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Hudson River Fruit Distributors Agricultural Equipment Operators in Milton, New York

15 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 07/15/2024 - 11/15/2024.

Operate trucks, tractors, 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 farmers fields and/or transport workers to the grocery store, or bank 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. Under direction of supervisor, worker will perform any combination of tasks involved in the operation of tractors and farm machinery to plant, cultivate, spray and/or harvest apples and other tree fruit. Attach farm implements to tractors and drive tractors in fields to prepare soil, plant, fertilize, mow grass, cut brush, plant young trees, spray fruit trees and plants and/or harvest crops. Make adjustments and minor repairs to machinery. Remove excess growth using pruning saws and clippers. Irrigate soil. Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest 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. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruit by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. The employer will provide 4 days of training and/or allow 4 days of work for worker to reach production standards. After completion of training or break-in period, employer will expect worker to: pick a minimum of 120 bu boxes of apples with no more than 4 percent bruising per day. Workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color and 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 metalframed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 40 lbs. Thin blossoms and immature fruit. Prop limbs to prevent breakage. Operate frost protection equipment. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Employer may conduct/require random illegal drug or alcohol tests at employers expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Failure to comply with request or testing positive for illegal drugs will result in termination


  • Minimum of 3 months verifiable experience necessary in the aforementioned.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
  • Employer may conduct/require random drug or alcohol tests post-hire at employers expense.
  • Employer will train
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping/bending.
  • drivers will be required to possess a valid operators license.

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.