Hudson River Fruit Distributors Farmworkers and Laborers in Milton, New York
19 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 7/20/21-11/1/21. 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 & maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruit by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 120 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 may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color & 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 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. Due to health & safety concerns on our farm workers must understand basic instruction in English. Requirements: * Minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order. * Must be able to lift 75 pounds. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Repetitive movements, extensive walking, and frequent stooping/bending. * The employer will provide 4 days of training and/or allow 4 days of work for worker to reach production standards. The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.