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HH Dobbins & Son, LLC Farmworkers and Laborers in Lyndonville, New York

8 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 2/17/2020-11/10/2020.

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. Will also repair boxes.


* 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, and extensive walking.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at