Giroux Orchards, LLC dba Chazy Orchards Farmworkers and Laborers in Chazy, New York
40 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 9/1/2021-12/15/2021. All applicants must be able, willing, and qualified to perform the work described in the job order and must be available for the entire period of employment specified. Work will include but is not limited to, picking apples for fresh market and/or processing and packing apples. Workers will sort the apples according to size, color, and grade before packing. Packers will follow employer instructions for carton assembly and packing methods. Workers will: place apples in containers for storage or shipment; weigh, stamp grade, brand, and date of packing on container; and pack apples according to the quality and method of the employer. Productivity during picking must be at least 60 1-1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours of fresh market fruit and 80 1-1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours of processing fruit. Workers must be willing to work in varied cold weather as low as 15 degrees and work on snow-covered ground up to one foot deep. All workers must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and be available to work up to six days a week. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, and related chemicals may affect workers ability to perform the job. Workers 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, canvas-covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rests on the shoulders. Filled buckets weighing up to 40 pounds are emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 19 1-1/8 bushel boxes. Worker will perform general orchard labor including but not limited to: pruning apple trees, setting and removing hail netting, removing suckers, and cutting away sunlight blocking, unfruitful branches, and runners from trees. Workers will be required to climb in and around trees or work from ladders to do pruning and suckering work. Workers will use appropriate tools, such as running hooks, saws, and shears. Workers will also do grubbing using hoes and will repair bins. In addition, workers will be asked to drive tractors or forklifts for spraying and mowing, as well as picking up brush and stones on the orchard floor. There is no drivers license requirements for this job opportunity. No applicant will denied for lack of drivers license. However, workers that hold a valid drivers license (including an international license) may be asked to drive farm trucks or remove bins from outlying orchards at harvest time. Before any worker is required to operate equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination. Workers may supervise crews of up to 25 workers during apple harvest. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Workers must be able to speak and take directions in simple English due to Federal food safety regulations. Requirements: * Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of 3 months experience in the tasks described. * Employer will provide 3 days of training to allow the worker to reach production standards. * Lifting requirement of 80 lbs. * Exposure to extreme temperatures, extensive sitting, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping. The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.