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Indian Ladder Farms, Inc. Agricultural Equipment Operator in Altamont, New York

3 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 08/03/2024-12/10/2024.

Operate trucks or other multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing (whether on or off farm) to the farm properties; haul tools, supplies, or crops; transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday (including on public roads to reach farmer's fields and/or transport workers to the grocery store, or bank on an as-needed basis. Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities. Not all workers are requested to drive; drivers will be required to possess a valid operators license. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a class D license.

Drive and operate farm machinery to plant, cultivate, spray and/or harvest apples, pears, corn, squash, greens, tomatoes, pumpkins & berries. Drive and attach farm implements to tractor and drive tractors in fields to prepare soil, plant, fertilize, mow, spray and/or harvest crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Drives tractors or vehicles to transport materials, supplies and products. Make adjustments and minor repairs to machinery. Mix chemical ingredients and spray fruit trees to control insects, fungus, weeds, or diseases. Remove excess growth using pruning clippers and chainsaws. Construct trellises; repair fences & participate in irrigation activities. Thin blossoms and immature fruit. Pick fruit and vegetables during harvest.

Sorting, packing and loading and filling shelves with fresh fruit and vegetables. Clean work area, maintain grounds and buildings. Help with the making and bottling of cider. Help set up, clean and take down cider equipment. Operate frost protection equipment.

Must be physically able to lift up to 80lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day.

Employer may conduct/require random drug or alcohol tests at employers expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Failure to comply with request or testing positive will result in termination.

Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple instructions in English.

The employer will not guarantee to pay the workers a bonus but reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to offer a bonus or to pay an hourly wage rate in excess of the highest applicable rate stated above based on longevity of tenure or exceptional job performance.


  • Minimum of six months of verifiable experience necessary in the aforementioned.
  • Lifting requirement of 80 lbs.
  • Random drug tests at the expense of the employer (post-hire).
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping/bending.

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.