MG HURD & SONS Agricultural Equipment Operators in Clintondale, New York
11 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 3/29/2024 - 11/15/2024.
Duties: Operate trucks or other multi purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing whether on or off farm to the farm properties; haul tools, supplies, or crops; transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday including on public roads to reach farmer's fields and/or transport workers to the grocery store, or bank on an as needed basis.
Load agricultural products into trucks and drive trucks to market or storage facilities. Not all workers are requested to drive; drivers will be required to possess a valid operators license. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a class D license.
Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits including apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Work will include but is not limited to picking apples for fresh market during harvest and/or processing and cleaning, packing and loading harvested products. Harvest fruits by hand. A minimum productivity standard applies; 116 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%. Workers will be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color & other USDA standards. 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 canvas picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot.
While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English.
- Must have a minimum of 6 months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described
- Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Repetitive movements, extensive sitting, 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.