Denison Farm LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Schaghticoke, New York
4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/27/2021-11/30/2021. Workers will plant and cultivate vegetables, berries, melons 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. 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 with water wheel and mechanical transplanters and cultivate with specialized cultivating tractors. Will be responsible for operating tractors in fields and around barns to haul loads of produce to washing and packing station. Workers are required to understand simple instructions in English in order to not endanger themselves or others while working around or on equipment. Will inform farmer of crop progress: identify plants, pests and weeds to determine selection of non-restricted pesticides or fertilizer and record information about crops. Requirements: * Three months verifiable experience in the aforementioned necessary. * Must be able to lift and carry 70 lbs. consistently throughout the day. * Extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, and frequent stooping/bending. * Repetitive movements. * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employer's expense. 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.