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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers Laborers & Crops

CRIST BROS ORCHARDS INC

WALDEN, NY

$17.80 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18457787424
Email address to Apply:
INFO@CRISTAPPLES.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
85
Job Duties:
Pick apples by hand on a piece rate basis for the fresh market at $1.40 per 1 1/8 bu. Pick apples by hand for skim or clean-up picking on a piece rate basis for the fresh market at $1.55 per 1 1/8 bu. Pick fresh market apples by hand and clip the stem of each apple at $2.00 per 1 1/8 bu. Pick apples by hand on an hourly basis for miscellaneous picking. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Use of tools such as stem clippers. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid puncture or other damage by stem clippers. Workers trained and instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and other USDA and market standards. Fruit out of specification due to bruising, color, size, puncture or other standards not to exceed 3%. Pick apples by hand for the process markets at $1.10 per 1 1/8 bu box. A minimum productivity standard applies of 101 1 1/8 bu boxes of fresh apples per day or 91 1 1/8 bu boxes of skim or clean-up picking per day or 71 1 1/8 bu boxes of fresh apples with stem clipping per day or 129 1 1/8 bu boxes of process apples per day. Workers must be able to pick tree fruit, much of which is done from ladders or a moving mechanical picking platform with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled buckets weighing up to 50 lbs are emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 1 1/8 bushel boxes. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 feet long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be able to consistently handle 75 lbs throughout the day. Other orchard work including pruning, grafting, wood removal, planting, transplanting, weeding, sickling, hand thinning, trellis construction, training of branches or trunk including tying, taping, bending and general maintenance of apple trees. Use hand tools such as pruners, chainsaws, pole saws, hydraulic or pneumatic pruners, pruning hooks, shears, sickles and shovels. Prepare field for planting including tilling soils, applying fertilizers, picking rocks and roots from tilled fields. Miscellaneous activities may include care of harvest tools and supplies. Many orchard jobs will also be performed from ladders or a moving mechanical platform in the upper half of the tree with lower parts of the tree tended from the ground. Workers may ride or drive platforms for harvest and/or orchard work. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, forklifts and self-propelled machinery to spray, chop, mow, plant, fertilize, harvest, load, unload or store product. Equipment operation is not a requirement of this job order and will be on an as needed, individual basis based on employees skill set and interest. Workers must follow all food safety rules including but not limited to hygiene and clothing/jewelry requirements, awareness of external factors impacting the product such as but not limited to blood, broken glass, grease, animal excrement and many other items to be discussed at hire. Workers must also follow all government and employer rules related to COVID-19. These may include time periods of isolation with or without work, a shift in housing accommodations, wearing protective equipment and practicing social distancing. Employer may conduct/require random illegal drug or alcohol tests at employers expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Illegal substances are not permitted. Alcohol use during work, breaks or 4 hours prior to work is prohibited.
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
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
CRIST BROS ORCHARDS INC
Location:
WALDEN, NY 12586
Telephone Number:
+18457787424

Worksite

Address:
65 CRIST LANE, WALDEN, NY 12586

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24134-990327
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
APPLES - HARVEST FRESH PER 1 1/8 BU STANDARD & DWARF TREE. $17.81/HR BASED ON WORKERS PICKING 12.72 1 1/8 BU PER HR. GUARANTEED AEWR $17.80
Date Posted:
5/22/2024

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