Bowman Orchards LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Rexford, New York
3 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/10/2021-11/30/2021. 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. Workers will perform a variety of manual tasks related to the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of apples, peaches, berries, pumpkins, and squash. Duties include tilling soil, picking stones, transplanting, weeding, hand thinning, tree training and pruning. Workers will clean, sort, pack, and load harvested products in the field and level and load products to be transported. Workers will use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, hand saws, and knives. As the need arises, workers will perform other farm-related duties such as: mend fences; repair and paint farm buildings; operate tractors and farm equipment for the purpose of tilling soil, mowing grass, cutting brush, planting young trees and plants, moving bin fruit and spraying; apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to crops; participate in irrigation activities; and repair and maintain farm vehicles. Workers must be willing to work in varied weather conditions with temperatures from below 0 to 90+ degrees (F) with possible wet mornings. Workers must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds with assistance. Beginning and ending times will vary depending on the conditions in the orchard. Workers should report to work in their own suitable clothing. Workers must be able to handle and climb ladders to harvest apples. Employer will furnish to workers without cost all tools and equipment required to perform all duties assigned. After hiring, the employer may conduct random drug testing at the employers expense. Workers are required to have proficient English language comprehension in order to maintain Federal food safety regulations, pesticide application safety, and safe operation of farm equipment. Requirements: * Must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in the aforementioned. * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Lifting requirement of 50 lbs. * Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping. 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.