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D Perez Harvesting Farmworker and Laborer, Crop in Sodus, New York

60 full time, temporary, seasonal H-2A positions available 08/12/2024- 11/08/2024

Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties at no charge to the worker. Workers will perform general tasks associated with orchard production to include but not limited to: plant, cultivate and harvest fruits, cleaning and maintenance of fields and equipment, and pruning trees. Use hand tools including but not limited to: pruners, shovels, hoes and knives. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Grade, size, and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and trees. Use/handle ladders up to 20 feet in length and weighing up to 60 pounds. Must be able to maneuver ladders on steep and uneven terrain. Tree training: hoeing, tree painting, tie/position trees and limbs together and to trellises using string, tape, wire, or other fasteners and supports. Thinning: hand thin to control size and quality of fruit. Remove fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Must accurately identify and remove misshapen, damaged, or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Pruning: hand pruning based on fruit variety with the use of manual and mechanized pruning tools and equipment. Identify and remove stubs and broken branches, downward growing branches, branches rubbing against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood, and shoot-suckers. Harvest: spot and/or strip pick fruit based on seasonal need. Snap fruit off trees with thumb and palm of hand to avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising or other damage. Pick culls and peelers. Fill fruit buckets and place fruit in bins. Work will include bin patching and tagging. Follow supervisors instructions on color and size requirements. Must be able to differentiate between colors and fruit varieties accurately. Load/unload product. Keep material and product records accurately. Workers may assist with orchard maintenance and repairs, root and rock pickup. Supervisors will explain and demonstrate picking requirements to all workers at the start of the season and as needed thereafter to ensure quality standards.

Requirements: * 3 months experience * Must be able to Lift up to 60 pounds * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Extensive pushing/ pulling; sitting/ walking * Frequent stooping/ bending over, repetitive movements

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.