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Agricultural Equipment Operators/mechanics

Florida Growers Association, Inc.

Lake Placid, FL

$12.41 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Equipment operator mechanics service and repair agricultural equipment used to haul citrus, vegetables and other agricultural commodities from the fixed-site agricultural properties of the Association's Growers/Members on a seasonal basis and during harvest season. Employees must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a mechanic shop environment; walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach and twist, push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds; operate assigned vehicles and equipment and verbally communicate information. Monday through Saturday, 40 hours per week. Workers will work 7AM to 3PM. Workers may be requested to submit to a background check and random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-offer/pre-employment and is not part of the interview process. Work Environment: Primarily in a shop environment, occasional field environment with some travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces or terrain. Essential Functions and Basic Duties: Following the supervisors instructions, the mechanics will diagnose, repair and overhaul engines, transmissions, components, electrical and fuel systems, etc. for various powered and rolling equipment such as cars, trucks, buses, farm equipment and generators. The workers will maintain appropriate service and repair records. All mechanics will work only for the employer listed in the ETA 790. The work will consist only on equipment and on worksites owned and/or controlled by the employer. 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 workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools. Daily job assignments will be made by, and at the sole discretion of, the Company Farm Managers as the progression of the growing season dictates. Workers must perform the assigned work as described in ETA 790, and work at the assigned Company locations. Workers may not switch work at Company locations without specific authorization of the Farm manager. At the direction of the Farm Manager and/or Supervisor workers may be re-assigned to different farm locations within the company at various times of the work day and/or on different days. Employer will provide tools, equipment, harvest materials, protective clothing, including gloves, where required to perform all job specifications at no cost to the worker. The reasonable repair or replacement cost of tools or equipment assigned to the worker may be deducted from the workers paycheck for willful damage or loss of such tool or equipment. Non-workers will not be permitted at the work sites or on company property without permission from the employer. Importantly, no non-working minor children under the age of 18 shall be present at the work site, or left unattended in vehicles at the worksite during the day. Workers arriving at the worksite with non-working minor children or other non-workers will be sent home.
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:
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Criminal background checks and drug testing: Florida Growers Association may conduct criminal background checks and/or drug/alcohol testing at the employer's expense on all new applicants post-employment. Failure to pass criminal background check and/or drug/alcohol screening is grounds for termination.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Florida Growers Association, Inc.
Labelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:


Premier Citrus Management 4096 SR 70 East, Lake Placid, FL 33852

Job Order Details

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