Crist Brother Orchards Farmworkers and Laborers in Walden, New York
10 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 6/21/2019-11/27/2019.
Pick apples by hand on a piece rate basis for the fresh market and/or pick apples on an hourly basis for clean-up, spot picking,and picking with stem clippers. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising not to exceed 3%. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid puncture or other damage by stem clippers. Workers trained and instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and other USDA standards.
Workers are required to handle ladders up to 18 feet long and weighing about 2lbs per foot. Must be able to consistently handle 75lbs throughout the day. Other orchard work including pruning, hand thinning, trellis construction, training of branches or trunk including tying, bending, and general maintenance of apple trees. Use hand tools such as pruning, sickles, shovels, and stem clippers. Prepare field for planting including picking rocks, and roots from tilled fields. Workers must follow all food safety rules including but not limited to hygiene and clothing/jewelry requirements.
* Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described.
* Employer may conduct/require random drug tests at employers expense once hired.
* Employer will train
* Extensive sitting, extensive walking and frequent stooping.
* Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements
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.