Golden Harvest Farm Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop in Valatie, New York
25 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 8/15/2023-11/1/2023.
Manually prune, cultivate, & harvest apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers, herbicides & pesticides; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, spray & haul harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Will repair, paint, sanitize, and mark bins, picking baskets and ladders. Harvest fruit by hand. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs.
Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. A minimum productivity standard applies; 70 bu boxes of fresh market apples per day. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4%.
The employer assures that workers hired under this order who will be handling pesticide will be provided appropriate training.
* A minimum of three months experience necessary in the aforementioned.
* Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs.
* Employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense after hiring.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures * Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.