LynOaken Farms Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers in Lyndonville, New York
4 Full Time Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 5/27/23- 11/12/23.
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity.
The following description of job activities applies to apples, peaches, grapes, plums, apricots and cherries: Workers will perform various tasks involved in the planting, cultivation (pruning and thinning) and harvesting fruit according to supervisor's instructions. Workers will till soil, plant stock, and do pruning activities using a variety of tools. Workers will aid in irrigation duties. Will aid in minor repair of wooden fruit containers. Workers will harvest fruit according to color, size, and degree of maturity as specified by supervisor and place into 3/4 bushel baskets taking the extra time, care, and effort not to bruise or scar the fruit.
Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from an 8 or 16 foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 40 lbs. is then gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Field bin volume may be checked and determined by weight on state certified scales. Workers are required to stay on their assigned row unless directed by a supervisor to change, or to help someone sporadically. Picking units will be kept free of limbs, leaves or mushy fruit. Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor.
Harvest Productivity Standards: Workers must maintain a 5% or better bruising rate.
- Must have a minimum of 2 months of experience in the tasks described.
- Driver Requirements
- Random drug testing post hire at employer expense
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Extensive pushing, pulling, extensive walking, frequent stooping
- Lifting requirement of 40 lbs.
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.