Hager Hops Company, LLC Farmworkers & Laborers in Fly Creek, New York
2 H-2A Seasonal Jobs Available 5/1/2021 - 09/15/2021. Workers will plant, string, train, and strip hop cones. Manually remove weeds by hand or with digging tools. Weeding baby hop yards requires special care to detour damaging bines. Load string bundles onto string cart. Top tie string to trellis. "Pogo" hop strings into hop hills with hop clips. Fix loose/missing strings. Fix non-compliant acreage immediately. Hills found without clips may result in suspension or discharge. No unused string may be discarded in the field. Manually train (wrap) hop bines on string. Training hops will require special care not to damage bine. Pick up bines and hop clusters from ground behind combine and put into truck. Mix hops with pitchfork and push hops to pit. Track harvest information on sheet. Propagate and plant hops. Cut rhizomes and store in cold storage until planting. Fill bins with potting soil. Plant rhizome pieces in pot and place pots in greenhouse. Sort plants and separate hop plants by untangling vine. Take care not to damage hop vine. Till soil and prepare field for planting. Plant pots in field. Workers will harvest and process hop cones. After hop cones are harvested they will be loaded onto a truck and taken to the processing facility. Hops cones will be put in mill and then bagged. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers will assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers will be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 pounds. Requirements: * 3 months of verifiable experience working on a vine crop from and/or apple orchard handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. * Must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Lifting requirement of 60 lbs. * Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping. 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.