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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Fitzgerald Farms

El Campo, TX

$13.88 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
We operate a rice farm and rice dryer operation. Daily activities include various aspects of tractor work (disc, cultivate, vertical till, land plane). Planting rice, putting in plastics for irrigation control, when rice is old enough we water the rice and check every field twice a day. We always try and stay ahead with preventable maintenance on all pieces of equipment. When rice is mature we will begin the harvest of the rice and bring it to dryers. After harvest we begin land prep for next seasons rotation. Duties will include tractor driving pulling different types of implements (disc, cultivator, vertical till, land plane, roller chopper). Backhoe operation butting up levees cleaning canals with buckets for water flow. During harvest it will be grain carts and combine operations, if candidate can drive an 18-wheeler that is great as well. Maintenance on all types of equipment. When tractors are brought back to barn pressure washing, cleaning cab, and service of all fluids. Rice watering. Minimal lawn maintenance around barns and shops (mowing/ shredding parking pads for harvest, round up fences etc.) Combine and grain cart operation. Help around grain dryers as well, receiving rice from 18 wheelers, daily upkeep for stored rice, and ship rice out when they are ready.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Job Requirements

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Job requires extensive sitting, walking, pushing, pulling, frequent stooping, and repetitive movements. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Employer will conduct post-hire drug testing at no cost to the employee to enforce a drug-free workplace. Failing a drug test will result in termination. Employer will conduct post-hire criminal background checks and will not employ anyone with a violent or theft criminal background at employer's expense. Must have a regular drivers license and a CDL or equivalent or be able to obtain a CDL within 30 days of hire. Job requires 3 months experience operating equipment.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fitzgerald Farms
El Campo, TX 77437
Telephone Number:


1050 CR 469, El Campo, TX 77437

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