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Schwab Farm, LLC Agricultural Equipment Operators in Gasport, New York

4 Fulltime Seasonal H-2A jobs available 03/15/2024 - 11/05/2024.

Operate trucks or other multi purpose vehicles to transport workers from housing whether on or off farm to the farm properties, haul tools, supplies, or crops, transport workers from place to place around the farm properties during the workday including on public roads to reach farmers fields and or transport workers to the grocery store, or bank on an as needed basis. Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities. Not all workers are requested to drive; drivers will be required to possess a valid operators license. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a class D license.

Manually prune, plant, cultivate, & harvest fruit & vegetables such as; apples, pears, plums, prunes, berries, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, beans & corn. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops. Construct trellises. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. After 4 days of training/break in period employer will expect worker to pick at least 100 bu boxes per day of fresh market fruit. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising shall not exceed 1% as defined in the US standard for grades. Workers instructed to selectively pick mature fruit according to size, color & other USDA standards. Workers must be physically able to pick tree fruit, most of which is done from ladders, with lower branches being picked from the ground. Picked fruit is placed in a metal-framed canvas covered picking bucket with canvas straps that slip over the head and rest on the shoulders. Filled bucket, weighing up to 60 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20 bushel boxes. Worker required to handle ladders up to 24 long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be physically able to lift up to 60 lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order.

Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described.
  • Must be physically able to lift up to 60 pounds on a consistent basis throughout the day.
  • Repetitive movements, extensive pulling, extensive walking, and frequent stooping.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Employer provides 4 days of training for worker to reach production standards.

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 DOCE@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.

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