Gaia's Breath Farm Farmworker and Laborer in Jordanville, New York
3 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/05/2020 - 12/31/2020.
Operate 75hp tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest tomatoes, peppers and squash. Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest fruits in a greenhouse and organic environment. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Some work will require extensive bending, stooping and ground work. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Set up, operate, monitor & maintain irrigation system. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Tractors and equipment will be operated on farm roads or in farm fields. Apply fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Will monitor fields & greenhouses for plant infestations and use treatments appropriate for organic use in both a preventative or infestation situation. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
Record information about crops, such as yields, or costs. Workers must have experience in working with farm sanitary and safety practices as required in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plans. Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple oral and written instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense.
* Must have 3 months experience in performing tasks described within an organic farming environment.
* Employer may conduct post-hire random drug tests at employer's expense.
* Lifting requirement up to 80 lbs.
* Driver requirements
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling & extensive walking.
Entire job duty description (ETA790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm