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Agricultural Eq. Op./farmworker/irrigator

Blaine Larsen Farms, Inc.

Dalhart, TX

$13.88 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of corn, grain, hay and potatoes. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: attach, operate and make mechanical adjustments to specialized farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; adjust settings and make appropriate adjustments for various crops and/or moisture conditions; conduct operator level maintenance, including welding and rebuilding, on farm vehicles and equipment; maintain detailed records. Equipment will include: wheel loaders, GPS programmable tractors and yield monitoring equipment for electronic record generation, tillage implement/planting/harvesting equipment including advance technology harvesters, Draper Platforms, Hydraflex Platforms, Rigid Platforms, Belt Pickup Platforms, Corn Heads, yield mapping systems and other implements when necessary. Worker may: mix and/or spray/apply chemicals/fertilizer (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable), set up fertilizer tanks, prepare fertilizer pumps, load/transport fertilizer to pivot tanks, record daily use; remove foreign matter, undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; perform general cleanup of farm areas and maintain a clean rock/weed free work area around all farming locations; spread straw on corners of fields to prevent soil erosion; remove rock from fields and rows in front of harvesting equipment; discard diseased/rotting product/rocks and foreign matter; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; replace/repair fencing; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; drive, load/unload trucks; communicate by use of hand signals for start, stop, speed up or slow down, etc.; drive truck to move raw unfinished product from fields to raw storage facilities or from storage facilities to fields for replanting; assist/oversee preparation of winter field cleanup by burning all vine piles; service and winterize all gears on pivots; tear down/prepare cellar systems for winter storage; cleanup/remove all equipment chains; wash/prepare harvest equipment for winter storage; tarp and enclose all haystacks and selected areas with fences to ensure safety from wild animal exposure. Irrigation duties will include the following: Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system; service pivots and pumps; change sprinkler bird packages. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; observe the movement of wheel sets, ensure motors are working properly and adjust pressure of water flowing through sprinklers; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season; monitor chemical/fertilizer application levels and record daily.
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:
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with the applicable job duties and provide the contact information of at least one reference who can verify experience and performance. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license within 60 days of hire as driving on public roads may be required. Within 60 days of hire applicants must be able to pass pesticide HANDLER and WORKER safety training as required by the Federal Worker Protection Standard and obtain a Handler Verification Card at the employers expense (classroom instruction provided by the employer).
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Blaine Larsen Farms, Inc.
Dalhart, TX 79022
Telephone Number:


12295 County Road 11, Dalhart , TX 79022

Job Order Details

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The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
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