H2A Available Job
Number of Workers Requested: 3
Crops/Commodities: Strawberries and tomatoes. Plant, cultivate, harvest, and maintain produce in a greenhouse operation and other general plant maintenance. Produce includes but is not limited to: strawberries and tomatoes. Lower and clip plants, remove shoots, prune, de-leaf, and harvest crops. Water or irrigate plants. Raise and lower vines. Propagate plants from cuttings. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, brooms, manual pallet jacks, and knives. Plant, interplant, and transplant by hand. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Install drippers and hang hooks. Grading, sort, pack, and weigh product. Stack and de-stack product and supplies. Plant/pot seedlings, fill and label trays, move product to/from greenhouses and/or loading/unloading areas. Clean/maintain work area. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. May use mechanized equipment including but not limited to: transportation carts, automated harvesters, and other power tools/equipment. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with greenhouse maintenance, organization, and repairs. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer’s products, and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Greenhouse work required when plants are wet, or during direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in the greenhouse during working hours may vary. Allergies to honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Work is done in greenhouses for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers), up to 60lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random and upon suspicion, drug testing required. Employer requires all newly hired employees to take and pass an employer-paid background check. All background checks are conducted uniformly after an initial job offer has been extended and accepted by the new hire. Applicants found to have felony convictions (including, but not limited to assault, child molestation, sex or drug-related convictions) will be immediately terminated out of concern for general public safety, and paid for all hours worked between the first date of employment and the date of termination, if any. In the case of a non-local worker who is terminated for cause resulting from findings of the background check, the employer will arrange least-cost transportation to the worker’s place of recruitment, at the worker’s expense. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker’s Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break.
Experience Required: Yes
Months of Experience Required: 3
Special Requirements: This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable agricultural field work experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks in a greenhouse. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random and upon suspicion drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule (Start/End time): 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Company Name: Zordi, Inc
Location: Oakfield, NY 14125
Telephone Number: +14253481094
60 South Pearl St, Oakfield, NY 14125