Pettit Farms Farmworkers and Laborers in Medina, New York
4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 6/3/2019-11/17/2019.
Under direction of supervisor, worker will perform any combination of tasks involved in the operation of farm equipment for the purpose of tilling soil, mowing grass, cutting brush, and planting young trees and plants. Prune trees, remove suckers, remove blossoms, and thin fruit to improve quality. Will engage in weeding and other activities to keep orchard clean.
Trim fruit trees, hand thin weeding, hoeing, scoffing, and summer thinning. Also repair boxes. Will move empty bins around orchard for use by pickers. Pick apples for fresh market and/or processing. Workers must be physically able to pick 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. The bucket when filled weighs up to 60 lbs. and is emptied into bulk bins. Workers are required to handle ladders up to 24 feet long and weighing about 2 lbs. per foot, and being able to set the ladder using only side rails. Workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, defects, and other USDA grade standards.
* Must have three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.
* Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs. on a consistent basis throughout the day.
* Employer may drug test workers post hire at the employer's expense.
* Extensive sitting, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm.