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W.D. Henry & Sons Farmworkers & Laborers in Eden, New York

40 Fulltime Seasonal H-2A Jobs Available 6/22/2020-10/16/2020.

Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables (cauliflower, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, squash, broccoli,concord grapes, hemp). 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. Workers will plant, cultivate, maintain and harvest hemp. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. 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.

Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand and comply with safety, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings.

Requirements:

* 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.
* Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion, and post-accident drug testing required.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking, extensive pushing/pulling and frequent stooping/bending.

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

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