Buhrmaster Fruit Farm & Produce, Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers in Ballston Spa, New York
4 Fulltime Seasonal H2A Jobs Available: 04/03/2020 - 12/10/2020.
Workers will plant and cultivate vegetables, fruit, and field crops both manually and by operating tractors and tractor drawn machinery. Manually prune, plant & harvest the following crops: Apples, Berries, Watermelon, Corn, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Peppers, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peas, Green Beans, Cabbage, Pumpkins & Squash. Greenhouse work; some plants are started by seed in a temperature controlled environment. Workers will work with seeding plants in trays, stacking trays, covering stacks and moving stacks to hot room for good germination. This includes preparing trays for seeding, moving the stacks after germination to greenhouses. When seedlings reach appropriate size workers will transplant seedlings to prepared beds according to supervisors instructions. Drive & operate farm machines to grow & harvest fruits and vegetables.
Attach farm implements, such as plow, seed drill and manure spreader to tractors and drive tractors and operate implements in field to till soil and plant, cultivate and fertilize crops. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, spray & haul harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Thin and weed plants. Must be able to use hand tools: shovels to dig soil and remove rocks; trowels to plant seedlings; hoes to remove weeds without damage to plants and roots; tampers to plant seeds; shears to prune; and knives to harvest produce without cutting vines. Mix chemical solutions, such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and spray crops. Must be able to lift and carry 75 Ibs consistently throughout the day. Must be able to bend and stoop and stand on feet for long periods of time to weed and harvest crops. After a completion of 2 days of training Employer will expect workers to pick a minimum of 100 bu with no more than 4% bruising. Once hired employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense.
* Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of 3 months verifiable experience.
* Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs.
* Once hired employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense.
* Employer will train.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
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