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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Harvester

Bear Mountain Orchards, Inc.

Aspers, PA

$17.20 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17176778109
Email address to Apply:
michelle@bearmountaininc.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
63
Job Duties:
Workers will properly harvest apple, peach, and nectarine trees. Peach and nectarine trees are harvested between the end of June through the beginning of September, while apples are harvested during August through November. Workers must be physically able to harvest trees, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being harvested from the ground. Workers pick apples, peaches, and nectarines from trees for fresh market sale. Picking requires a basic understanding of fruit maturity indicators, such as background color, flesh color, firmness, seed color, and presence of watercore. Peach and nectarine trees are spot picked. Peach and nectarine fruit are also field graded. Employees will spot deficiencies in firmness, bruising, split-pit, etc, and appropriately separate graded fruit. Apple picking requires the ability to differentiate between several apple varieties that are spot picked, and later varieties that are often strip picked. Fruit is placed in metal-framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Workers empty the filled bucket, weighing up to 40 lbs into bulk bins.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Must have 3 months of verifiable experience hand harvesting tree fruit. Training will not be provided. Workers will be expected to perform manual jobs with accuracy and efficiency through harvest.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Bear Mountain Orchards, Inc.
Company Name:
Bear Mountain Orchards, Inc.
Location:
Aspers, PA 17304
Telephone Number:
+17176778109

Worksite

Address:
Main Farm and Office 1415 Potato Road, Aspers, PA 17304

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24129-971225
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Unit: Bushel/Estimated Hourly Rate: $17.20. Employees offered piece rate who do not earn $17.20/hour will be given make-up pay to guarantee the AEWR rate will be met for each hour worked.
Date Posted:
5/22/2024

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