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Fowler Brothers, Inc. Supervisor in Wolcott, New York

1 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Job available 03/11/24- 12/14/24.

Crops/Commodities: apples.

First-line supervision and coordination of agricultural workers. Under the direction of farm management, assign tasks and monitor crop production operations. Train workers in techniques such as planting, cultivating, or harvesting and in use of safety measures. Train workers in safe equipment operation. Take directions from managers on work schedules, production requirements, and conditions of equipment and supplies. Maintain details of personnel actions. Operate employer's electronic time keeping system. First-line supervisors do not have direct hiring or firing authority, but may be asked by farm management to give warnings or take disciplinary action against works for safety or work rule violations.

The duties of a First-Line Supervisor also entail the following:

Confirm that each Crew Supervisor is performing their assigned duties; if there is no Crew Supervisor present, the Crew Manager will perform the Crew Supervisor duties. Know or find out what the next jobs are for the crews/workers in advance of completion of current job. Arrange for crews and/or workers to move from location to location. Make sure all supplies and tools to perform current and future jobs are adequately available, to prevent work stoppage. Observe quality and quantity of work performed by crews and/or workers. Must be in the field with each crew or group of workers at least two times per day. Bring forward concerns of the crew/s and/or workers to the Director of Horticulture (Bob Lacomb).

Recruit and hire workers, perform disciplinary action, and if necessary, termination of Crew Supervisors and/or workers. The Crew Manager is highly encouraged to help find ways to increase efficiency in the farm. ADS: Help to solve any discrepancies with locations, tasks performed, and time worked. Assist the Agricultural Equipment Operator Manager (Mike Norton) as needed with tasks such as: spraying (help determine where workers are, translate questions), trucking (communicate updates about where crew are picking), and emergencies (break downs, stuck equipment, accidents). Translation for other managers and supervisors.

Use, possession, transfer, offer, sale or manufacture of marijuana and/or controlled substances strictly prohibited.

Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses may transport other workers to-and-from Fowler Brothers provided housing directly to worksites occasionally and transporting workers around Fowler Brothers' farm during the workday and possibly carrying equipment/supplies and this may involve the worker(s) operating the vehicles across public roads in order to reach the other farm properties to perform their work. Workers are driving multi-purpose vehicles that have a capacity of less than 13 tons, require a standard driver's license to operate, may be used on or off farm by the workers (e.g., drive to the grocery store, bank, etc. at their discretion).


  • Requires 12 months of verifiable prior experience working in an orchard, performing described tasks.
  • Workers must be able to lift/carry 60 pounds.
  • Exposure to extreme temps.
  • Repetitive movements, extensive walking, extensive pushing/pulling & frequent stooping.
  • Alcohol & drug screen after accident at work, at employer expense.
  • Saturday work required.
  • English-Spanish Bilingual

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.