HH Dobbins & Son, LLC Farmworkers and Laborers & Crops in Lyndonville, New York
12 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 02/13/2023 - 11/10/2023
Duties: Workers will perform tasks involving but not limited to planting, trimming, thinning, weeding, hoeing, succoring, spraying and harvesting apples and pears according to supervisors instructions. Apples and pears will be picked for both fresh market and processing according to color, size, and maturity as specified by the supervisor. Productivity must be at least 5 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for fresh market apples, 6 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for processing apples, and 5 (20 1 1/8 bu) bins per day for processing pears. A minimum production standard applies: 8 bushels per hour with no more than 1% bruising. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal-framed canvas covered picking bucket which is equivalent to bushel. The bucket will have canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. The filled bucket, weighing up to 40 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with capacity equal to 20 1 1/8 bu. Workers are required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs. per foot. Workers will be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, defects & other USDA grade standards. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. on a consistent basis throughout the day. Workers will also repair boxes when instructed. Workers will till soil, plant stock, perform pruning activities, and aid in irrigation duties using a variety of tools. The tools must be returned to the employer at the end of the day. When performing thinning and pruning, workers will be instructed as to the desirable result. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern and clearly communicate it to the workers. Workers will operate trucks, tractors, forklifts, or other self-propelled machinery for loading, land preparation, cultivation, fertilizing, harvesting, or spraying. Workers will perform maintenance or repairs on machinery. Workers may not leave trash in work areas or vehicles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Will also repair boxes. While working in the field, all cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on our farm, workers must be able to communicate in English and understand basic instructions in English. All workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.
Requirements: * All applicants must have at least three months experience in the jobs listed in this order. * Lifting requirement of 75 lbs. * Employer will train * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Repetitive movements, extensive pushing or pulling, and extensive sitting or walking.
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.