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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Sowega Cotton Gin & Warehouse, LLC (Petition 2)

Climax, GA

$11.99 per hour


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Ginner/Press-Workers must be able to monitor and adjust equipment and controls. Some controls maybe touch screen controls. Maintain machinery and equipment to ensure that it is clean and in safe working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust or repair when necessary, using hand and power tools while being 30 feet in the air. Must not be afraid of heights. Replace defective parts components or systems. Prepare trucks for hauling according to Federal and State regulations. Worker must be able to walk, bend and sit for long period of times. Work is done in all kinds of weather (from extreme heat, rain and extreme cold). Hauling time may vary due to the availability of crop, weather conditions, mechanical issues etc. Forklift- Workers must have 3 months experience in operating tractor and driving a forklift with bale clamps. Workers will check and maintain proper fluid levels and refill propane tanks. Workers may also operate tractors and loaders. * Safety training for use of farm equipment and tractors will be provided. To ensure the safety of all employees, those interested in operating machinery must be able to communicate with and adequately follow instructions given by management. Management reserves the right to restrict employees from operational duties who do not show proficiency to effectively communicate with management and may therefore place other employees’ safety in risk. ** ** The ability of an employee to safely operate machinery will be left to the discretion of management. In case of wreck and/or work-related injuries, Workman's Comp will require worker to be drug tested. All drug testing will occur at employer’s expense. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules & ability to follow supervisor instructions.
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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Applicants must be 18 years or older. Employer may conduct background checks on all new applicants for employment. Valid Drivers License required if asked to drive vehicles. Workers may be required to workday and/or night shift. Work begins at assigned time depending on what shift, day, or night. Employer may request but cannot require workers to work on their Sabbath. Workers must not have any physical limitations that would prevent them from climbing up or down stairs and/or ladders. Workers must be able to work all day standing up. Workers should expect periods of little/no work during harvesting time. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Workers must have multi- limb coordination ability while standing and walking for long periods. Workers will make repetitive movements, extensive sitting, walking, lifting, repetitive movements, pushing and pulling, and stooping. The workers will need to be able to do some heavy lifting.
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7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sowega Cotton Gin & Warehouse, LLC (Petition 2)
Climax, GA 39834
Telephone Number:


1048 Old Pelham Road, Climax, GA 39834

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