H2A jobs are posted to actively recruit qualified, availableworkers that are currently eligible to work in the United States, per federal regulations. If you are not currently eligible to work in the U.S., please contact the local employment office in the country of your citizenship for assistance.
This application encompasses general farm labor and labor for the raising of apples, cherries and pears and the harvest of apples and pears. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farm Worker and Laborer Diversified Crops, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code45-2092.
Workers with a valid driver license and are insurable may also drive vehicles to transport crop, equipment and workers. Workers who drive may be offered additional hours.
Fruit Farm Labor and Harvest job description encompasses the growing and harvest of apples. The worker will perform duties on a motorized platform, from the ground and/ or utilizing a ladder. The worker must possess the ability to pick-up and handle a 10 -12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 60 lbs.
The anticipated hours listed represent the normal work schedule. Due to the nature of these crops, weather, and the requirement to send crops to customers when needed, it is the prevailing practice to work more or different hours than those listed. When the number of hours for a week exceeds the number listed, the worker may be offered, but not required, to work more hours.
Full Growing Season Commitment: The job offered requires that the worker be available for work every day that work is available for the full period of employment. The worker agrees to be available for work and perform the assigned work for the assigned employer whenever work is available through the full period of employment.
3-month work experience
Lifting requirement 60
Exposure to extreme temperatures
Extensive pushing or pulling
Extensive sitting or walking
Frequent stooping or bending over
Must anticipate being available to work the entire contract period.
Hourly wage is $15.83 per hour. The prevailing practice for harvest work is to compensate workers on a piece rate basis. However, no worker will be paid less than $15.83 per hour averaged over the pay period. Minimum piece rates are as follow:
Crop or activity
Piece Rate/ Special Pay Information
Apples - Harvest , Picking
Apples, Granny Smith
Harvest - Picking,
Medium and High Density
Apples, Cosmic Crisp Harvest - Picking
Apples, Honey Crisp Harvest - Picking
Apple, Gala low density
Apples, Fuji Harvest Picking, All
Apples, Harvest - Picking,
Apples, Red Delicious Harvest, Picking
The pay period: Bi-Weekly.
The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies and personal protective equipment required in the performance of the specified work.
Employer provided housing/kitchen facilities are available for employees who are unable to reasonably return to their place of residence the same day.
Transportation costs to the job site for domestic workers from outside the local commuting distance of the job site will be reimbursed by the employer after 50% of the contract period. Transportation costs from the job site to the workers home will be provided to those domestic workers that complete the entire contract period.
Employer guarantees to offer employment for the hourly equivalent of 3/4 or 75% of the workdays of the work contract beginning with the first day of work.
Full job description and employer benefits is available from the employer.
Contract period: 08/15/2020 to 11/15/2020
Work hours will be 7 hrs. a day Monday through Friday and 5hrs on Saturday.
Employer will accept referrals until 10/01/2020
How to Apply/Request a Referral:
This employer has asked WorkSource to refer only fully qualified applicants for this job. If you would like to request a referral, simply "Apply" to this job post or please contact any WorkSource office for detailed instructions on how to apply. Please reference WorkSource
Job ID: 218406149
Bottom of Form
WorkSource is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to persons with disabilities.
TTY (Washington Relay Service 1-800-833-6384)
WorkSource Staff Special Instructions:
Please click here to access the side by side checklist, Workers' rights trifold and a copy of the complete job order (Accepted ETA-790 application) for inspection.
Posting ID: 561167046Posted: 2020-09-26