Dellamano & Associates Agricultural Equipment Operator in Oswego, New York
4 Seasonal Jobs available 6/26/17-11/22/17.
Drive and operate specific farm machines to grow a combination of tree fruits such as asparagus, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, pears and apples. Will drive and/or operate harvesting machines. Will attach implements and drive 75 hp tractors with attached instruments to fields for cultivating, discing, and planting for asparagus, strawberries and blueberries. Will prune, thin or spray trees such as apple, pear, and peach. Will apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Performs light summer pruning and suckering by cutting terminal growth and water sprouts from inside of tree using hand pruner. Thin trees from orchard to eliminate diseased/non-productive trees using chain saw. Will adjust and maintain farm machines.
There will be work that involves excessive bending and/or stooping. Will harvest apples and pears. Apples injured be bruising during picking shall not exceed 1% (WNY) for fresh and 1%(WNY) for processing. Productivity must be at least 6 Bins (120 bushels) fresh market and/or 8 Bins(160 bushels) processing fruit per day. Workers are expected to work at least the number of days and hours specified. Must be able to physically lift up to 80 pounds. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperature may range from 0 to 90+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions.
Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple instructions in English. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employer's expense.
Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 6 months experience in the aforementioned.
Full job order (ETA 790 and Spanish translation of terms and conditions) can be found on the NYSDOL website at http://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a_orders.shtm.