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- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Fruit Trees: Primary job will be harvesting fruit trees and small fruit. Secondary work will be pruning, planting, fertilizing, staking, cultivating, suckering, watering, training, hand thinning, and other general care associated with fruit trees and small fruits. Worker may perform any combination of the following duties: cultivating and otherwise participating in horticultural duties, loading and unloading plants and trees onto trucks, trailers, and wagons. Hauling and spreading topsoil, fertilizer, and other materials to condition land, dig, take, and screen soil. Plant, spray, weed, and water plants, shrubs, and trees. May plant trees and plants in containers or in the ground. All equipment is provided by contractor, e.g. ladder, pruners, loppers, etc.
Nursery Work: Primary job will be propagation of nursery trees, including grafting, budding, and tryping. Secondary work may include cultivating, suckering, stripping, seeding, thinning, weeding, placement & removal of tree clips on buds, planting, pruning, digging, sorting, grading, watering, and other general care associated with propagation and production of nursery trees. All equipment is provided by contractor, e.g. pruners, knifes, ties, etc.
Planting/Cultivating/Harvesting Fruits: Workers may plant by hand, pick berries from plants, and carry containers and place along rows for collection. May be identified with tasks performed, such as picking, cutting, bunching, and washing with harvested crops such as apricots, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, apples, blueberries, pears, grapes, quince, etc. Workers will perform all duties to promote market quality development of crops.
Other Related Duties: Workers may chop weeds from plants with a hoe, apply side dressing to tree wounds, drain fields, prepare land for planting, maintenance of tools and equipment and other work that is directly related to the crop and activities for which the worker is hired. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities stated above. General farm upkeep and maintenance such as painting, fixing, cleaning, and organizing out building and equipment. Some workers may be responsible stacking produce on pallets. Some workers are responsible for picking fresh fruit. The fruit goes straight to the customer and is not sorted first and is expected to be good quality.
The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, a one month experience in this type of work is required The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker’s willful damage or destruction of the tools.
Employees may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer’s control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season. If workers request a leave of absence during the contract period, the hours will be deducted from the hours offered under the ETA 790A for the purposes of the three-quarter guarantee.
A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the H-2A worker no later than the time at which the worker applies for the Visa, or to a worker in corresponding employment, no later than on the day work commences. For an H-2A worker going from an H-2A employer to a subsequent H-2A employer, a copy of the contract will be provided no later than the time an offer of employment is made by the subsequent H-2A employer.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse