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Crist Bros Orchards Inc Farmworkers and Laborers & Crops in Walden, New York

15 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 08/05/2024- 01/20/2025.

Pack and sort apples for the fresh and process markets on an hourly basis. The majority of apples to be packed will be grown by Crist Bros. Orchards, Inc. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid damage such as bruising or cuts. Apples are sorted and packed into many different kinds of packages including bags, totes, returnable plastic containers and boxes. Customer quality standards must be met and may vary by customer. Employee will need to learn and follow changing directions for customer specifications by customer, variety and package. Specifications include color, size and the presence of defects such as a blemish or crack. The type of defect will determine the grade of fruit.

This will require close communication with supervisors and continual acceptance of their directions. Some work will be at sorting belts sorting apples, other jobs will be placing apples in packages while doing a final quality check or doing an incoming or finished product fruit quality assessment. Workers will need to stack pallets of 42 lb boxes up to 7 feet high. Packing apples will require the use of many kinds of automated machinery including baggers, tray fillers and sorting belts. Worker must be attentive to human safety and food safety requirements. Worker must be willing to adjust to changing fruit flow or condition and move around the packing house to where the work is located. Must be able to consistently handle 75 lbs throughout the day.

Operate forklift, box maker, automated bagging machine or other equipment as instructed. Equipment operation is not a requirement of the job order and will be on an as needed, individual basis based on employees skill set and interest. Cleaning on a daily and weekly basis to maintain a clean workplace and sanitary packing line. This includes the entire facility such as coolers, restrooms and break areas as well as the packing equipment itself.


  • Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described.
  • Employer may conduct/require random drug or alcohol tests at employers expense once hired.
  • Must be able to consistently lift 75 lbs throughout the day.
  • Extensive sitting/walking, extensive pushing/pulling, and frequent stooping/bending.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Repetitive movements.

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.