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Farm Eq. Mechanic and Service Technician

Vander Schaaf Farms, LLC

Kuna, ID

$14.55 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of corn, alfalfa, triticale, barley, pasture, and livestock. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment maintenance and repairs. Mechanic duties will include the following responsibilities: maintain, repair, service, and overhaul farm vehicles, trucks and machinery such as wheel loaders, tractors, forage harvesters, balers, hay equipment, sprayers, semi trucks and trailers, tillage implement/planting/harvesting equipment and other implements; make minor and some major mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; repair or replace defective parts using hand tools, welding equipment, grinders or saws; inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects or wear; read inspection reports; tune or overhaul engines; clean/lubricate/adjust equipment, parts, and tools; adjust vehicle components according to specifications; disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair; repair defective engines or engine components and worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts; replace motors; fabricate parts, components or new metal parts using drill presses, engine lathes, welding torches and other machine tools (grinders or grinding torches); replace and pack bearings; replace and re-lace belting; repair bent or torn sheet metal; service vehicles to maintain functionality; remove tires; repair axles; repair and replace trailer tarps; test and replace electrical circuits, components, wiring and mechanical equipment using test meters, soldering equipment and hand tools; reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing operation and/or adjustment; install machine or equipment replacement parts; move large objects using heavy equipment; drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for onsite repair of large machinery; read work orders or descriptions of problems to determine repairs or modifications needed; maintain detailed repair or maintenance records; perform general cleanup of farm maintenance and repair areas and a clean rock/weed free work area; trouble-shoot and repair electrical maintenance issues with a variety of equipment used in the production of agricultural commodities (this will involve single and three phase systems that operate at 480 volts or less); repair electric water pumps, system controls, motors and/or other mechanisms relative to proper irrigation of crops; assure proper pump operation; winterize irrigation equipment; maintain and/or repair wiring systems relative to all equipment used in the planting, sorting/handling, harvesting, and packing/storage of agricultural commodities; maintain and update a complete inventory of parts necessary for all production maintenance projects; assure mobile repair vehicles contain adequate parts to allow for normal daily breakdowns; collaborate and communicate with supervisors as to optimal and most efficient scheduling and completion of maintenance and repairs; intermittently perform miscellaneous incidental duties related to general farm work and general cleanup of farm property in the areas around all maintenance and repair locations which may include maintenance of fencing, gates and miscellaneous welding and fabrication needs.
Job Classification:
49-3041.00 - Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

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:
6
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 6 months experience with the applicable job duties. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
54
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Vander Schaaf Farms, LLC
Location:
Kuna, ID 83634
Telephone Number:
+12084951022

Worksite

Address:
5595 South Robinson Rd. (including sites within a 25 mile radius), Kuna, ID 83634

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21322-713950
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
11/29/2021

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