A. Zimmerman & Sons Inc. Farmworker and Laborers in Highland, New York
4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 9/20/21-11/2/2021. 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. Phone use must be limited to break time and lunch breaks. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Requirements: * Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described. * The employer will provide 4 days of training to allow workers to pick a minimum of 80 bu boxes of apples per day with no more than 4% bruising. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. * Repetitive movements, 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: 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 applicant name and job order number in your request.