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Ag Equipment Operator

Landus Cooperative

Ida Grove, IA

$18.00 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15158172102
Email address to Apply:
careers@landus.ag

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
18
Job Duties:
Drive company vehicle to transport supplies and transfer products. Elevator operations: - Operate a semi-truck to pick up grain from customer or another location and deliver it to Landus facility. - Operate payloader to assist in pile pickup or loading agronomy equipment - Receive and unload grain operations - Keep facility clean and safe by cleaning grain areas and sweeping floors - Grain train loading operations including opening lids and sealing train cars - Operate a skid loader to clean up debris and grain detritus around the facility - Understand Lock out/tag out for confined space entry - Enter confined space with a full-time employee to clean out bins and boot pits - Assist in tarping grain piles - Operate track mobile - Ability to take inventory Fertilizer and chemical operations: - Apply chemicals, NH3, and fertilizer to fields via sprayer or fertilizer spreader - Haul products via tender trucks to the field or other locations - Fill NH3 nurse tanks during season with another employee - Operate a forklift to move products - Keep facility clean and safe by cleaning agronomy areas and sweeping floors - Ability to take inventory General maintenance of the facility: - Diagnose and perform maintenance on equipment - Ability to learn and run power tools - Grease bearings, conveyors, and check oil in gear boxes - Identify issues or problems, such as when a bearing is bad or a broken wire on hazard monitoring equipment - Operate a lawn mower and weed eater Ability to operate the scale if needed. Employees may operate company owned trucks for transferring grain and fertilizer from farm to co-op and co-op to farm. Workers may drive tractors and operate designated towing vehicles (trucks, pick-ups) for operation of equipment, such as fertilizer tanks and application toolbars, to fertilize crops or transfer grain. Workers will drive vehicles on company business and may transport other workers. Work is done for extended periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 100 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet extended periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity, and extreme temperatures. Temperatures during working hours can range from 20 to over 95 degrees F. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand and comply with safety, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings. Employer will instruct workers in the safety and operation of equipment before use. Workers must operate equipment in a manner that protects operator, visitors, other workers, products, trees, crops, and property. Worker must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license: Class A CDL or equivalent with air brake and double/triple endorsements to permit driving of trucks, with the tanker endorsement and an applicator's license if applicable. Must comply with all applicable requirements of USDOT regulations. Must pass a post-employment road test to gauge driving ability. Employer-paid, post-hire drug testing required.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Workers must have 3 months experience working with agricultural equipment. Worker must have or be able to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license: Class A CDL or equivalent with air brake and double/triple endorsements to permit driving of trucks, with the tanker endorsement and an applicators license if applicable. Must comply with all applicable requirements of USDOT regulations. Must pass a post-employment road test to gauge driving ability. Employer-paid, post-hire drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Landus Cooperative
Location:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Telephone Number:
+15158172102

Worksite

Address:
806 1st St, Ida Grove, IA 51445

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22336-618219
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/16/2022

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