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Agricultural Equipment Operator

St. Mary Sugar Cooperative, Inc.

Jeanerette, LA

$12.45 per hour


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Job Description

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Job duties include operating equipment to harvest/haul sugarcane from fields to mill; perform manual labor to assist in harvesting/unloading sugarcane; repair/maintain farm vehicles, implements, mechanical equipment and trucks; 2 months previous experience of operating sugarcane harvest equipment or cane transport equipment required; job involves extensive sitting, exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, and frequent stooping; must be able to lift 50 lbs.; travel is required to and from field locations; transportation is provided; drug screening may be required upon hire and randomly (paid for by employer). Bonus may be paid at the end of contract at the discretion of the employer. Base hours offered is 40 hours; overtime hours are usually offered during plentiful season and may include an additional 10-40 hours of overtime work depending on the nature of the season; higher wage may be paid based on experience. Daily schedule includes one unpaid lunch hour. Las tareas laborales incluyen operar equipo para cosechar / transportar caña de azúcar de los campos al molino; realizar trabajos manuales para ayudar en la cosecha / descarga de caña de azúcar; reparar/mantener vehículos agrícolas, implementos, equipos mecánicos y camiones; 2 meses de experiencia previa en la operación de equipos de cosecha de caña de azúcar o equipos de transporte de caña requeridos; el trabajo implica estar sentado durante mucho tiempo, exposición a temperaturas extremas, movimientos repetitivos y agacharse con frecuencia; debe ser capaz de levantar 50 libras; se requieren viajes hacia y desde las ubicaciones sobre el terreno; se proporciona transporte; la detección de drogas puede ser requerida al momento de la contratación y al azar (pagada por el empleador). El bono puede pagarse al final del contrato a discreción del empleador. El horario base ofrecido es de 40 horas; las horas extras generalmente se ofrecen durante la temporada abundante y pueden incluir 10-40 horas adicionales de trabajo de horas extras dependiendo de la naturaleza de la temporada; se puede pagar un salario más alto en función de la experiencia. El horario diario incluye una hora de almuerzo no pagada.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Job Requirements

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None. Ninguno.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
St. Mary Sugar Cooperative, Inc.
Jeanerette, LA 70544
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20056 LA Highway 182 + farmland within a 5 mile radius, Jeanerette, LA 70544

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