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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Polk Farms

Marvell, AR

$12.45 per hour


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Job Description

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Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by the supervisor. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Minimum of 3 months experience required. Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30-90 days of hire. Workers will be required to operate farm implements such Case tractors with GPS guidance for purposes of tillage and planting during the spring planting season. Workers will also be required to operate implements such as Case or John Deere tractors with the necessary farm implements (i.e., grain cart), as well as Case or John Deere combines and cotton pickers during the fall harvest season. Workers will also be responsible for driving semi-trucks with hopper trailers for transporting grain to elevators, maneuvering grain cart attachments, as well as basic knowledge of farm implement maintenance. During the summer months, day-to-day responsibilities will include manual labor as required to install and maintain irrigation systems (i.e. poly pipe, levee gates, etc.), miscellaneous duties in and around the shop, including but not limited to small tool work, torch welding, machinery repair, and other daily maintenance. General Specifications and Physical Requirements of the Job: The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Workers should expect periods of little/no work during growing time. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. The employer will furnish, without cost, all tools, supplies, or equipment required in the performance of work. Crews will be responsible for vehicles, tools, and equipment assigned to them. Deductions will be taken for lost tools, misuse causing damage, and destruction of tools and equipment. Vehicles must be kept clean and deductions will be made for necessary cleaning, damage due to misuse, and reckless operations. Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. Employer reserves the right to require random drug screening of employees at the employer’s expense. Applicants found to be under the influence of drugs and are unable to provide documentation from a medical professional, will be immediately terminated out of concern for workplace safety, and paid for all hours worked between the first date of employment and the date of termination, if any. In the case of a foreign worker who is terminated for cause resulting from findings of the drug screen, the employer will arrange least-cost transportation to the worker's place of recruitment, at the worker's expense. Proper work attire is required. No personal cell phone usage on the job. Cell phone use should be limited to contact with the supervisor and other employees as necessary to perform job duties. After worker has completed 50% of the work contract period, employer will reimburse worker for the cost of transportation to the place of recruitment. Upon arrival to the place of employment, workers who provide receipts for meals and non-alcoholic beverages in excess of $14.00 will be reimbursed during the first pay period, up to the maximum of $59.00 per 24-hour period of travel from the place of recruitment to the place of employment (if it is the prevailing practice).
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Polk Farms
Marvell, AR 72366
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10038 HWY, Marvell, AR 72366

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