Plummer Orchards LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Lyndonville, New York
53 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 08/17/2020 - 11/15/2020.
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.
Pruning: While pruning trees, workers will receive the proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw, pruners and hand snips. The tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned a row of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard. In some instances, pruning will be done from an 8- or 16-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs.
Orchard Maintenance: Workers involved in orchard maintenance will be required to hoe trees, girdle, spread fertilizer, pick up roots and limbs, strip suckers or unwanted growth trees, dig root suckers, remove vines lay irrigation pipe, repair and maintain irrigation system, and strap and tie fruit trees.
Packing operation: Workers will perform various activities associated with packing produce harvested in the orchards. Workers may be required to grade, fill, level, make boxes, and stack produce. Workers may perform support jobs that include bin and pallet repair and after hours clean up.
* Workers must have 1 month experience in the jobs described in this order.
* Employer will train
* Frequent stooping and repetitive movements, extensive pushing or pulling, extensive sitting or walking
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translated) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm