Ridge Rd, Shenandoah Junction, WV 25442

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per bushel picked apples
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