Porpiglia Farms Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Marlboro, New York
9 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 3/1/2020 - 11/20/2020
Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits, apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Picking stones by hand. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Clear & maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruit by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 100 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4% also no more than 4% spurs left on the stem of the apple. Workers be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color & other USDA standards. Worker 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 with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day.
* Must have a minimum of 3 months verifiable experience in performing tasks described in this order.
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temps, repetitive movements, extensive walking, and frequent stooping
* Employer will provide 4 days of training.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm