Amos Zittel & Sons, Inc. Farmworkers & Laborers in Eden, New York
12 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs Available 07/15/2022 - 11/10/2022 Workers will perform duties relating to the planting, harvesting, and field maintenance tasks including weeding, staking, and tying, and field clean-up tasks of all vegetable crops (corn, peppers, specialty peppers, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, broccoli, lettuce, beans, brussels sprouts, and cabbage) as instructed by their supervisor. Perform duties relating to the washing and packing of vegetables harvested on the farm, as instructed by their supervisor. Perform duties including planting, maintaining, packing, and shipping of greenhouse products. Duties may vary from time to time. This work requires harvesting produce while making important decisions based on product size, shape, coloring and ripeness according to prescribed standards. Workers may be required to use hand tools such as knives and shears. Workers will also participate in the cleaning and packing of harvested produce, and the cleaning of packing lines, packinghouse, coolers, and any equipment or tools used for the harvesting, packing, storage, or handling of vegetables & flower deliveries. Workers will also plant, maintain, harvest, pack, ship, and load greenhouse floral or vegetable products in a greenhouse environment. All work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standards, operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 60 pounds above the head for long periods of time outdoors in all weather, including adverse weather conditions. For food safety and general personal safety practices, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the provided bathroom accommodations and before entering the fields or packinghouse, and after smoking or eating. May drive bus or van to transport workers to work location. Not all workers requested to drive. Those that are requested to drive will be required to possess an appropriate license. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a drivers license. Three months verifiable experience in commercial conventional fruit or vegetable farming is required. Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks posted in this job order. Employees unable to maintain minimum performance standards will be ineligible for further employment. Piece Rates: Harvest Piece Rate Performance Minimum Standard: Cucumber $.90 per 24 pt Hamper 15 per hour Zucchini $.90 per 1/2 bushel box 15 per hour Bell Pepper $.80 per bushel 16 per hour Eggplant $.65 per bushel 19 per hour Grape Tomato $4.25 per 24 qt hamper 3 per hour Cherry tomato $3.00 per 24 qt hamper 5 per hour Broccoli $.90 per #20 box 15 per hour Tying/Staking Field Work Piece Rate Performance Minimum Standards Staking tomato 5' stakes $1.60 per 100ft 800 ft per hour Tying Tomato 1st & 2nd $.75 per 100ft 1700 ft per hour Tying Tomato 3rd,4th,5th $.65 100ft 2000 ft per hour Staking Eggplant 4' stakes $1.50 per 100 ft 900 ft per hour Tying Eggplant $.65 per 100 ft 2000 ft per hour Requirements: * 3 months of verifiable experience required. * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Lifting requirement of 60 lbs. * Extensive walking, extensive pushing/pulling, frequent stooping and repetitive movements 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.