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Ochs Orchard Agricultural Equipment Operator in Warwick, New York

2 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/15/2024- 11/15/2024.

Duties: Operate trucks or other multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing (whether on or off farm (to the farm properties; haul tools, supplies, or crops; transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday (including on public roads to reach farmer's fields and/or transport workers to the grocery store, or bank on an as-needed basis. Operate tractors, tractor drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate spray & harvest crops. Load agricultural products into trucks and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruits, vegetables, & field crops such as: apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, berries, pumpkins, tomatoes, hemp, summer & winter vegetables. 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 & applying pesticides. 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 & harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Help with making and bottling of cider. Help set up, clean and take down cider equipment. Cut, split & stack firewood. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops.

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. Employer will expect worker to pick a minimum of 100 bu boxes of apples with no more than 4% bruising. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English.


  • Must have a minimum of 3 months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.
  • Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping/bending.

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.