Van Fleet Orchards, LLC Farmworkers and Laborers- Crop in Wolcott, New York
20 Fulltime Seasonal (H-2A) Jobs available 08/05/2023- 11/20/2023.
Manually cultivate and harvest apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to cultivate, spray and harvest crops. All workers are required to drive. Driving duties will be limited to operation of farm equipment such as tractors and/or tractor drawn machinery. All required driving will be on farm equipment and on farm property and/or farm roads.
Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Harvest apples by hand. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields, or costs. Apples injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 0% (WNY) for fresh and 0% (WNY) for processing. Productivity must be at least 4-20 Bushel bins fresh market and/or 6-20 Bushel Bins processing fruit per day. Workers are expected to work at least the number of days and hours specified. 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 must be physically able to lift up to 80 pounds. Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from below 0 to 90+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions. *Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing tasks described in this order.
- Must have a minimum of three months experience in performing the tasks described.
- Driver License required.
- Random drug screening post-hire employer's expense.
- Lifting requirement of 80 lbs.
- Exposure to extreme temps, repetitive movements,
- Extensive pushing/ pulling; sitting/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.