Fresh Start Orchards LLC Fruit Farm Worker in Wolcott, New York
16 fulltime seasonal H-2A jobs available 08/18/2023 - 11/10/2023
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.
Workers are expected to work at least the number of days and hours specified. Depending on weather, crop or other conditions, workers may be requested, but not required, to work up to seven days per week and/or on the Sabbath and up to 12 hours per day. 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.
The employer will provide 1 days of training and/or allow 1 days of work for worker to reach production standards if applicable. The employer assures that workers hired under this order who will be handling pesticides will be provided appropriate training.
Requirements: * Must have a minimum of 3 months experience in performing the tasks described. * Must be able to lift 42 pounds. * The employer will provide 1 day of training and/or allow 1 days of work for worker to reach production standards if applicable. * The employer assures that workers hired under this order who will be handling pesticides will be provided appropriate training. * Repetitive movements, frequent stooping and bending over. * Exposure to extreme temperatures.
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.