Mead Orchards, LLC Farmworker and Laborer in Tivoli, New York
9 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 05/25/2020 - 11/07/2020.
Duties include: Manually planting, cultivating, & harvesting fruits, berries and vegetables including apples, peaches, cherries, blueberries, winter squash, sweet corn and tomatoes. Using hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Tilling soil, transplanting, weeding, thinning &/or pruning crops. Cleaning, packing, and loading harvested product. Constructing, maintaining & repairing fences, equipment and farm buildings. Participating in irrigation activities such as setting up and operating irrigation equipment; clearing and maintaining irrigation ditches. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, & self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize the soil. Repairing & maintaining farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Informing the owner or farm manager of crop progress and field observations. Identify plants, pests and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Applying pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers to crops. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. Must be physically able to lift up to 50lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day.
* Three months verifiable experience in aforementioned required.
* Employer will train.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 50 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, and frequent stooping
* OT/Holiday is not mandatory
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