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Farm Equipment Operator

Chile River Inc.

Deming, NM

$14.79 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Equipment Operator Assist Manager with operating packing equipment. Will be trained on machine operation, watch machinery operate and trouble shoot when machine stops operating. Assist shed manager with operation and repairs to shed equipment and ensure equipment is operating efficiently. Perform daily equipment inspections by checking off equipment pieces listed for wear and tear, need for lubricants, identify parts that need to be replaced or repaired. Sort onions using hands and pick out onions that do not meet customer quality. Sweep using hand broom and clean as directed by manager at onion packing facility. Label packages using hand to apply to package. Operate forklift to transport pallets of onions, empty/full produce bins, load/unload produce bins and load finished onion pallets on semi-trailers. Must have 6 months experience operating forklifts and do daily maintenance and repairs as directed by manager. Must be physically able to climb up equipment ladder on tractor and forklifts. Have at least 6 months to one year of working knowledge of farm equipment and implements to operate correctly and safely. Must maintain equipment in proper working condition by doing daily maintenance and repairs as directed by farm manager. Wash, repair and weld broken produce bins. Use a power washer, brush and soap to clean produce bins. Wet bins with power washer and use brush with soap to scrub inside and out of bin, rinse off with power washer. Repair bins by operating a welder to melt plastic on bins, use small grinder to grind edges evenly to prep for plastic weld. Must have valid driver’s license to operate farm vehicles and travel to farms. Transport H2A workers to work locations using company vans. Field Harvester Hoe, weed, thin, plant crops and clean fields. Using a hoe walk thru fields and cut weeds, weed crops while riding on machinery by adjusting levers to cut weeds. Thin crops by walking thru field and cutting excess plants. Plant crops by walking in field, bending down and place plant in predrilled holes in dirt. May also ride on machinery and place plants in wheel to be planted. May assist with vegetable harvest as needed. Hand pick chile peppers, use hand to pick chile peppers and place into bucket and dump into bin. Hand pick onion, pull onion from ground, use scissors to cut off tops and roots, place into buckets and dump into onion bins.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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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Special Requirements:
Worker may be required to take a drug test at no cost to the worker. A drug test will be conducted after hire at employers expense in case of accident or unsafe behavior while on the job. 6 months VERIFIABLE experience for equipment operators Valid class D license for vehicle drivers
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Chile River Inc.
Salem, NM 87941
Telephone Number:


8275 NM 377 & 8285 Country Club Road, SE, Deming, NM 88030

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
bin Onion and $1.10/bucket Chile
Date Posted: