Lake Breeze Fruit Farms, Inc. Farmworkers & Laborers* in Sodus, New York
58 Fulltime Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 09/01/2020 - 11/15/2020.
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a diversified fruit and/or vegetable crop farm handling manual tasks associated with fruit and/or vegetable production, hand-harvesting activities.
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, prune 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 ft. in length and weighing up to 60 lbs. Must be able to maneuver ladders on steep and uneven terrain. Clean, line, top, fill barrels, and clean, skim, ice and cover tanks. Sweep and clean storage areas.
Cherries: Identify defects (bird pecks, limb rubs, splits, sunburn) and other damage. Follow supervisor/foreman's instructions on fruit quality.
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 the 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. Use manual and mechanized pruning tools and equipment. Identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches rubbing against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots-suckers.
* This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable experience working on a diversified fruit and/or vegetable crop from handling manual tasks associated with fruit and/or vegetable production, hand harvesting activities.
* 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 http://labor.ny.gov/careerservies/h2aorders.shtm