Burnap Fruit Farm, LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Sodus, New York
7 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 09/01/2020 - 12/01/2020.
Crops/Commodities: apples, peaches, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, grapes.
Pick apples and peaches from trees for fresh market and/or processing. Productivity must be at least 60 boxes per day of fresh market fruit and 80 boxes per day of processing fruit. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from ground.
Primary duty will be to harvest fruit; however other duties will be offered including hand thinning apples, picking roots, rocks and other debris, mulching, pruning, cutting shoots and suckers, raking cuttings and debris, inserting/removing tree spreaders, pulling or cutting thorny plants, weeds and vines from around trees (some weeds may be noxious), hand placement of rodent baits around trees, operation and maintenance of tractors and other equipment, cleaning and clearing fence rows and farm building.
To provide a safe and healthy crop, workers must have or will be trained in USDA Good Agricultural Practices(GAP) certification standards and must abide by those standards. Failure to do so will be grounds for dismissal.
Work will also include heavy mechanized orchard work using power equipment such as may include tractors, sprayer, chainsaws and weedeaters.
Plant and cultivate grape vines, and harvest grapes. Manage vineyard canopy to permit light and air circulation. Install and maintain bird netting. Thin fruit and remove shoots, leaves and vines. Perform vineyard maintenance activities including but not limited to mowing, weed control, and trellis installation, maintenance, and repair.
* Requires a minimum of 3 months of prior verifiable experience working in an orchard, 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, extenstive pushing/pulling, and frequent stooping/bending.
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm