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Fresh Start Orchards LLC Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop in Wolcott, New York

26 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 8/27/2020-11/15/2020.

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest apples. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. 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 plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. 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 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1% (WNY) for processing. Productivity must be at least 4 Bins (80 bushels) fresh market and/or 5 Bins (100 bushels) processing apples per day.
* The employer assures that workers hired under this order who will be handling pesticides will be provided appropriate training.

Requirements:

* Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing tasks described in this order.
* Lifting requirement of 42 pounds.
* The employer will provide 1 days of training and/or allow 1 days of work for worker to reach production standards if applicable.
* Repetitive movements, frequent stooping/bending.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm

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