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Farm Equipment Mechanic & Service Technician

Walters & Walters, a Joint Venture

Newdale, ID

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes, wheat, barley, and hay. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. Farm Machinery Maintenance Work will include the following responsibilities: maintenance, repair and overhaul farm vehicles, trucks and machinery. Equipment may include: wheel loaders, tractors, tillage implement/planting/harvesting equipment and other implements when necessary. Repair or replace defective parts, using hand tools, milling and woodworking machines, lathes, welding equipment, grinders or saws; inspect mechanical equipment to locate damage, defects or wear; examine and listen to equipment; read inspection reports; tune or overhaul engines; clean and lubricate equipment, parts or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order to allow proper functioning; adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance; adjust vehicle components according to specifications; disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair; repair defective engines or engine components and worn, damaged or defective mechanical parts; replace motors; fabricate parts, components or new metal parts, using drill presses, engine lathes, welding torches and other machine tools (grinding or grinding torching); replace and pack bearings; replace and re-lace belting; repair bent or torn sheet metal; service vehicles to maintain functionality; repair and replace trailer tarps; test and replace electrical circuits, components, wiring and mechanical equipment using test meters, soldering equipment and hand tools to ensure proper functioning; reassemble machines and equipment following repair, testing operation and making adjustments as necessary; install machine or equipment replacement parts; move large objects using heavy equipment; drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for onsite repair of large machinery. Perform general cleanup of farm maintenance and repair areas and a clean rock/weed free work area. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to cultivate and harvest crops; paint/repair farm structures; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Irrigation duties will include the following: Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system; general maintenance and repairs including changing gear boxes and pivot tires. Maintain farm properties by mowing lawn, pulling weeds or raking and trimming of bushes and trees.
Job Classification:
49-3041.00 - Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 3 months experience with the applicable job duties and at least 1 month of experience specifically with harvest truck driving 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 as driving on public roads may be required and must be insurable. Applicants must be 18 yrs. or older.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Walters & Walters, a Joint Venture
Location:
Newdale, ID 83436
Telephone Number:
+12084584105

Worksite

Address:
2737 East Highway 33 (including fields/worksites in a 10-mile radius), Newdale, ID 83436

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22325-599471
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
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.
Date Posted:
11/23/2022

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