A. Zimmerman & Sons Inc. Farmworker and Laborers in Highland, New York
5 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 09/01/2020 - 11/002/2020
Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits such as; apples & pears. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. After 4 days of training/break in period employer will expect worker to pick at least 80 bu boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 4% as defined in the US standard for grades. 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 covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 1 bushel boxes.
Worker required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. Workers may not use cell phones for personal calls, emails or texts during working times. Phones use must be limited to break times and lunch break. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.
* Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described.
* Employer will train
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm