Fruit Valley Orchard, LLC Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop in Oswego, New York
2 Fulltime H2A Seasonal Job Available 9/1/2021-11/8/2021. This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the operation of the farm. Drive and operate specific farm machines to grow tree fruits to include pears and apples. Will drive and/or operate harvesting machines. Will attach implements and drive tractors with attached instruments to fields for cultivating, discing, and planting apple or pear trees. Will operate equipment in farm fields and drive on farm roads Will prune, thin trees such as apple, peach & pear. Performs light summer pruning and suckering by cutting terminal growth and water sprouts from inside of tree using hand pruner. Thins trees from orchard to eliminate diseased /non-productive trees using chain saw. There will be work that involves excessive bending and/or stooping. Will harvest fruits, apples and pears. Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing. Productivity must be at least 6 Bins (120 bushels) fresh market and/or 8 Bins (160 bushels) processing fruit per day. Workers are expected to work at least the number of days and hours specified. Must be able to physically lift up to 80 pounds. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 0 to 90+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions. Due to health and safety concerns relating to the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense. Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months experience. Worker will be given 30 minutes for lunch. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be able to speak and read in simple English due to Federal food safety regulations. After hiring the employer may conduct random drug testing at the employer's expense. Requirements: * Minimum of 3 months experience. * Driver requirements. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Must be able to physically lift up to 80 pounds. * Repetitive movements, extensive walking, extensive pushing/pulling and frequent stooping/bending. * After hiring the employer may conduct random drug testing at the employer's expense. 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.