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This job requires a minimum of 12 months of verifiable prior experience driving/servicing 10-wheel, straight-frame field trucks. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency.
Worker will drive 10-wheel, straight-frame field truck to/from specified destinations within area of intended employment; maneuver trucks into and out of loading and unloading positions. Operator will perform duties in both on-road (paved) and off-road conditions. Worker must possess the ability to successfully operate in rough and adverse off-road conditions and ability to drive truck underneath the harvester boom safely, as instructed by the harvester operator. Worker must possess the ability to read a map, understand directions, use GPS and successfully navigate to a specific location; regularly climb up and down, on, into and out of truck; complete pre-trip and post-trip inspection and paperwork on trucks; perform all preventive maintenance duties to assigned fleet vehicle, as well as assist with reactive maintenance on assigned fleet vehicle. Operator is responsible for daily, weekly and monthly surface and deep cleanings of assigned fleet vehicle, including exterior, chassis, engine area and cargo carrying box. Worker may also operate pull tractor and tillage implements; and will operate hosteling truck to jockey trailers from loading lines for filling and weighing purposes.
Worker will operate a forklift and will drive the bus into which watermelons are loaded in the field for transport to the packing shed.
Employer requires that a successful applicant possess a valid driver’s license , or equivalent, as a condition of employment. Workers must maintain a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record throughout employment and comply with applicable requirements of the United States Department of Transportation regulations. A clean driving record has no disqualifying factors under applicable law or under employer’s motor vehicle insurance policy. Examples of disqualifying factors include, but are not limited to, conviction for driving under the influence, driving while impaired or the occurrence of a serious at-fault accident.
Must be able to complete, with supervisor's assistance, employer's and USDOT-mandated forms, including work, field, vehicle inspection and mileage records in English and perform basic arithmetic calculations as required. Drivers will be responsible for execution of all daily pre-trip and post-trip inspection and paperwork on trucks and will be responsible for ensuring trucks are “fit for duty” at all times. Drivers will maintain all maintenance records, and will be responsible for completing a weekly timesheet “timecard” and submitting to the Farm Manager.
As required by law, employer complies with all applicable laws and regulations related to motor carrier safety, including those promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation. Using the services of a third party, employer uniformly conducts a motor vehicle records check as part of the hiring process. The motor vehicle records check assesses whether the applicant has a clean driving record and whether he is legally entitled to operate motor vehicles in the United States.
Service machinery, trucks. Make in-field repairs. Service/repairs includes but is not limited to: lubricating grease points; inspecting and maintaining fluid levels, tire air pressures, belt and conveyer chain tensions, radiator and filter function, and brake performance; removing and replacing tires, wheels, bearings, belts, wear parts, filters, brake shoes, wheel seals, suspension parts, lights and lenses and chain or chain links.
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- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators