Forrence Orchards Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Peru, New York
16 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/15/2020 - 12/12/2020
This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the packing, pruning and picking of apples. The percentage of apples which are produced and packed by Forrence Orchards, Inc. is 100% and ZERO percentage of apples are grown by other producers. While packing, workers will: sort the apples according to size, color and grade before packing; line boxes, cartons or crates with treated paper or cardboard; place apples in containers for storage or shipment; weigh and be responsible for stamping grade, brand and date of packing on container; and pack apples according to the quality and method of the employer. Workers will perform general orchard tasks including but not limited to pruning and hand-thinning apples trees, harvesting apples and repair of field bins used to store apples.
Additionally, workers may be asked to drive tractor for spraying and mowing, pick up brush and stones on orchard floor, and plant and water trees. Workers may drive trucks to remove apple bins from the outlying orchards at harvest time. Workers must have the knowledge and ability to prune and train apple trees. Productivity must be at least 60 1-1/8 bushel boxes per 7 hours worked with no more than 4% bruising for fresh market. Workers must be willing to work in varied weather conditions as low as 5 degrees and work on snow-covered ground up to two foot deep and during harvest as high as 90 degrees with damp mornings. Workers must be able to handle and climb a 18 foot ladder.
* Three months experience required in the described tasks.
* Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 lbs.
* After hiring, the employer may conduct random drug testing at the employers expense.
* Employer will train.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
Entire job duty 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