Northern Orchard Co., Inc. Farmworkers & Laborers & Agricultural Eq in Peru, New York
32 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/1/2024-12/7/2024.
Duties: Workers will perform a variety of manual tasks related to the planting, cultivating, harvesting and packing of apples, pears, cherries, plums, asparagus, berries, corn, squash, beans, root crops and tomatoes.
Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives for tilling soil and applying pesticides and fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, watering, thinning or pruning crops.
Identify plants, pests and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, equipment, fences and other structures. Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting. Loading crop onto trucks and drive to storage facility.
Operate trucks or other multi purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing 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 may transport workers to the grocery store, bank, or laundry facilities on an as needed basis. Those that are requested to drive will be required to possess a valid driver license, no worker will be rejected for not having a driver's license.
Harvest productivity must be at least 80 1-1/8-bushel boxes per 8 hours worked of bruise free fruit for fresh market and 100 1-1/8-bushel boxes per 8 hours of work for processing apples with no more than 10% bruising. Workers will be directed to pick all fruit from tree or selectively pick according to size, color or crop conditions and state of maturity and other USDA grade standards.
Workers must be able to handle and climb ladders up to 24" and weighing approx. 2lb/foot and filled buckets weighing 40lbs.
- Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing the tasks described.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
- 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.