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Agricultural Equipment Operators

King Ranch Florida Farm, Inc. - II

Estero, FL

$12.41 per hour


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Job Description

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The employee will perform any combination of the following tasks: Prepare soil and growth medium, haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, lime, and other soil conditions on sod grass and turf areas. This does not include work with herbicides/pesticides. The employer only allows licensed managers to work with these products; The worker will dig, rake and screen soil; fill tanks with water and handle irrigation equipment; sow grass seed; cut, roll and stack sod; plant Sod. Workers must operate farm equipment / machinery to mow grass, plot fields, load and unload trucks, forklifts, and sod cutters. When work in sod is not available, the workers may be offered other general agricultural duties associated with sod farming including building and equipment maintenance, repairing fences and similar tasks; plowing, and mowing corn and sugarcane fields; drive water tank tractor to water crops, and on occasion workers may operate other motor equipment. Qualification: - Must have the ability to understand and carry out oral instructions. - Be physical ability to perform various manual tasks. - Be experienced in farm equipment operation. Education - Sufficient to follow oral instructions Job Location and Work Conditions: Work is performed outdoors in various field locations on the farm. The workers will be exposed to all temperature and weather extremes (i.e. heat, rain, wind, cold, and dusty conditions), moving equipment, loud noises, wetness, dust, fumes, and requires walking on soft much and hard and uneven surfaces. Physical Demands: Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. Have the requisite strength to do manual work requiring strenuous physical exertion; e.g. continuous walking, bending, standing, pushing, pulling and lifting. Must be able to lift up to fifty- (50) pounds over distances of ten (10) feet or more. - Must be a team player who is willing to cooperate with others. - - Must be able to accept corrective criticism from supervisor. - The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker's refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker's willful damage or destruction of the tools.
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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The employer may conduct a drug testing and a criminal background check post-employment at the employer's expense.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
King Ranch Florida Farm, Inc. - II
Estero, FL 33928
Telephone Number:


21668 Corkscrew Road, Estero, FL 33928

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