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Black Walnut Processor

At 590 State Route 14, Penn Yan, NY, Black Squirrel Farms is collecting, processing and selling the wild black walnuts growing on our land and walnuts grown by others. We are seeking part-time help to run these operations. Black walnut processing duties include gathering fallen walnuts with a nut roller, husking walnuts using equipment located onsite, drying walnuts and moving them to cold storage. Duties may include driving a mower, driving a car to dispose of trash and other site maintenance tasks. Therefore while Tyler Seneca Land and Cattle, LLC (doing business in Yates County, NY as Black Squirrel Farms) is non-discriminatory based on age, race or gender, successful applicants must be occupationally qualified to perform the duties of the job.  

Applicants unable to produce the legally required information listed below before starting work will not be considered.

  • Driver’s license
  • Name (first, middle initial, last)
  • Address (street, city, state, and ZIP code)
  • Social Security Number
  • Completed Federal form I-9

Applicants are requested to be supportive of a pre-hire background check, provide one or more references and provide verification of past or current employment if requested.

Hourly wage is $15.00/hr.  There are no guaranteed minimum weekly hours as the level of support needed fluctuates. Estimated hours are 10-12 hours/wk through mid-November. Hours are extremely flexible due to the nature of the work and will be negotiated on a weekly basis. This role concludes at the end of calendar year 2021 with no guarantee of continuity.  However, this role may be voluntarily continued based on business opportunities and conditions at the time and the interest of both parties. Violation of safety policy is not tolerated and grounds for dismissal.

If you are interested in this role, complete our indication of interest and initial screening survey by Sept 10.  Access to this preemployment survey will be closed if the response has been determined sufficient to fill all available roles.