Main Street Farms LLC Agricultural Equipment Operators in Cortland, New York
2 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs Available 9/10/2021-12/5/2021. Operate 75-100 hp tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to cultivate, spray and harvest crops including salad/leaf greens such as kale and Swiss chard, onions, carrots, root vegetables, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers eggplant, and squash depending on farm location. Will harvest and process hemp. Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest produce in an organic environment. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Much work will require extensive bending, stooping, kneeling and ground work. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers. Extensive weeding, thinning, and/or pruning of crops is required. Operate, monitor & maintain irrigation system. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Apply organic fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Will monitor fields & greenhouses for plant infestations and use treatments appropriate for organic use in both a preventative or infestation situation. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Drive tractors on the farm, drive tractors and other motorized equipment between fields. Drive trucks and other self propelled machinery between fields and packing shed transporting harvested produce. Record information about crops, such as yields, or costs. Workers must have experience in working with farm sanitary and safety practices as required in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plans. Must also have experience working with and meeting production standards. Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple oral and written instructions in English. Requirements: *Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing tasks described in this order within an organic farming environment. * After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at the employer's expense. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Must be physically able to lift 80 lbs. * Repetitive movements, extensive sitting/walking, extensive pushing/pulling, and frequent stooping/bending. * Driver requirements. 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.