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Rulfs Orchard, LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Peru, New York

55 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 09/01/2020 - 10/31/2020

All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in the job order and must be available for the entire period of employment specified in Box 3 & 4, Page 1. Workers will be required to: manually plant, cultivate, and harvest fruits and vegetables; use hand tools, such as shovels, hoes, pruning hooks, shears and knives; till soil; transplant, weed, thin, and prune crops; clean and pack harvested products; drive and operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, trucks, and forklifts; transport harvested fruits and vegetables from field to packing house; prune trees seasonally to promote optimum growth of tree and fruit; and apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to crops following DEC guidelines. Workers will also be asked to assist in greenhouses where workers will: mix dirt; fill containers; plant, spray, weed, fertilize and water plants and flowers; and perform tasks using hands and gardening tools. Picking apples requires worker to handle ladders up to 22 and pick into buckets strung around shoulders that weigh up to 40 pounds when filled. Workers must be physically able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds on a consistent basis. Workers may not use cell phones for personal use during work times. Phone use must be limited to breaks and lunch. Field temperatures may range from 0 to 90+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions. Once hired, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform all duties assigned. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers must be able to comprehend simple English and be available to work Monday through Saturday. Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience.

Requirements:

* Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Workers must be physically able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds on a consistent basis.
* Post-hire drug screen at employers expense.
* Frequent stooping/bending, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, repetitive movements.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm

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