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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Orchard Laborer

Appalachian Orchard Company

martinsburg, WV

$15.14 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13049014388
Extension
0
Email address to Apply:
philip@appalachianorchard.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
27
Job Duties:
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest fruit and vegetables including; cherries, strawberries, apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, corn, beans, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, cucumbers, melons, okra, and pumpkins. Use hand tools, such as, shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks and shears, knives, hammers, and saws. Duties including manually cultivating all the different crops, hand thinning of any of the different crops, pruning, weeding, removing problem vines. Construct and repair trellis systems, repair and painting of farm fences and buildings. The sorting and repairing bulk bins. Tying, strapping, and taping of different crops, the irrigation of plants. Using riding mowers, push mowers, and weedeaters to mow around orchard property. Application of electrical post and wires, and applying tree wraps for deer and groundhog control. Manually picking up roots, rocks, old plastic and the laying of new plastic in prep for new plantings. Possibly working in packing shed when needed. Picking apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, and plums for fresh market and/or processing
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:
Productivity must be at least 100-bushel boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 2% as defined in the U.S. standard for grades. Workers must be able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with the lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a molded plastic canvas covered picking bucket, with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled buckets weighing up to 60 pounds are emptied into bulk bins with capacity ranging between 13, 1 and 1/8th bushel boxes to 25, 1 and 1/8th bushel boxes. Workers are to handle ladders up to 24-foot-long and weighing about 2 pounds per foot. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Must be physically able to lift up to 75 pounds on a consistent basis throughout the day. Due to safety concerns of a farm, workers must understand some basic instruction in English.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Appalachian Orchard Company
Location:
Martinsburg, WV 25403
Telephone Number:
+13042885157

Worksite

Address:
67 Industrial Circle, martinsburg, WV 25403

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24146-038224
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/10/2024

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