Navarino Orchard, LLC Farmworkers & Laborers in Syracuse, New York
5 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/15/2021 - 11/15/2021
This is a joint job order with Oliver's Produce.
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins and apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Much work will require extensive bending, stooping, kneeling as well as ground work. Operate 50 hp tractors, forklifts and tractor-drawn machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches, hedgerows. Must be able to physically lift up to 80 pounds.
Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 0 to 100+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions. Will work during inclement weather as needed. Must have experience working at production standards and must have experience in working with farm sanitary and safety practices as required in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) plans. Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense.
* Must have 3 months of previous experience.
* Driver requirements
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 80 lbs.
* Repetitive movements
* Extensive pushing/pulling and extensive walking
* Drug screen - post hire at employer's expense
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/careerservices/h2a\_orders.shtm