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- All the tasks in this job description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day at the sole judgement of the employer. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment to (i) prepare agricultural ground and seed beds for row crop vegetable production and rotational forage crops, and (ii) plant, grow, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest row vegetable crops. Ground preparation includes ground leveling, disking fields, ripping fields, using land planes, and chisel plowing fields. Bed preparation for row crop vegetable production includes listing, mulching, and seed bed preparation. Workers will be required to apply fertilizers and chemicals with farm equipment, such as spray rigs, as necessary to grow the crop. Workers may also be required to move, install, or remove irrigation equipment, such as pipe and drip tape, incidental to the preparation of agricultural land and the harvest of vegetable crops. Workers may transport crops and farm equipment between growing sites and to storage. May include operating sanitation equipment and driving between growing sites for servicing. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Agricultural Equipment Operators, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2091.
Specific instructions and close supervision will be provided by the farm owner and/or supervisor designated by the grower. Workers will be expected to perform their duties in a timely and proficient manner and will have close supervision to insure adherence to instructions. Work will be closely monitored and reviewed for quality.
Worker may never ride on agricultural equipment not designed for work related riding purposes or any other non-passenger intended equipment unless instructed and authorized by the employer or supervisor to do so. All work related injuries must be immediately reported to the crew leader, foreman, or supervisor. If requested, worker must sign a document weekly to confirm whether or not they have been injured and other work related information. Worker may not engage in horseplay or other disruptive or discourteous behavior at work, in housing or while riding on employer provided transportation. Workers must treat fellow employees and their foremen/supervisor with courtesy and follow their directions/instructions. Workers must comply with attached work rules and other lawful job related work requirements as disclosed. The employer will provide without charge to the worker the tools, supplies and equipment necessary to perform the job duties. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return property of the employer or due to such workers wilful damage or destruction of such property.
Work may be performed during light rain and in windy conditions and in temperatures ranging from 100 degrees to 20 degrees F. Field work is very dusty. Workers will be seated while operating equipment for long periods of time. worker must possess requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the farming process throughout the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities for which they were hired. Workers must be able to lift 50 lbs continually throughout the work day. Workers will supply their own work clothes. Job specifications can change from time to time during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each days work. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. Job specifications can change from time to time during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each days work.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators