- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of grain, alfalfa, and potatoes. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation.
General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach, and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks including 10 wheel and/or semi-trucks and 2 or 3 axle trucks; backup trucks in tight maneuvering conditions; climb in and out of tall trucks and various truck beds and or trailers several times a day; operate telehandler with bale fork; operate tractors/ trucks to load/unload products; work with augers, gas motors, generators and electrical cords; watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure machine is working properly; adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions; keep trucks in working order by performing small repairs and conducting daily general maintenance duties on mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment; report truck problems to farm mechanic; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties.
Irrigation duties will include the following:
Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis.
Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals.
Pivots: operate, maintain, and repair system.
Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair, and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service, and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.
Duties related to the Cutting/Sorting of Seed Potatoes will include the following: use knife to cut potato into sections; place potatoes on machine that cuts potatoes into sections; push button to start machinery; tend/monitor machine to ensure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; report malfunctions; general cleanup.
Duties related to the Harvesting of Potatoes will include the following: remove rocks from rows in front of harvesting equipment; discard diseased/rotting product, rocks, and foreign matter; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators