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Joseph Heberle Farms Agricultural Equipment Operator in Hamlin, New York

20 fulltime H-2A seasonal jobs available 3/18/24- 12/5/24.

Crops: Strawberries, Cherries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Prunes, Plums, Apricots, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Tomatoes, Peppers, Pumpkins, Evergreens, Apples, Asparagus

Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance o repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained, pace and make bona fide efforts to work efficiently and consistently that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect workers ability to perform the work described herein. Must display the ability to move, place, climb and work from orchard ladders up to 16 feet in height, making the necessary adjustments for various procedures while carrying up to 30 pounds.

Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times.

Apples, prunes, and apricots: Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivation (including pruning and thinning) and harvesting fruit according to supervisor instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock, and do pruning activities using a variety of tools. May aid in irrigation duties. May aid in minor repair of wooden fruit containers. Workers will harvest fruit according to color, size, and degree of maturity as specified by supervisor and place into three forth bushel baskets taking the extra time, care and effort not to bruise or scar the fruit. Workers will load and unload produce/product from trucks. Wrkers must strive for 5% or less bruising rate.

The following description of job activities applies to apples, prunes, apricots, and peaches.

Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from an 8- or 16-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is then gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Field bin volume may be checked and determined by weight on state certified scales.


  • Must have at least 3 months verifiable experience hand harvesting a perishable crop.
  • Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
  • Workers are subject to random drug testing post-hire at employer expense.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, 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: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.