- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Farm Equipment Operation: During Field Operations: Workers will be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers must notify supervisor of any mechanical issues. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner, that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination.
Before moving their assigned tractor in the far, the operator will complete a pre-trip inspection of the tractor, including adding engine fluid, changing the oil, checking brakes and tires, and cleaning filters. Once the snap bean is cultivated and sweet corn crop handpicked and deposited into the field cart that is moved by the tractor to a location within the growing field for loading. The operator is not hauling off the farm. They are moving carts by tractor to a location for loading. At the end of the shift, the tractor driver will make sure that the tractor is clean and ready for the next worker
Mechanic: Drive and repair cane harvesters, dump wagons and other mechanized, electrically powered or motor-driven equipment on farms or in farm equipment repair shops. Workers will operate the farm machinery, equipment, and vehicles. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the equipment before driving the equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate equipment, with or without direction, in a manner that protects the operator, visitors, other employees, crops, trees, facilities and equipment. Failure to comply with operating and safety standards may result in termination. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. The equipment workers will be operating and maintaining is expensive and dangerous. Workers are expected to follow the employer’s requests to not only prevent damage to the equipment, but to also prevent injuries to workers. Any equipment damaged by a worker’s failure to follow instructions or damaged due to malice will be charged to the worker. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination.
Perform routine maintenance on the farm equipment. Examine and listen to machines, motors, gasoline and diesel engines and equipment for operational defects and dismantles defective units, using hand-tools. Repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand tools and shop tools.
Replace components, such as carburetors, fuel pumps, generators, ignition points and spark plugs. Reassemble, adjust and lubricate machines and equipment to ensure efficient operation. May install and repair wiring and motors to maintain farm electrical system. May assist other workers in more complex maintenance tasks, such as overhaul of machinery and equipment. May assemble and erect new farm machinery and equipment.
Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or another durable footwear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators