Pedersen Farms, Inc. Farmworker and Laborer in Seneca Castle, New York
6 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 11/21/2021-02/19/2022. Crops/Commodities: vegetable and herbs, including but not limited to, cabbage, squash, parsley, thyme. Workers must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Harvest vegetables for market and/or processing. Will use hand tools, including, but not limited to, shovels, hoes and knives. Spread plastic or other groundcovering and clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops to harvest them. Grade, size and field pack product. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. Work will also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain farm buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Work on production line. Grade, size, sort, and pack product. Bunch/bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins/trays and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Use power equipment including, but not limited, to: fork lifts, conveyor belts, and cooling equipment/refrigeration units. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with regular maintenance on equipment. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment Grade and pack vegetables/ herbs by hand or with mechanized packing equipment, including but not limited to bagging machines, bin feeding machines, box machines, labeling machines, regular and high stacking forklifts. Sort graded product in appropriate containers according to packing instructions. Deliver pallets of finished product to cold storage. Load/unload product. Prepare orders for shipping. Keep material and product records accurately. Supervisors will explain and demonstrate picking requirements to all workers at the start of the season and as needed thereafter to ensure quality standards. Bruised or damaged product will be noted by supervisor(s) in a post-inspection quality report. Requirements: * 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 pushing/pulling/sitting/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.