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Pavero Cold Storage Farmworkers and Laborers in Marlboro, New York

40 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 8/15/2019-11/15/2019.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate, and harvest apples and pears. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops, and applying pesticides. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruits by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and /or processing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 70 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%. Workers will be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and other USDA standards. 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 with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs.


* Must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.

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