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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Witt's End Farms

Valparaiso, IN

$17.17 per hour


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Job Description

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We farm 3,200 acres of tomatoes, corn, soybeans and pumpkins. We haul all of our tomatoes with our own trucks. We also do excavating on our own farms, cleaning up trees and ditching in the off season. We stay very busy and need employees who are not afraid to work. Employees will operate tractors, skid steer, semi, and truck/trailer to move, transport, load, and unload equipment and farm supplies for in-field and delivery operations. Employees must be able to drive a manual transmission, drive semi on public roads, and inspect semi for things that are wrong (pre trip inspection). Employees must be able to run mower, combine, be willing to learn how to run tomato harvester, operate a ATV and UTV, be able to back trailers in tight places, and be able to navigate on public roads to fields, delivery points and farms. Employees will apply in-season fertilizer or inputs to crops. Employees must know how to work John Deere displays using GPS and control equipment, or be willing to learn. Employees will assist with grain handling, monitoring and operating, e.g. unloading and loading grain into semi's. Employees will need to be able to climb grain structures and grain equipment 120 ft off the ground. Must be able to manually remove rocks for farming areas, manually stack wood, and safely run a chainsaw. Employees must be able to write in English to fill out field tickets, track inventory, and keep record of field operations. Employees will need to be organized, work safely and cautiously, communicate/work well with others, follow instructions, do simple math, problem solve, daily cleaning, and must pass DOT physical. Employees will assist with all aspects of growing these crops, and complete general farm duties as assigned. Employees will need to complete routine repairs and maintenance on equipment and facilities. Employer may provide pay increases for performance and experience at employer’s discretion. Employer may provide performance bonuses at the end of the contract at the employer’s discretion.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Job requires extensive walking, sitting and exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures. Employer will conduct post-hire, random drug tests at no cost to the employee to enforce a drug free workplace policy. Failing a drug test will result in termination. Employer will conduct post-hire criminal background checks at no cost to the employee and will not employ anyone with a felony/theft criminal background. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Job requires a regular drivers license and employee must be able to obtain a CDL or equivalent within 30 days of hire. Require 3 months experience.
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8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Witt's End Farms
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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161 S 75 E, Valparaiso, IN 46383

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