Charles Breslawski Farms Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop in Hamlin, New York
10 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 08/27/2020 - 11/04/2020.
Workers will harvest Apples. Workers will perform field maintenance such as picking tons, pulling weeds and cleaning fence lines in Corn, Soybeans, Green Beans, & Wheat. Workers will not operate equipment.
The following description of job activities applies to apples.
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.
Summer Pruning: While pruning trees, workers will receive the proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw, pruners and hand snips. The tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned a row of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard.
Orchard Maintenance: Workers involved in orchard maintenance may be required to hoe trees, girdle, spread fertilizer, pick up rocks, roots and limbs, strip suckers or unwanted growth trees, dig root suckers, remove vines, and strap and tie fruit trees. Employer will provide all equipment. Instructions will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to workers. The specific standards for a job will be disclosed and demonstrated by the supervisor before the worker begins.
Packing operation: Workers will perform various activities associated with packing produce harvested in the orchards. Workers may be required to grade, fill, level, make boxes, and stack produce. Workers may perform support jobs that include bin and pallet repair and after hours clean up.
* Workers must have three months verifiable experience hand harvesting a perishable crop.
* Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
* Random, post hire drug test at employer expense.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements/extensive pushing, pulling and walking/frequent stooping.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYDDOL website http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm