Burnap Fruit Farm, LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Sodus, New York
4 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 6/3/2019-12/1/2019.
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working in an orchard, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency.
Pick apples and peaches from trees for fresh market and/or processing. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins. When necessary, workers are required to handle and pick from ladders up to 24 ft. in length and weighing 35 to 50 lbs.
All fruit must be handled with care to avoid bruising. 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; and cleaning and clearing fence rows and farm buildings. Workers will also plant, transplant, and harvest strawberries, raspberries, and cherries.
* Min.of 3 months verifiable experience working in an orchard, handling both manual and machine tasks.
* 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 https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm