Teeple Farms, Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers in Wolcott, New York
55 Fulltime Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 08/15/2022 - 11/11/2022 Quality is essential. Fruit is spot picked for fresh market and processing. Workers will be directed to strip all fruit from tree at one picking or to spot pick (selective picking) according to size and color depending on crop conditions and state of maturity. Fruit picked as drops is never mixed with tree fruit. Workers will be expected to pick sufficient fruit to generate at least 5 bins (100 bushels) per day. Properly filled picking bags weigh up to 35 lbs. Workers must be able to lift/carry the picking bag and place the apples in a 20-bushel bin. Pickers are required to snap fruit off of tree using their thumb and palm of hand to avoid bruising. Each piece of fruit must be carefully placed in picking bag to avoid bruising. Foreman will give demonstrations of how the fruit must be picked; picking requirements will be explained to all workers prior to the seasons start. Each worker's picked fruit will be inspected according to instructions given each day by the orchard foreman. All fruit is to be handled with care to avoid causing damage or bruising. Fruit injured by bruising during picking shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing. Ladders ranging from 8-foot stepladder to ladders 16 feet in length are used. Workers must obey all safety rules when working around, applying or handling pesticides. All tasks are done from the ground or on a ladder. Work also includes any combination of tasks involved in planting, weeding, cultivating and harvesting of fruits such as tilling soil, planting stock, pruning trees, removing suckers and runners from trees. Other duties will include repairing wood bins, laying out irrigation pipe and installing sprinklers, assisting in repairing fences, unloading trucks, clearing fields, burning brush, hand thinning fruit and picking stones. Workers will use appropriate hand tools such as hoes, hammers and shears. Neither quality control oversight nor supervisory duties are included. Workers must wear all required and assigned personal protective equipment when required. Employees must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Shorts, bathing suits or other casual clothing is not permitted. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Work also includes mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment will include tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, self-propelled machinery and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Requirements: * Minimum of three months of verifiable agricultural field work experience * Must be able to lift 75 lbs. * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Repetitive movements, frequent stooping and extensive pushing/pulling/sitting/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.