Abendroth's Apple Ridge Orchard Farmworkers and Laborers, Cro* in Sodus, New York
9 fulltime seasonal H-2A job available 09/28/2020 - 11/11/2020.
All applicants must be able, willing and qualified to perform the work described in this job description must be available for the entire period of employment specified in box 9, page 1. This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the harvesting of apple trees and maintenance of orchards. Duties include; clearing orchard alley-ways of brush by hand, tending to nursery trees, summer pruning fruit trees by hand using a pruning sheer to promote optimum growth of tree and manual harvesting/picking of fruit from apple trees. Picking apples requires workers to handle ladders up to 24' and pick into metal-framed canvas covered picking buckets strung around shoulders that weigh up to 50 pounds when filled. Filled buckets are emptied into bulk bins with a capacity of 20 bushels, maintaining the fruit quality as defined in the US standard for grades; fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 2%. Productivity must be at least 100 bushels per day of fresh market fruit. Picking for juice grade entails gathering apples off the ground.
Workers must be able to pick up apples into picking buckets strung around shoulder in a bent over position for up to 6 hours in a day. Workers must be physically able to lift up to 70 pounds on a consistent basis for the duration of a 6 hour work day. Pruning activities will require workers to use a manual hand-held sheer demanding repetitive clasping of the hand. Workers may be required to do some tractor driving pertaining to the harvest of apples. Workers must be willing to work in a variety of weather and temperatures. Workers may not use cell phones for personal use during work time. Phone use must be limited to breaks and lunch. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months of verifiable experience in performing the tasks in this order.
* Employer will train 3 days then expect worker to meet production standards
* Lifting requirement of 70 lbs.
* Driver requirements
* Exposure to extreme temperatures/repetitive movements/extensive walking/frequent stooping.
* Extensive sitting or walking
Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm