Intergrow Greenhouses Inc. Horticultural Worker in Albion, New York
45 Fulltime Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 1/03/2020-10/31/2020.
Harvest: Ripe tomatoes are removed from vine. The ends of the stem of the harvested tomatoes is snipped. The harvest clippers are to be disinfected after each plant. Harvested product is placed into harvest container neatly and organized, without damaging fruit. Harvest carts are operated up and down row as ripe product is removed from vine. Once all harvest containers on cart are filled, cart is sent to pack house and, another cart is started. Any waste tomatoes on floor are to be picked up and placed in waste containers under harvest cart. Damaged or rotten fruit still on the vine are to be removed and place in waste bin. Proper precautions are to be taken not to damage vines during harvest. Harvest requires walking on uneven ground through the day, as well as occasionally standing on rail pipe system. Cut resistant gloves are required while harvesting. Worker must scan each row and cart with assigned reader. Worker must be able to determine color.
Cutting Leafs: Three leaves are removed from each tomato vine using a special de-leafing knife. All cuts are to be clean and flush with the stem, not leaving any stumps or rough wounds. De-leafing knife is to be disinfected after each plant. Any bottom sucker growth is to be removed. If plants are down or strings are cut plants must be lifted back up to crop support wire. All crop debris is to be placed under cultivation gutter. Any observed errors in the irrigation system are to be fixed or reported to direct supervisor. Any stems that are empty or dead are to be cut at string and base of stem, dead or empty stems are then to be placed below cultivation gutter. Leafing requires operating and working of moving platform about 3 foot elevated. Leafing requires standing all day. Cut resistant gloves are required while leafing. Worker must scan each row with assigned reader.
* No previous experience required
* Employer will train
* Exposure to extreme temps., repetitive movements, extensive pushing / pulling, and extensive walking.
* Lifting requirement of 15 lbs.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm