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Nightingale Farm Agricultural Equipment Operators in Marlboro, New York

4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/15/2024 - 10/31/2024.

Operate trucks or other multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing (whether on or off farm) to the farm properties; haul tools, supplies, or crops; transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday (including on public roads to reach farmer's fields and/or transport workers to the grocery store, or bank on an as-needed basis.

Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities. Not all workers are requested to drive; drivers will be required to possess a valid operators license. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a class D license.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate & harvest vegetables, fruits & field crops such as but not limited to peaches, currants, gooseberries, cherries, plums, apples, pears, grapes, apricots & quince. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears & knives.

Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers, transplanting, weeding, thinning, pruning crops, leaf pulling, canopy opening and vine training. Identify plants, pests & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers.

Apply non-restricted fertilizers to crops, cleaning, packing and loading harvested products.

Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery & self-propelled machinery to plow, mow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate & harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment.

Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand.

Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising.

From April to May, workers will be working 5 days a week for 8hrs/day for a total of 40 hrs.

From May through October, they will be working 6 days a week for 8hrs/day for a total of 48 hrs.

Requirements: * Three months experience of the duties mentioned * Driver Requirement * Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders with lower branches being picked from the ground. * Due to health & safety concerns relating to pesticide application & the operation of equipment on our farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English.
* Workers required to handle ladders up to 24' long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. * Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds. * Random drug/alcohol testing can be performed post hire at employer expense. * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Extensive pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, frequent stooping and repetitive movements

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website:

For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.