Blackhorse Farms Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Coxsackie, New York
5 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 02/17/2024 - 12/10/2024.
Workers will plant and cultivate vegetables, fruit, and field crops both manually and by operating tractors and tractor drawn machinery. Manually prune, plant & harvest the following crops: Berries, Watermelon, Corn, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Peppers, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Peas, Green Beans, Cabbage, Pumpkins & Squash. Greenhouse work; some plants are started by seed in a temperature controlled environment. Workers will work with seeding plants in trays, stacking trays, covering stacks and moving stacks to hot room for good germination. This includes preparing trays for seeding, moving the stacks after germination to greenhouses. When seedlings reach appropriate size workers will transplant seedlings to prepared beds according to supervisors instructions. Drive & operate farm machines to grow & harvest fruits and vegetables. Attach farm implements, such as plow, seed drill and manure spreader to tractors and drive tractors and operate implements in field to till soil and plant, cultivate and fertilize crops.
Drive trucks in fields to pick up produce. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, spray & haul harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Thin and weed plants. Must be able to use hand tools: shovels to dig soil and remove rocks; trowels to plant seedlings; hoes to remove weeds without damage to plants and roots; tampers to plant seeds; shears to prune; and knives to harvest produce without cutting vines. Mix chemical solutions, such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and spray crops. Must be able to lift and carry 75 Ibs consistently throughout the day. Must be able to bend and stoop and stand on feet for long periods of time to weed and harvest crops. Pick a minimum of 100 bu with no more than 4% bruising.
- Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience.
- Employer may conduct random drug tests at employer's expense (post-hire).
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
- Extensive pushing/pulling/sitting/walking, repetitive movements, and frequent stooping/bending.
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.