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Equipment Operator

Thompson Seed Potato, LLC

Alliance, NE

$16.47 per hour


Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:

Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of seed potatoes, potatoes, corn, and alfalfa/hay. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation. Agricultural Equipment Operation duties will include the following: drive, load/unload 10 wheel trucks, semi-trucks and/or 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; maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; operate tractors/trucks to load/unload product; haul product to/from cellars or storage to various fields located on the farm; communicate by use of hand signals for start, stop, speed up or slow down, etc.; place/remove truck tarps; secure load; inspect load to ensure safety and security; keep daily log of products hauled and report daily; transport products in a timely manner; keep trucks in working order; perform small repairs and conduct daily maintenance duties; report malfunctions; operate skid steers/forklifts to move seed potatoes/storage crates in and out of warehouses; operate Spudnik potato handling equipment, including but not limited to, pilers, sorters and conveyors; utilize farm implements/equipment to fix or repair roads/driveways to fields so equipment and trucks can access fields as needed to plant or harvest crop (may require hauling or loading rock to repair roads/driveways). Other duties as assigned may include the following: remove foreign matter, undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; perform general cleanup of farm areas and maintain a clean rock/weed free work area around all farming locations; cleanup/remove all equipment chains; wash/prepare harvest equipment for winter storage; comply with GAP policies and regulations.
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 hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. Employer expressly forbids the use of drugs/alcohol/tobacco at the worksite or in employer provided-housing. Workers are required to comply with posted company workplace and housing rules. Job duties may also require extensive standing.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Thompson Seed Potato, LLC
Alliance, NE 69301
Telephone Number:


6541 Jefferson Road, Alliance, NE 69301

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
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: