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Agricultutal Equipment Operator

PORPIGLIA FARMS INC

MARLBORO, NY

$17.80 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18452364400
Email address to Apply:
PORPIGLIAFARMS@YAHOO.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
50
Job Duties:
Operate trucks or other multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing (whether on or off farm) to the farm properties; haul tools, supplies, or crops; transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday (including on public roads to reach farmers fields and/or transport workers to the grocery store, bank, or laundry facilities on an as-needed basis. Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities. Not all workers are requested to drive; drivers will be required to possess a valid operators license. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a class D license. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and selfpropelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits, apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Picking stones by hand. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Clear & maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruit by hand. Work will include but is not limited to picking apples for fresh marketing and /or processing and cleaning, packing and loading harvested products. Workers will package apples in packing house. A minimum productivity standard applies; 100 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4% also no more than 4% spurs left on the stem of the apple. Workers be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color & other USDA standards. Worker must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metalframed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. Due to health & safety concerns on our farm workers must understand basic instruction in English. While working in the field, all cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of 3 months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in his order. The activities outlined in the job description will be conducted solely on the worksite which is owned and operated by the employer.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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:
The employer will provide 4 days of training for worker to reach production standards. After completion of training or break-in period, employer will expect worker to: pick a minimum of 100 bu boxes of apples with no more than 4% bruising per day. The employer will not guarantee to pay the workers a bonus but reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to offer a bonus or to pay an hourly wage rate in excess of the highest applicable rate stated above based on longevity of tenure or exceptional job performance. The employer reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to temporarily raise the above listed piece rate due to crop conditions. In the tasks where there is no prevailing practice to pay a piece rate, the employer, at his sole discretion, may opt to pay per hour to ensure a good quality product.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
PORPIGLIA FARMS INC
Location:
MARLBORO, NY 12542
Telephone Number:
+18452364400

Worksite

Address:
607 LATTINTOWN ROAD, MARLBORO, NY 12542

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24115-922775
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
PER BU. APPLES - HARVEST FRESH. ESTIMATED HOURLY WAGE RATE EQUIVALENT FOR THIS PIECE RATE IS $18/HR BASED ON WORKERS FILLING 18 BUCKETS PER HR ON AVERAGE. GUARANTEED $17.80/HR.
Date Posted:
4/30/2024

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