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Dressel Farms LLC Farmworker and Laborer, Crop in New Paltz, New York

10 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 08/20/2020 - 10/25/2020

Harvest fruits such as apples & pears by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 80 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 2%. 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 are emptied into bulk bins. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. Workers may not use cell phones for personal calls, emails or texts during working times. Phones use must be limited to break times and lunch break. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in his order. The employer will provide 3 days of training to allow workers to pick a minimum of 80 bu boxes of apples per day with no more than 2% bruising.

Requirements:

* Workers must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in the tasks described.
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Employer will provide 3 days of training
* Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English.
* 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 NYS DOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm

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