Windy Hill Orchard, Inc. Farmworkers & Laborers in Castletown, New York
6 Fulltime Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 08/17/2020 - 11/15/2020.
Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits and vegetables such as apples, pumpkins & grapes. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers and pesticides to crops; transplanting, weeding, thinning, & pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray, harvest & haul crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing & or processing. Employer will provide 4 days of training. A minimum productivity standard applies; 90 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4%. Worker must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal framed picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 bushels boxes.
Workers required to handle ladders up to 24' long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. Workers who are not authorized by the employer must leave their cell phones in the camp; they are not to have their cell phones on them while working in the field. Employer may conduct random drug tests at employer's expense after hiring. Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs on on a consistent basis throughout the day. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. The employer will provide 4 days of training to allow workers to pick a minimum of 90 bu boxes of apples per day with no more than 4% bruising.
* 3 months experience.
* Employer will train
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be provided to qualified applicants and can be found on NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm