Double A Vineyards Farmworkers and Laborers in Forestville, New York
23 full time, seasonal H-2A jobs available 11/1/2023- 6/30/2024.
Crops/Commodities: grape vineyards and nursery stock.
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable agricultural experience working in a vineyard handling manual tasks. Workers must be able to perform manual tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Work in fields. Prune, plant, and hand-harvest nursery stock. 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.
Grapes: Plant and cultivate grapes. Manage vineyard canopy to permit light and air circulation. Thin fruit and remove shoots, leaves and vines. Performs vineyard maintenance activities including but not limited to weed control and trellis installation and repair. Plant, cultivate and maintain nursery stock and/or bedding plants in condition for shipping and sale to customers. Pot seedlings or 'liners' by hand or mechanical planter. Propagate plants from cuttings. Dig plants. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage. Performs tasks under supervision in vineyard/winery operation. Thin fruit and remove shoots and vines. Tie vines to trellises. Must possess the requisite skills and knowledge of what, when, where and how much to prune on a grape vine. Identify and remove the proper canes and vines while retaining the fruiting wood and renewal spurs. Must demonstrate and consistently utilize pruning practices that assure vine balance and preserve vine health. Perform manual cutting production.
Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet.
Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may drive company vehicles.
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. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job.
Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. All workers will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable.
*Minimum of 3 months of verifiable agricultural experience working in a vineyard handling manual tasks. *Exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, extensive walking, frequent stooping, extensive pushing/pulling. *Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
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.