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Conrow Farms Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop in Brockport, New York

22 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 8/24/2020-10/17/2020.

Squash: Workers will harvest winter squash. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity. Removing squash from the vine will be done by hand so the vegetable is not bruised or scarred. Squash must be gently placed in field container. Worker must be careful that vines, trash and field debris are not put in field containers. Workers will carry full container weighing approximately sixty (60) lbs. and gently place contents into large produce bins.

Apple Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from an 8 or 16-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is then gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Field bin volume may be checked and determined by weight on state certified scales.

Apple Pruning: While pruning trees, workers will receive the proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw, pruners and hand snips. The tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned a row of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard. Workers must remove all resulting materials from the trees rendered from performing pruning tasks. When pruning is complete on each tree, each worker is required to rake and scatter the resulting brush in the center of the tractor/equipment middles.

Requirements:

* At least 3 months experience hand harvesting vegetables and tree fruit on a commercial farm.
* Workers subject to random drug testing at employer expense post hire.
* Must be able to lift 60 pounds.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, frequent stooping/bending.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm

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