Martin Farms #1 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop in Brockport, New York
41 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 08/31/2020 - 05/05/2021.
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.
Cabbage: Workers will prepare fields for planting cabbage. Worker will plant cabbage according to their supervisors instructions. Workers will cut mature cabbage heads using knife as specified by employer. Products will then be placed into sacks or boxes and placed on trailer for transport. Workers may grade products removing bad or damaged leaves and repack for shipment.
Harvesting Winter Squash & Pumpkins: Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include staking, tying, transplanting pruning and windrowing. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from thirty-five (35) to over ninety-five (95) degrees.
Loaders: Carefully feed sorted and graded winter squash and/or pumpkin into automated machine that peels and halves the squash. Workers may be required to peel and halve winter squash and/or pumpkin using a knife in the event of equipment failure.
Cutter: Workers using a hand-held knife, will remove the tops and tails from the winter squash and/or pumpkin halves and discard the tops and tails as disclosed by the supervisor.
Seed Removers and cleaners: Workers using a hand-held spoon or other tools, will remove seeds from the center of winter squash and/or pumpkin and separate the seeds and other residual material as disclosed by supervisor. Worker will carefully load the peeled winter squash into an automated machine to be cubed. Seeds may be washed, dried and placed in bulk totes.
Fillers: Workers package the processed winter squash and/or pumpkin in appropriate container by attending automatic filler or by hand as necessary according to the packaging instructions disclosed by the supervisor.
Levelers: Packed winter squash and/or pumpkin is carefully hand-leveled by worker to assure an even level of winter squash in each container. Excess winter squash and/or pumpkin removed from overfilled boxes and placed carefully in separate containers as disclosed by the supervisor.
Packaging: Packaging machines are fed materials by worker to produce a finished package product.
Stackers: Workers pick up filled boxes weighing up to 60 lbs from conveyor and stack carefully by prescribed pattern and height onto pallets by size and lot stamped on box as directed by supervisor.
Support jobs include bin and pallet repair and after hours clean up.
Farm, Field, and Shed Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm and shed sanitation duties
* 3 months experience
* Drug screen post hire employer expense
* Lifting 75 pounds
* Extensive pushing or pulling, extensive sitting or walking, frequent stooping or bending, repetitive movements, and exposure to extreme temperatures.
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.sht