Philip Wager Farm Farmworker * and Laborers in Red Creek, New York
1 Fulltime H2A Seasonal Job available 02/29/2020 - 12/15/2020
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest fruits (strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples). Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing and loading harvested products.
Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activates. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest crops. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Harvest fruits by hand. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing.
* Workers must have a minimum of 3 month experience in performing tasks described in this order.
* Employer will train
* Exposure to extreme temps, repetitive movements, extensive walking, and frequent stooping.
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
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