McLusky Orchard LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Lafayette, New York
4 Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 8/8/2019-11/8/2019.
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest apples. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, 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 apples 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 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing as defined in the U.S. standard for grades. Productivity must be 4 bins of fresh market apples and/or 6 bins of processing apples per day.
Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 month's verifiable experience in performing tasks described in this order.
*Lifting requirement 80 lbs.
*Repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, extensive walking
*Drug screen post-hire at the employers expense
Entire job order (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be provided to qualified applicants and can be found on the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.