Abendroth's Apple Ridge Orchard Farmworkers and Laborers, Cro* in Wolcott, New York
1 fulltime seasonal H-2A job available 05/23/2021 - 12/01/2021. This work order is for qualified people to perform a combination of tasks involved in the production and harvesting of apple, peach, plum and cherry trees. Duties include; operating tractors, tractor drawn machinery, and set propelled machinery to plow, harrow, mow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray, prune, train and harvest crops. Constructing trellises, repair fences and/or farm buildings or participate in irrigation activities. Workers conduct manual labor using hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning tools, shear and knives. Manually plant and prune apple trees. Pruning activities require workers to use ladders and manual hand-held sheer demanding repetitive clasping of the hand. Workers must be able to drive tractor-powered equipment for orchard pruning activities, including mechanical hedgers and pruning platforms. Workers must be able to handle ladders up to 24' and able to lift 70 lbs minimum. Workers are required to work in the tree and rootstock nursery where young trees are propagated for the orchard. Nursery duties include; weeding between plants by hand, de-leafing young trees by hand and applying granular fertilizer by hand. Mowing and light tractor work will be required in the nursery. Workers must be willing to mix spray chemical tanks and apply pesticides to orchard using tractor driven spray equipment. As well as operate harvest machinery; including tractors, chain drive trailers and bin trailers. Employee may be asked to conduct, some light mechanical repair work, as well as preventative maintenance work, of tractors and equipment. Requirements: * Employer will allow three days of work for worker to reach production standards. * Lifting requirement of 70 lbs. * Driver requirements * Exposure to extreme temperatures/repetitive movements/extensive walking/frequent stooping. * Extensive sitting or walking 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.