Kurt Weiss Greenhouses of JN Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery in Waterford Works, New York
28 Full Time Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 2/15/2023 - 12/15/2023.
Crops-Commodities: annuals, perennials, holiday plants. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with farm building-field maintenance and repairs. Build-repair fences. Work on production line. Grade, size, sort, and pack product. Bunch bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins-trays and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound-outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Lift, carry, and load-unload products or supplies. Palletize and stack boxes-containers. Use power equipment including, but not limited, to: fork lifts, conveyor belts, and cooling equipment-refrigeration units. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with regular maintenance on equipment. Clean-sanitize work station and equipment.
Prepare fields-soil for planting. Remove cull stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area using tractor, mattocks, brush hooks and/or axes. Plant, cultivate and maintain nursery stock and or bedding plants in condition for shipping and sale to customers. Pot seedlings or liners by hand or mechanical planter. Propagate plants from cuttings. Perform general plant maintenance. Prune, trim, space, transplant and cull plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Irrigate and apply fertilizer. Pack, label, tag, pull, and store plants by variety. Count, grade, and inventory plants. Prepare plants for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Dig plants. Drum lacing and quarter lacing. Wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and secure with twine and/or staples. Crimp wire baskets. Must understand nursery quality control standards and have working knowledge of production procedures. Must harvest crops according to specific standards. Must select and harvest crops pursuant to customer needs. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage.
- 3 months experience in fruit and vegetable duties listed
- Drug Screen
- Lifting requirement 60 lbs.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Extensive pushing or pulling
- Extensive sitting or walking
- Frequent stooping or bending over
- Repetitive movements
The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov