- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- 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