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Orchard Laborer

Lewis Brothers Orchards, Inc

Martinsburg, WV

$15.14 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
The job requires 3 months experience working in an orchard picking tree fruit by hand. The main job task is picking peaches and apples. The lower branches are picked first and then picking proceeds up the tree. 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. Picked fruit is placed in a molded plastic, canvas-covered picking bucket, with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled buckets, weighing up to 60 pounds, are emptied into bulk bins. Fruit will be sorted and packed in the packing shed. All fruit must be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 2% as defined in the U.S. standard for grades. Hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks and shears may be used. Duties may include hand thinning the different crops, pruning, weeding, removing vines and general orchard cleaning. Must be physically able to lift 60 pounds. Due to safety concerns of a farm, workers must understand some basic instruction in English. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency.
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):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Lewis Brothers Orchards, Inc
Telephone Number:


10217 Apple Harvest Dr, Martinsburg, WV 25403

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
per 3/4 bushel bag of picked peaches. 24 - 3/4 bushel bags of peaches must be picked per hour to earn a rate of $15.60 per hour. Workers who are unable to pick at this rate will be paid hourly.
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