Excelsior Farms Farmworker and Laborer - Crop in Kent, New York
6 full time, temporary, seasonal H-2A positions available 08/05/2022 - 11/01/2022 Manually plant cultivate and harvest apples and peaches. Use hand tools such as shovels trowel hoes tampers pruning hooks shears and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers transplanting weeding thinning or pruning crops applying pesticides cleaning packing and loading harvested products. Repair fences and farm buildings or participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors tractor-drawn machinery, and self propelled machinery to plow harrow and fertilize soil or to plant cultivate spray and harvest crops. Repair and maintain farm vehicles implements and mechanical equipment. Harvest fruits by hand. Apply pesticides herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants pests and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Record information about crops such as pesticide use yields or costs. Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 1percent WNY for fresh and 1 percent WNY for processing as defined in the U.S. standard for grades. Productivity must be at least 4 20 bushel bins fresh market and or 6 20 bushel bins processing fruit per day. Workers must have experience working with production standards and must have experience in working with farm sanitary and safety practices as required in Good Agricultural Practices GAP plans. Workers must be physically able to lift up to 80 pounds. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 0 to 90 degrees F with possible wet morning conditions. 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 instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense. Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months verifiable experience in performing tasks described in this order. Requirements: * Three months verifiable experience of the duties mentioned * Must be able to lift a minimum of 80 pounds * Random drug testing can be performed post hire at the employer's expense * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Extensive pushing/pulling/sitting/walking, frequent stooping, and repetitive movements 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.