Tower Family Limited Partnership Farmworker and Laborer in Youngstown, New York
6 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 4/5/19-11/14/19.
The primary crop activity on this farm is the hand harvest of apples, peaches, and pears. Harvesting of fruit and other duties are additional tasks. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is picked from ladders with lower branches picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in metal-framed, canvas-covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. The picking bag, when filled, weighs up to 50 pounds and is emptied into bulk bins with capacity of twenty (20) bushels. Workers are required to handle ladders up to 24' long and weighing about 2 lbs. per foot. Workers may be instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color, and other USDA grade standard factors.
* Must have one month experience in the hand harvest of fresh market fruit.
* Understand basic English
* Lifting requirement of 50 lbs.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Repetitive movements
* Employer will train.
Full job order description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm.