Klein Kill Fruit Farm Farmworker and Laborer in Germantown, New York
40 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 8/18/2019-11/15/2019.
Manually plant small fruit trees. Use hand tools such as pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Transplant, thin, and prune fruit crops. Construct trellises and repair fences. Harvest fruit such as apples, peaches, pears, plums, apricots, and nectarines. Pick apples for fresh market and/or processing. Productivity must be at least 100 boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising.
Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24' long and weighing about 2 lbs. per foot.
* Must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described.
* Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
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.