MINARD RIDGE FARM LLC FARMWORKERS LABORERS & CROPS in CLINTONDALE, New York
1 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Job available 04/15/2023- 12/15/2023.
Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest apples & Christmas trees. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Christmas trees are trimmed from the ground and a pole trimmer is used for taller trees. Duties include but are not limited to mowing, tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, and/or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities.. 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 crops. Harvest fruits by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 70 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 may 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 covered 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. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in his order
Requirements: * Three months experience of the duties mentioned * Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds * Exposure to extreme temperatures * frequent stooping/ bending over, and repetitive movements
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.