- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Worker will apply specific techniques as instructed by the employer to perform tasks associated with the indoor and outdoor production of ornamental and nursery stock such as, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, plugs, liners, hanging baskets, greenhouse-grown specialty plants, and other horticultural varieties. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to maintenance, repair and upkeep of farm vehicles, trucks, and machinery.
Duties may include the following responsibilities: maintain, repair, service, and overhaul vehicles, trucks, and machinery such as wheel loaders, tractors, tillage implements, skidsteers, golf carts, planting/harvesting equipment, and other implements related to the farm/nursery operation; inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects or wear; tune or overhaul engines; clean/lubricate/adjust equipment, parts, and tools; adjust vehicle components according to specifications; disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair; examine and listen to equipment; repair defective engines or engine components and worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts; replace motors; replace and pack bearings; replace and re-lace belting; repair bent or torn sheet metal; remove/repair/replace tires; repair axles; repair and replace trailer tarps; test and replace electrical circuits, components, wiring and mechanical equipment using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools; reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing, operation, and/or adjustment; install machine or equipment replacement parts; move large objects using heavy equipment; perform general cleanup of farm/nursery maintenance and repair areas and a clean rock/weed free work area; trouble-shoot and repair electrical maintenance issues with a variety of equipment used in the production of agricultural commodities (this will involve single and three phase systems that operate at 480 volts or less); maintain and/or repair wiring systems relative to all equipment used in the planting, sorting/handling, harvesting, and packing/storing of agricultural commodities; maintain and update a complete inventory of parts necessary for all production maintenance projects; assure mobile repair vehicles contain adequate parts to allow for normal daily breakdowns; collaborate and communicate with supervisors as to optimal and most efficient scheduling and completion of maintenance and repairs; intermittently perform miscellaneous incidental duties related to general farm work and general cleanup of farm property in the areas around all maintenance and repair locations which may include maintenance of fencing, gates and miscellaneous welding needs; perform any other duties related to maintaining, repairing, and servicing farm/nursery equipment.
- Job Classification:
- 49-3041.00 - Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians