Pettit Farms Farmworkers and Laborers in Medina, New York
4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 06/03/2020 - 11/17/2020
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 & plants. Use tractors, trucks and farm equipment on farm property. Prune trees, remove suckers, remove blossoms and thin fruit to improve quality also train & secure fruit trees. Will engage in weeding and other activities to keep the orchard clean. Employers will provide tools and equipment at no cost for workers to perform the above tasks. Workers may be terminated for any willful damage to or loss of such tools and equipment. Workers will be required to work in inclement weather and in a range of temperatures. Trim fruit trees, hand thin weeding, hoeing, scoffing and summer thinning. Also repair boxes. Move empty bins around orchard for use by pickers. Pick apples for fresh market and/or processing.
After 4 days of training employer expects productivity be at least 5 (20 bu) bins per day for fresh market apples and 7 (20 bu) bins per day for processing apples. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 1% as defined in the US standard for grades. 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 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 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 & other USDA grade standards. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day.
* 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