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Agricultural Equipment Operator

W&S Farms

Windsor, NC

$14.91 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. Crops to be harvested: cotton, peanuts, corn, and soybeans. Minimum of 3 months experience required. Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30-90 days of hire. Duties may vary from time to time. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment such tractors equipped with GPS guidance for purposes of tillage and planting during the spring planting season. Workers will also be requested to operate custom application equipment as necessary for the maintenance and prevention of weeds and insects to ensure quality and integrity of the crop. They will also be required to operate equipment with the necessary farm implements attached (i.e., grain cart), as well as operate combines and cotton pickers during the fall harvest season. A basic working knowledge of farm implement maintenance is preferred, with the ability to perform these duties as needed, in a field or shop setting, with little to no supervision. Grain will also be stored in bins, so a working knowledge of operating bins is preferred. 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, mowing and other daily maintenance. Must be able to lift 75lbs. All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the workers. 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. General Specifications and Physical Requirements of the Job Work requires repetitive movements, and the majority of time is spent on ones feet. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. 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 $15.46 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). Due to subsequent employment with another employer who agrees to pay such costs, in which the employer will only pay for the transportation and subsistence to the next job. The amount of the transportation payment will be equal to the most economical and reasonably similar common carrier transportation charges for the distance involved. The employer will not be responsible for providing the cost of return transportation and subsistence from the place of employment to the place of recruitment if the worker voluntarily abandons the job or is terminated for just cause. Free transportation will be provided from the housing location to the worksite and returned each day. No use of beer or liquor is permitted during work time or during any workday before work is completed for the day (such as during meals); workers may not report for work under the influence of beer, liquor or illegal drugs, which includes abuse of prescription drugs prescribed for either the worker or for another person.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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

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Employees will be required to either possess or be able to obtain a valid drivers within 30- 60 days of employment in order to legally operate the vehicle provided by the employer for daily transportation.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
W&S Farms
Windsor, NC 27983
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310 US HWY 13/17 South, Windsor, NC 27983

Job Order Details

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