Joseph Heberle Farms Farmworker and Laborer in Kendall, New York
15 fulltime H-2A seasonal jobs available 3/23/2020 - 12/05/2020.
Apples, prunes, and apricots: Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivation (including pruning and thinning) and harvesting fruit according to supervisors instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock, and do pruning activities using a variety of tools. 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.
Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from an 8- or 16-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is then gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin.
Work with evergreen trees.
* Must have 3 months verifiable work experience pruning high density fresh fruit apple trees.
* Workers subject to random drug testing at employer expense.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, 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