Denison Farm Farmworker and Laborer in Schaghticoke, New York
4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/24/2019-11/30/2019.
Workers will plant and cultivate vegetables, berries, and field crops both manually and by operating tractors and tractor-drawn machinery. Must be able to determine when crops such as snow peas, collard greens, celeriac, winter squash, and melons are ripe and harvest by hand without bruising the produce or damaging the plants. Must be able to work around bees especially when harvesting squash, tomatoes, and berries.
Must be able to use hand tools: shovels to dig soil and remove rocks; trowels to plant seedlings; hoes to remove weeds without damage to plants and roots; tampers to plant seeds; shears to prune; and knives to harvest produce without cutting vines. Will apply non-restricted pesticides; clean, pack, and load harvested products; construct trellises; repair fences and farm buildings; maintain irrigation ditches; set up and operate irrigation equipment such as drip lines, pumps, pipes, and sprinklers, and make minor repairs to tractors and implements. Will operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow, fertilize, and spray crops. Operate tractors to plant water wheel and mechanical transplanters and cultivate with specialized cultivating tractors.
* Three months verifiable experience in the aforementioned necessary.
* Must be able to lift and carry 70 lbs. consistently throughout the day.
* Extensive sitting, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stopping.
* Repetitive movements
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employer's expense.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation)should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from NYSDOL website http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm