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

13 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 06/15/2020 - 11/11/2020.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits including apples and pears. 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 fruit; apples & pears 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. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day.

Requirements:

* Must have a minimum of three 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.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm

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