Kreher Enterprises, LLC Farmworkers and Laborers in Eden, New York
10 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs Available 05/01/2023- 12/01/2023.
Crops/Commodities: cauliflower, cucumbers, zucchini/summer squash, peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, winter squash, lettuce, beets, watermelons, and kale/greens, flowers, vegetable plants.
This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable prior experience working on a commercial vegetable crop farm handling manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables (cauliflower, cucumbers, zucchini/summer squash, peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, winter squash, lettuce, beets, watermelons, and kale/greens, other vegetables and flowers). Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size and field pack product; sort, grade, pack product in packing facility. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Remove stakes and twine from fields. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, fork lifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Clear debris from field and clean work areas and assigned equipment.
Perform manual and mechanized tasks associated with the production of flowers and vegetable plants. Plant, cultivate, and maintain nursery stock, bedding plants, plugs, liners, hanging baskets, and other horticultural varieties. Propagate plants from cuttings. Plant/pot seedlings, fill and label trays, move product to/from greenhouses and/or loading/unloading areas. Crimp wire baskets. Attach hangers to baskets and hang throughout holding houses. Move containerized plants using rolling/electric carts. Load/unload trucks and product from conveyor belt. Install/remove plastic coverings. Clean/maintain work area.
- At least 3 months verifiable experience working as a farmworker on a commercial farm.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
- Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, walking/sitting
- Frequent stooping/ bending over
- Post-hire drug screen at employers expense.
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.