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Vegetable Harvester & Packer

Turek Farms Management Inc

King Ferry, NY

$17.80 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Vegetables including, but not limited to, green beans, brussels sprouts, cabbage, sweet corn, pumpkins, squash.. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes, tampers, machetes, and knives. Plant roots, and seeds. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops to harvest them. Tie vegetables in bunches. Select harvestable produce based on correct size, maturity, and quality. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Will not leave any appropriate product on plant during harvest. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, fork lifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Set up, maintain, and operate irrigation equipment used in agricultural production, including regulating indoor and outdoor irrigation systems. Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps. Dig and maintain ditches. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain farm buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair fences. Work on production line. Grade, size, sort, wash, and pack product. Bunch/bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Assemble cartons, crates, and containers. Fill bins/trays and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Use power equipment including, but not limited, to: fork lifts, conveyor belts, and cooling equipment/refrigeration units. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with regular maintenance on equipment. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Corn harvesting will be performed by hand with a moving tractor system in crews of approximately 16 pullers. Workers will pull sweet corn off the stalk and toss ears into wagons. Workers will walk behind, in front of, ride or drive tractor and wagon system. Assemble boxes/ crates. Packers will pick corn out of wagon and place 48 ears into pre-made crates. Packed crates are then moved to workers who will fold and close the lid of the crate and push them down the conveyor belt system. Loaders will then lift and stack the full crates of corn on a truck. Count and check crates as they are loaded onto truck. Maintain daily log of hours and number of harvested boxes. Sweet corn must be harvested by pulling down while bending and reaching to select mature plants. Workers must carefully select ears of corn of the correct size, maturity, and quality. Workers will not harvest ears of corn with discolored husks, unacceptable shanks (longer than 6 inches), or visible worm damage. Corn is harvested in the early morning hours starting before daylight while temperatures are cooler to assure sugar content is higher to produce a better quality product. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 70 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures.
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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This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable prior experience working on a diversified vegetable crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. This is hard, strenuous labor, under cold, wet conditions in the spring, and extreme heat and humidity in the summer. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 70 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Turek Farms Management Inc
King Ferry, NY 13081
Telephone Number:


8558 State Route 90, King Ferry, NY 13081

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Sweet corn, tie man, per 48 ear crate. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $18.00/hr based on workers filling 200 boxes per hour. Guaranteed $17.80/hr
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