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Farm Workers and Laborers Aewr Code 45-2092

Hart Apple Farms, LLC

Peru, NY

$17.80 per hour


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Job Description

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Due to food safety regulations, workers must understand basic instructions in English. During the anticipated period of employment, the primary activity on this farm will be the hand harvest of apples. Removes excess growth from trees to improve fruit quality using pruning saws and clippers, thin immature fruit to obtain better quality fruit. Workers must be physically able to pick fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. Workers place ladder firmly against or within tree in a secure position so as not to break limbs or knock off fruit and to prevent slipping or falling. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid causing bruising. 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. The bucket when filled weighs up to 45-lbs. and is emptied into bulk bins. Each bin has a capacity of twenty (20) bushels. Workers are required to handle ladders up to 16-feet long and weighing about 2-lbs. per foot. In apple harvest work, workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and grade standards factors. Workers will be directed to strip all fruit from tree at one picking or to spot pick (selective picking) according to size and color depending on crop conditions and state of maturity. Fruit picked as drops is never mixed with tree fruit. Productivity must be at least 5 bins per day for fresh market apples . Each workers picked fruit will be inspected according to instructions given each day by the orchard foreman. Workers also perform any combination of tasks involved in trimming, planting, cultivating and harvesting of apples such as pruning trees and bushes, removing suckers and runners from trees, vines and plants, unloading trucks, clearing fields, burning brush and hand thinning fruit. Will use appropriate tools such as shovels, hoes, tampers and/or pruning shears. Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 0 degrees to 95 degrees with possible wet morning conditions. Extensive walking and frequent stooping is expected. The employer will provide 3 days of work for each worker to reach production standards. After completion of 3 days, employer will expect worker to hand pick 5 bins daily, under normal conditions. Requirements: Basic instructions in English. Applicants will be required to have three months experience in all duties outlined in this job order. Employer will train. Hand harvest fruit with minimal to no bruising. Identify fruit grade (color, size). Exposure to extreme temperatures. Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
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.

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See Addendum C
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Hart Apple Farms, LLC
Company Name:
Hart Apple Farms, LLC
Peru, NY 12972
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2301 State RT 22, Peru, NY 12972

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