Pedersen Farms, Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Seneca Castle, New York
28 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/27/2021-11/20/2021.
crops include, but are not limited to, asparagus, cucurbits, sweet corn, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, romanesco, hops, parsley, herbs, hemp.
Plant, cultivate and harvest fruits and vegetables for fresh-market and/or processing. Will use hand tools, including, but not limited to, shovels, hoes and knives. Work on planter, planting roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering and clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil, weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops to harvest them. Tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Grade, size and field pack product. Apply pesticides, fertilizer and crop protectants. Place irrigation pipe and fittings. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs.
Dig and prepare ground. Propagate and plant hops. Cut rhizomes and store in cold storage until planting. Fill bins with potting soil. Plant rhizome pieces in pot and place pots in greenhouse. Sort plants and separate hop plants by untangling vine. Take care not to damage hop vine. Till soil and prepare field for planting. Plant pots in field. Remove broken or damaged poles and install a new pole. Ensure all hop poles are vertically straight and tamped into place. Manually remove weeds by hand or with digging tools.
* This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable agricultural employment experience, preferably on a vegetable farm, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.
* Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
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