Overlook Farms Inc Farmworker and Laborer in Milton, New York
13 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 08/17/2019 - 12/06/2019
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest apples. 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. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and seld-propelled machinery to plow, harrow, and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest crops. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing.
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. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches.
* Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described.
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Employer will train
* 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 http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm.