Klein's Kill Fruit Farm Farmworker and Laborer in Germantown, New York
10 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 04/01/2021 - 11/07/2021. 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 fruits such as apples, peaches, pears, plums, apricots & nectarines. Pick apples for fresh market and/or processing. Productivity must be at least 100 boxes per day of fresh market apples. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 4% bruise rate as defined in the US standard for grades. Each workers picked fruit shall be inspected daily. Workers will be directed to strip all tree fruit at one picking or to spot pick (selective picking) according to size and color depending on crop conditions and state of maturity. Fruit picked as drops is never mixed with tree fruit. 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 picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 40 lbs, is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 1 1/8 bushel boxes. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24` long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. Workers must leave their cell phones in the camp; they are not to have their cell phones on them while working in the field. Due to health & safety concerns on our farm workers must understand basic instruction in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in his order. Requirements: * 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. 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.