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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Nature's Green, Inc.

Belle Glade, FL

$12.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15619930252
Web address to Apply:
www.employflorida.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
16
Job Duties:
All workers will be required to operate and maintain farm machinery utilized in lettuce production to include: GPS steering assisted tractors, electronic driven seeders with variable speed motors, liquid storage tank and hydraulic motors, irrigation pumps with chlorine injection systems, irrigation pumps for flood irrigation, spray tractors with on board computer for field and crop row identification, sprayer controls of volume, pressure, and individual spray nozzle aperture, sophisticated crop protection netting equipment and custom-made lettuce harvesters with hydrostatic driven and computer controlled capabilities. In addition to utilizing onboard tractor computers, by selecting programs, inputting field data, modify operational parameters and execute commands. Each worker should understand the concepts of tractor speed, land area, pressure, and volume of liquids in spraying systems. Agricultural Equipment Operates will assist a team of workers on the correct operation of specialized farm machinery that is used to plant, irrigate, fertilize, spray, maintain, install, and remove vertical frog prevention net and crop protective netting with metal supports and harvest lettuce. Calibrate, maintain, and adjust custom-made farming equipment. Adjust lettuce production equipment to include lettuce harvesters cutting head, speeds of cutters, blowers, and conveyors according to type, height, weight, and condition of the lettuce harvested, and contour of the terrain. Install, maintain, and operate high-pressure water pumps and sprinkler irrigation systems. Operate and maintain large water pumps for flood irrigation, weed control, and soil conservation. Workers must perform all task required for the establishment, maintenance, and irrigation of cover crops, such as land preparation, seeding, weed control, and flood irrigation while participating in soil conservation and erosion control practices. Evaluations will be performed in collaboration with a supervisor of the fields condition to determine the equipment required to perform all task to include land preparation, seeding, irrigation, spraying, protective net installation with metal support and daily harvest. The workers will coordinate equipment use in the fields. Ensure the farming machinery under their responsibility are in good condition, and verify daily inspection sheets. Workers will confirm that the designated personnel make minor repairs, and report all problematic situations to supervisors. Clean and check machinery prior to use or storage. Disassemble or assemble farm machinery and equipment as required at the beginning or end of the season. Pack, crate, load, and unload farm machinery and equipment as required for storage or transport to another farm for use when seasonal lettuce production in Florida is not possible. While following good agricultural practices and safe working practices. The use of personal protective equipment is required by employer.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Three (3) months of Agricultural Equipment Operation experience is required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Nature's Green, Inc.
Location:
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Telephone Number:
+15619930252

Worksite

Address:
5480 Browns Farm Road, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22227-415843
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/23/2022

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