NY Employer Farmworker & Ag Equipment Operator in Peru, New York
8 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/18/2024- 11/16/2024
All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in this job description and must be available for the entire period of employment specified in box 3 & 4, page 1. This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of apples. Duties include: clearing fields; removing stones and brush by hand; tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding thinning, and pruning apple trees; applying pesticides and herbicides; loading harvest products; constructing trellises; repairing fences and farm buildings; using hand tools such as shovels, hoes, saws, pruning hooks, shears, and knives; driving and operating tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow, and fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, mow, spray, and harvest crops; repairing and maintaining farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment; and harvest apples by hand.
Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 4% for fresh as defined in the U.S. Standards for Grades. Productivity must be at least 68 bushel boxes of fresh market apples per 8 hour day worked. Employer will furnish to workers all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned without cost.
Workers will be required to handle ladders up to 24' long and weighing about two pounds per foot. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Workers must be able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds on a frequent basis.
Workers will operate trucks or other multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing (whether on or off farm) to the farm properties; haul tools, supplies, or crops; transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday (including on public roads to reach farmer's fields); and/or transport workers to the grocery store, bank, or laundry facilities on an as-needed basis. Driver's License is required.
Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers may require to work 8 hours shift within the hours of 7:00am - 7:00pm. Worker will be given at least 30 minutes for lunch. Workers must be able to speak and take directions in simple English.
Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three (3) months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this job description. Workers must be willing to worker in a variety of weather and temperatures.
Requirements: * Must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks described. * Lifting requirement of 75 pounds on a frequent basis. * Driver requirement: Driver's license required. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping/bending.
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.