Gunnison Lakeshore Orchards, Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Crown Point, New York
10 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/01/2021 - 12/15/2021
Workers will perform a variety of tasks related to the pruning and training of apple trees and harvesting of apples. Workers must have the knowledge and ability to prune and train apple trees. Other orchard-related duties may include but are not limited to: driving tractor, picking up brush and roots from orchard floor, repairing broken bins, and planting and watering trees. Workers must have chain saw experience in order to cut down trees. It also will be necessary for workers to fill apple shelves as well as to drive truck to remove apple bins from the outlying orchards at harvest time. The employer will provide 1 day of training and/or allow 2 days of work for worker to reach production standards. During harvest, productivity must be at least 8.5 1-1/8 bushel boxes per hour worked with no more than 5% bruising for fresh market.
Workers must be willing to work in varied weather conditions as low as 15 degrees and up to one foot of snow. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 20 foot ladder and know how to use a chain saw. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform all duties assigned. Workers will be given 30 minutes for lunch and a 15 minute break in the morning and the afternoon. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be able to take direction in simple English and be available to work Monday through Saturday.
* Three months experience required.
* Workers must be able to take direction in simple English
* Employer will train
* Exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, extensive pushing / pulling.
* Extensive walking and frequent stooping
* Lifting requirement of 50 lbs.
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