Candella's Farm and Greenhouses Agricultural Equipment Operator in Marcy, New York
4 fulltime H-2A seasonal jobs available 3/5/2020 - 12/31/2020.
Farm equipment operator to run 100 hp. tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, corn, peppers or squash. Will operate equipment in farm fields and drive on farm roads. Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest fruits. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Much work will require extensive bending, stooping and ground work. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Operate & maintain irrigation system. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Apply fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress.
Will monitor fields & greenhouses for plant infestations and use treatments appropriate for use in both a preventative or infestation situation. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as yields, or costs. Workers must have experience working with farm sanitary and safety practices as required in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plans. 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 oral and written instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense. Must be physically able to lift up to 80 pounds *Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing tasks described in this order. Production standards will be in effect for some crops
* Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing tasks described in this order.
* Employer may conduct random drug tests (post-hire) at employer's expense.
* Lifting requirement of 80 pounds.
* Driver requirements
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing or pulling, extensive walking or sitting, and frequent stooping.
The entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL webiste at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm