A Zimmerman & Sons Inc. Agricultural Equipment Operator in Highland, New York
2 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Job available 3/31/2023- 11/24/2023.
Under direction of supervisor, worker will perform any combination of tasks involved in the operation of tractors and farm machinery to plant, cultivate, spray and/or harvest apples and pears. Attach farm implements to tractors and drive tractors in fields to prepare soil, plant, fertilize, mow grass, cut brush, plant young trees, spraying fruit trees and plants and/or harvest crops. Drives tractor or truck to transport materials, supplies and products. Make adjustments and minor repairs to machinery. Mix chemical ingredients for weeds. Remove excess growth using pruning saws and clippers. Irrigate soil. Pick fruit apples & pears during harvest. Thin blossoms and immature fruit. Prop limbs to prevent breakage. Operate frost protection equipment. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to health and safety concerns and operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple instructions in English.
- A minimum of six months verifiable experience necessary in the aforementioned.
- Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs. on a consistent basis throughout the day.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures.
- Repetitive movements, extensive sitting/walking and frequent stooping/bending over.
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 applicants name and job order number in your request.