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M.G. HURD & SONS Farmworker and Laborer in Clintondale, New York

15 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 6/9/2019-11/11/2019.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate, and harvest fruits including apples and pears. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences, and farm buildings. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Harvest fruits by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing.

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%. 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 covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders.


* Must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described
* Employer will train
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements, extensive sitting, extensive walking and frequent stooping.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at