Yonder Fruit Farm, Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers in Valatie, New York
Farmworkers: 64 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs Available 8/22/2022-12/1/2022. Manually plant, cultivate, & harvest fruit & vegetables including; apples, pears, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries & tomatoes. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises, repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Pick, pack & sort fruit & vegetables. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. Productivity must be at least 100 bu boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 2% as defined in the US standard for grades. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal-framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 bushel boxes. Worker required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Requirements: * A minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order. * Employer will provide 4 days training for workers to reach production standards. * Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. * Employer will train - 4 days * Random drug testing can be performed post hire at employer's expense * Exposure to extreme temperatures. * Repetitive movements, extensive sitting or walking and frequent stooping. * Production standards: pick a minimum of 100 bu boxes of apples with no more than 2% bruising per day. 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.