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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Peri & Sons Farms of California, LLC

Firebaugh, CA

$17.51 per hour


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Job Description

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All the tasks in this job description constitute one job, however the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day at the sole judgment of the employer. Crop: Onion. Workers will be required to operate agricultural packing equipment to meet operational requirements of daily production schedules. Workers will guide product on conveyors to regulate flow through machines; load and unload product manually or using conveyors, forklifts, or transfer augers; manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust machinery; and weigh and track all product and packaging as directed. Workers will need to check all packages for correct dates, codes, weights and cut lines. Workers may be required to add empty bags to bagger machines, remove full bags from machines, manually cinch and tie the bags, lift bag to a conveyor belt (approximately 4 to 18 from ground level). Workers may also be required to work with a box line machine. This will require the worker to place empty boxes on the machine and then fold close and remove the box from the machine. Workers are responsible for operating a powered industrial forklift to handle, load and unload product, materials and deliveries. The worker is also responsible for moving product to and from storage areas, machines, and loading docks into trucks and/or storage facilities as directed. Workers must follow loading instructions precisely for various drop locations. Workers must transport product and or materials to and from designated areas in the facility; locate finished product pallets or crates around the storage facility as directed; load products in the correct storage bays and or locations as directed, to ensure efficient inventory control; ensure that product and/or packaging is not damaged by the forklift; perform daily equipment checks to make sure it remains in good working condition; and notify the appropriate individuals of any discrepancy and or concerns in a timely manner to prevent a disruption of loading. Workers may transport crops and farm equipment between growing sites and to storage. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Agricultural Equipment Operators, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2091.
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

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Must have 60 days verifiable experience in packing machinery operation, forklift operation or stacking with respect to onions and some experience in general agricultural labor practices. Employees may be requested post-hire to take drug and alcohol tests at the expense of Peri & Sons Farms at no cost to the worker. Drug and alcohol testing may also take place in the event an accident or incident occurs that warrants testing per the company policy. Failure to comply with the request of the company may result in immediate termination.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
3:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Peri & Sons Farms of California, LLC
Yerington, NV 89447
Telephone Number:


48845 W. Nees Ave., Firebaugh, CA 93622

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