Voelpel Farms Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Newfane, New York
20 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 8/5/2020-3/12/2021.
During the anticipated period of employment, the primary activity on the farm is planting, cultivating, harvesting and packing cabbage, pumpkins, winter squash and/or sweet corn. Workers will be required to pull and transplant seedlings from cabbage beds, hoe weeds from planted fields and hand cut mature cabbage heads, pumpkins and/or winter squash in the field and load into cabbage, pumpkins and/or winter squash field bins and/or wagons. Workers will also be required to hand pick, pack and ice sweet corn. Care must be taken to avoid damage to the cabbage, pumpkins, winter squash and/or sweet corn. Workers must be physically able to cut cabbage and pick pumpkins and/or winter squash; which requires extended periods of bending. Working conditions are often cold, wet and muddy or hot and dry. Workers will pick-up rocks and tree roots from fields; as well as set and move aluminum irrigation pipe (6-inch diameter and 30-feet long). Packing line requires up to 55-pounds of repetitive lifting. All workers are required to have three months experience in commercial, conventional farming in the jobs listed and the ability comprehend English. Workers must comply with Federal and New York State Food Safety regulations.
* 3 months experience required.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, and frequent stooping/bending.
* Lifting requirement of 55 lbs.
Full job order 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