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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Whole Seed Farm LLC

Atkinson, NE

$16.47 per hour


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Preparation for harvest: Wash and sanitize storage totes, clean and sanitize storage bins, prepare and sanitize equipment for agriculture potato harvest, set up potato conveyor and piler line at storage, and collect field samples of potatoes as needed. Need to understand the sanitizing steps necessary for seed protection. Potato harvest job duties in the field: Operate machinery to dig and windrow potatoes, load potatoes from windrow with harvester, drive field truck alongside harvester, operate equipment to remove excess dirt from potatoes prior to loading potatoes on trucks to be driven to storage buildings, clean and sanitize all equipment between seed lots and fields, hand dig potato samples, and move equipment between fields. Potato harvest job duties at storage buildings: Move and set up potato conveyor and piler line, guide potato trucks to potato line, monitor flow of potatoes from trucks onto potato line, remove corn stalks, dirt, rock, rotten potatoes and other debris from potato line, position culverts for ventilation system, monitor potato line to make sure potatoes are not backing up, clean dirt and debris from work area with shovels and brooms and load into wheelbarrow, dump wheelbarrows into skid-steer, empty skid-steer into debris truck and weigh at scale, empty debris truck, ensure all potatoes are removed from equipment and trucks and sanitize equipment between lots and fields, setup and fill large plastic totes for storing potatoes, move totes around with fork lift, move equipment between storages, and collect potato samples off of the line. Job duties for shipping potatoes from storage: Set up potato line and piler, guide trucks to piler, clean and sanitize trucks, line truck bed with wood shavings, remove corn stalks, dirt, rock, rotten potatoes and other debris from potato line, monitor potato line to make sure potatoes are not backing up, and clean work area. Hours worked are dependent on the weather. Harvest stops whenever it is too cold, too hot, or too wet to dig. When weather conditions are favorable more than 8 hours will be worked in a day.
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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See Addendum C
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Whole Seed Farm LLC
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48002 879th Road, Atkinson, NE 68713

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