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Russell Farms, Inc Agricultural Equipment Operators in Appleton, New York

30 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 07/22/2024 - 11/11/2024.

During anticipated period of employment, the primary activity on the farm will be the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of tomatoes, apples, and cabbage. For apples, workers will be required to harvest apples, prune apple trees using saws or hand loppers, handle hand tools, hand thinning apples and pull weeds in orchards. During harvest, workers will be grouped in teams of 4 or more people where they will be climbing ladders with up to 40 pounds of apples and spend extended amounts of time bending and lifting. Other duties may include, apple tree planting, trellis building, fertilizing, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems, spray and handle pesticides for pest control, operating farm equipment, such as platforms, tractors, company vehicles, etc., and tree removal and cleanup of wood. For tomatoes, workers will be required to plant tomatoes, handle hand tools, pull weeds, and prune tomato plants. They must be able to install stakes and string for the trellis system of the tomato plants, along with removing string and stakes from harvested tomato fields. Workers must physically be able to hand pick tomatoes, which requires extended periods of bending and lifting up to 50 pounds of tomatoes. Other duties may include installing or moving irrigation pipes, picking up roots and rocks, and field clean up. For cabbage, workers will be required to plant, weed, handle hand tools, fertilize, harvest, pack, and clean up field. Other duties may include picking up roots and rocks. Any of these responsibilities may have to be done in cold, wet conditions, requiring extended periods of time bending and lifting. Workers may have to pack vegetables in packing house and perform all duties related to washing and packing of vegetables harvested on the farm. Workers are required to clean and maintain any facility on the farm. Piece rate will be paid as needed, determined by the crop size, market conditions, and crop quality. Raises and/or bonuses maybe offered to any seasonal worker pursuant to this job order, whether H2A or domestic, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Operate trucks or other multipurpose 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 field); and/or transport workers to the grocery store, bank, or laundry facilities on an as needed basis. Workers responsible for vehicle operation must furnish a Class D driver's license


  • Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing tasks described.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Lifting 50 pounds
  • Repetitive movements/ extensive pushing, pulling and walking/frequent stooping
  • Driver Requirements

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.