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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agricultural Equipment Operators

NIGHTINGALE FARM

MARLBORO, NY

$17.80 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18609217192
Email address to Apply:
NIGHTINGALEFARM.DAN@GMAIL.COM

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
4
Job Duties:
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 farmer’s 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 vegetables, fruits & field crops such as but not limited to peaches, currants, gooseberries, cherries, plums, apples, pears, grapes, apricots & quince. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, & knives. Duties include tilling soil & applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, pruning crops, leaf pulling, canopy opening and vine training. . Identify plants, pests, & weeds to determine the selection & application of pesticides & fertilizers. Apply non-restricted fertilizers to crops, cleaning, packing and loading harvested products. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, & self-propelled machinery to plow, mow, harrow & fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, & harvest crops. Repair & maintain farm vehicles, implements & mechanical equipment. Construct trellises; repair fences & farm buildings. Set up & operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Harvest fruits & vegetables by hand. Pick apples for fresh marketing and/or processing. Inform farmers or farm manager of crop progress. Record information about crops, such as pesticides use, yields or costs. All fruit to be handled with care to avoid bruising. Fruit injured by bruising, not to exceed 4%. Workers instructed to selectively pick mature fruit and vegetables 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 buckets weighing up to 40 lbs. is emptied into bulk bins with a capacity equal to 20-bushel boxes. Workers required to handle ladders up to 24? long and weighing about 2 lbs per foot. Must be physically able to lift up to 75 lbs on a consistent basis throughout the work day. Employer may conduct/require random illegal drug or alcohol tests at employer?s expense after hiring, for the safety of themselves and others as they will be operating machinery. Failure to comply with request or testing positive for illegal drugs will result in termination. Due to health & safety concerns relating to pesticide application & the operation of equipment on our 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.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
The employer will not guarantee to pay the workers a bonus but reserves the right, at the employers sole discretion, to offer a bonus or to pay an hourly wage rate in excess of the highest applicable rate stated above based on longevity of tenure or exceptional job performance.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
NIGHTINGALE FARM
Company Name:
6 NIGHTINGALE ROAD LLC
Location:
MARLBORO, NY 12542
Telephone Number:
+18609217192

Worksite

Address:
40 MOUNTAIN ROAD, MARLBORO, NY 12542

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24032-686643
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/15/2024

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