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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Florida Growers Association, Inc. - SC #1

LaBelle, FL

$12.41 per hour


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The Agricultural Equipment Operator essential work activity involves loading and transport of the highly perishable sugarcane crop. Once the raw sugarcane crop is cut, the sugarcane stalks are severed from their roots by a self-powered mechanical harvesting machine, the sugarcane is mechanically deposited into the field cart and transport by the equipment operator to a designated location on the farm. Equipment operators will operate from field to field and farm to farm as sugarcane is progressively harvested on the property. There are multiple loading stations on the property that serve as concentration points. Before moving the assigned tractor on the farm, the operator will complete a pre-trip inspection of the tractor, wagons, harvester, and other equipment used in the process of harvesting sugarcane. The inspection will include checking engine fluid, checking brakes/tires, and fueling equipment. The operator is required to complete each step of the transportation process from the in-field loading station through the off-loading locations on the farm’s closest available concentration point as directed by the supervisor. The agricultural equipment operator will complete multiple essential steps in the on-farm work of harvesting the sugarcane crop. General requirements: Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Determining causes of operating errors and deciphering resolutions. Giving full attention to duites. Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining maintenance as needed. Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Repairing machines or systems used. Have the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions. The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. The ability to see details at a distance. Other general duties include the following: operation of harvesters, payloaders (wheel loader), loading ramp, dumping cable, bulldozer, drive, attach, and operate farm trucks and trailers including those fitted with road dust control equipment, burn tanks, drip torches, parts trailers, fuel tanks and water tanks that are integral to the work of timely and efficiently loading, moving and off-loading harvested sugarcane, a perishable agricultural crop, from the growing field directly to the closest available field concentration point on the farm. General Farm Work: shoveling, hoeing, cleaning in and around loading stations. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools, including but not limited to hoes, shovels and rakes. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Operate pressure washer and air compressor. Clean harvesting equipment as needed. This will not comprise greater than ten percent of the workers time.
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.

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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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7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

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Florida Growers Association, Inc. - SC #1
LaBelle, FL 33935
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A. Duda & Sons, Inc. 26°38'15.80"N 81°27'45.99"W, LaBelle, FL 33935

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