Wayne County Eggs, LLC Farmworker (Animal Caretaker) in Wolcott, New York
15 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs Available 05/10/2023- 08/26/2023.
(Primary) Pullet Rearing - Count baby chicks into cages upon arrival. Split up baby chicks to different tiers within barn. Vaccinate pullets at twelve weeks of age. Load pullets into carts to be transported to laying hen houses at the end of the rearing period. Workers will perform dry and wet cleaning and maintenance duties to prepare laying houses for pullets at the end of the rearing period and to clean empty pullet houses after pullets are moved out. Remove mortality as needed. The dry-cleaning duties include using backpack blowers to blow down henhouses, sweep floors, clean lights and other miscellaneous cleaning and light repair duties. Wet cleaning includes pressure washing and spraying wet disinfectant to thoroughly clean henhouses. This job includes holding a pressure washing nozzle outstretched from your body for a number of hours in a very humid environment. Due to enhanced biosecurity protocol, workers will only be allowed to enter and work in areas approved by their supervisor.
Installation & Disassembly of Agricultural Equipment- Disassemble equipment that is no longer in use. Install agricultural equipment in farm. This includes uncrating and sorting building material, assembling sections of equipment and joining sections together. Construct feeding and drinking systems, as well as manure removal equipment. Install lighting and ventilation systems, and other light construction work in and around the farm site. This does not include preventative maintenance.
Maintenance & Packing - Packing/palletizing eggs, loading/unloading trucks, and cleaning packing room. Pick up refuse, clean and perform maintenance and in and around the exterior of the farm. This includes painting and light construction.
Driving Workers - Drive workers daily to and from the work site. Drive workers weekly to the grocery store and bank.
Biosecurity Requirements - Any persons coming on to our farms and into our barns must not own birds, unless they are not located within a commutable distance from any of our farm locations.
- Workers should have 3 months verifiable experience working as a farmworker on a commercial farm.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures.
- Lifting requirement of 75 lbs with assistance.
- Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking, and frequent stooping.
- Drug screening, post-hire at employers expense.
- Background check required of all applicants after hire at employer expense.
- Driver requirements.
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.