Leverenz Farms, Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers in Hamlin, New York
7 Full-Time Seasonal H-2A Jobs Available 10/09/2020 - 12/06/2020.
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to 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 (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) 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.
Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. All workers will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which the employer will evaluate workers performance of requested tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonable finds the workers performance during the trial period to be unacceptable. After this training period workers are expected to have a 1% or less bruising rate.
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.
Crops: Cabbage, Corn, Pumpkins, Brussel Sprouts, Spinach, Potatoes, Squash, Broccoli, Cauliflower
Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivation, harvesting and packing vegetables named in this job order according to supervisors instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock, and do various activities using a variety of tools. Workers will remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers 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 bushel baskets taking the extra time, care and effort not to bruise or scar the fruit.
Cabbage, Corn, Brussel Sprouts, Potatoes, Squash, Cauliflower: Workers will harvest & trim cabbage. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will remove rocks and other debris from the fields. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce.
* 3 months of verifiable experience hand harvesting perishable crop
* Driver requirements
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, extensive walking, and frequent stooping.
* Drug screen, post hire at employer expense.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2_orders.shtm