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Nesbitt Fruit Farms Agricultural Equipment Operators in Waterport, New York

6 Fulltime Seasonal H2A Jobs Available 03/09/2024- 05/20/2024.

Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, hand trucks, forklifts, or transfer augers, Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery, Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers, Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions, Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery, Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment, Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions, Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools, Summer prune trees, trellis work, tractor driving work, driving farm vehicles, bin repair, tree nursery work, hand thinning, orchard maintenance, picking up rocks, apple harvest using tractor to bring apples out of orchard, trimming trees, spraying & mowing using tractor.

Operate trucks or other multi-purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing (weather on or off the 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 the farm fields); and/or transport workers to the grocery store, bank, or laundry facilities on an as needed basis Those that are requested to drive will be required to possess an appropriate license, no one will be rejected for this position that does not possess a drivers license.

Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing as defined in the U.S. standard for grades. Productivity must be at least 4-20 bushel bins fresh market and/or 6-20 bushel bins processing fruit per day. Workers must have experience working at piece rate production and must have experience in working with farm sanitary and safety practices as required in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)plans. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing.

Field temperatures may range from 0to 90+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple oral instructions in English.

Requirements:

  • 3 months experience
  • Lifting requirement of 75 lbs.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Repetitive movements
  • Extensive walking and frequent stooping/bending over.

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.

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