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Equipment Operator

Grant 4-D Farms, LLC

Rupert, ID

$14.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:

Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production and harvest of alfalfa, barley, corn, potatoes, sugar beets, onions and wheat. Duties will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments/repairs on farm machinery; drive, load/unload trucks; remove rocks from field and rows in front of harvesting equipment; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance. 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; carry gas and maintenance supplies through fields; lift/adjust sections of wheel lines weighing 75 lbs. to maintain proper alignment and course; adjust rotational position for proper irrigation; disassemble lines to maintain/clean gaskets and drains; maintain wheel lines. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system; repair/replace flat or inoperable tires/drivelines/gear boxes; maintain pivot tracks as needed with shovel; maintain pivot. 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 Harvesting of Potatoes will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to: remove rocks from rows in front of harvesting equipment; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance.
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

Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/harvest work and driving 10-wheel truck. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads will be required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Grant 4-D Farms, LLC
Rupert, ID 83350
Telephone Number:


230 East 100 South, Rupert, ID 83350

Job Order Details

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Multiple Worksites:
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted: