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Crown Orchard Company, LLC

Batesville, VA

$15.81 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: apples, peaches, nectarines, grapes, cherries, berries and vegetables. Plant, cultivate and harvest fruits and vegetables. By hand, or using farm equipment, cut, pull, dig, thresh, clean, chop, bag, or bundle harvested crops. Must be able to separate harvested crop according to quality, variety, and other factors in accordance with supervisor instructions. In field, load/unload harvested product into bins or other containers for transport to packing house. Transport products to packing house or storage using mechanized equipment. Load/unload harvested fruits/vegetables or other materials manually or with mechanized equipment such as conveyors, or handtrucks. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Prune, thin, pick, fertilize and maintain trees, vine and plants. Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting, including recording information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields, or costs. Inform farm managers of crop progress. Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery. Inspect, observe and listen to machinery operation to detect any equipment malfunctions. Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions. Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvestors to tractors, using bolts and hand tools. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Drive trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Put wildlife netting around orchard, vineyard, berry and/or vegetable areas to deter wildlife from foraging and defecating in the production areas. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Prepare and/or clear land for planting using mechanized or hand equipment to remove trash, rocks, or other debris or material that may interfere with planting or harvesting activities. Level land by moving dirt and other materials. Equipment may include tractors, dozers, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chainsaws, bobcats, skid loaders, high lifts, and trucks or other vehicles. 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 with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, mechanical equipment, and fences. Workers will assist driver with loading, delivery, and unloading of produce. Will also assist with market setup and loading/unloading of produce at stand. Will assist with replenishing of produce inventory as needed.
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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Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks associated with commodity production. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Crown Orchard Company, LLC
Covesville, VA 22931
Telephone Number:


2658 Crown Orchard Rd., Batesville, VA 22924

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Harvesting Apples, Peaches & Nectarine (all tree sizes with medium to heavy load), $0.80 per bushel based on average worker productivity of 19 bushels/hr. for an estimated hourly wage rate of $15.20/hr. Guaranteed $15.81/hr or the prevailing AEWR, if it i
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