Robinson Hardware of NS Corp. Farmworkers and Nursery Workers in Slingerlands, New York
3 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available: 02/15/2021 - 11/30/2021
Plants, cultivates, and maintains in condition for shipping and resale to customers nursery stock. Pots seedlings, prunes, spaces, irrigates and culls plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Packs, labels, pulls, and stores plants according to variety. Weeds, loads/unloads truck and wagons. Workers will perform work including but not limited to planting, digging, mulching, transplanting, mowing, watering in nurseries and seasonal holding houses.
Plant and dig field grown plants, burlap roots, perform general maintenance of field grown plants. Fill, lift and carry various size pots with soil and plants weighing as much as 60 pounds. Plants must be handled carefully so that minimal leaves, limbs and roots are broken during the tranplanting process. Performs other duties involved in maintenance of plant materials and nursery stock and maintenance of holding yards and shipping areas.
In addition, workers are required to perform variable tasks such as the following: hand cultivation, irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding, shrubbing, cleaning and repairing greenhouse/nursery structures, seed beds, racks, or grounds, incidental crop set up, gardening and other tasks related to nursery operation.
Work will also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, cultivators, forklifts, and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction.
* Minimum of 3 months of prior experience working in a nursery handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation of terms and conditions) can be found on the NYSDOL website at https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a\_orders.shtm