Marriot Orchards LLC Agricultural Equipment Operator in Wolcott, New York
10 full time, temporary, seasonal position available 08/05/2020 -11/12/2020.
This is a joint order with Marriot Orchards, Stone Goose Enterprises, and Dellamano Orchards.
Drive and operate specific farm machines to grow a variety of apples. Will drive and/or operate harvesting machines. Will attach implements and drive 75 hp tractors with attached instruments to fields for cultivating, discing, and planting for fruit trees. Will operate equipment in farm fields and drive on farm roads Will prune, thin or spray trees such as apple or pear. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Performs light summer pruning and suckering by cutting terminal growth and water sprouts from inside of tree using hand pruner. Thins trees from orchard to eliminate diseased /non-productive trees using chain saw. Adjust and maintain farm machines. There will be work that involves excessive bending and/or stooping. Will harvest apples and pears.
Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing. Productivity must be at least 6 Bins (120 bushels) fresh market and/or 8 Bins (160 bushels) 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 are expected to work at least the number of days and hours specified. Must be able to physically lift up to 80 pounds. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 0 to 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 instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employers expense. Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 6 months experience in the aforementioned
*Six months experience required
*Lifting requirement of 80 pounds
*Drug screen (post hire, employer expense)
*Exposure to extreme temperatures, extensive pushing or pulling, extensive sitting or walking, frequent stooping or bending over, repetitive movements