Porpiglia Farms Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Marlboro, New York
20 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 3/1/24 - 11/30/24.
Duties: 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, bank, or laundry facilities 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. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops.
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. Work will include but is not limited to picking apples for fresh marketing and /or processing and cleaning, packing and loading harvested products. Package apples in packing house. 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. Due to health & safety concerns on our farm workers must understand basic instruction in English. Cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only while working in the field.
- Must have a minimum of 6 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.
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.