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Equipment Operator/farmworker/irrigator

Yost & Yost Farms, LLC

Bancroft, ID

$15.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay, barley, wheat, and straw. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach, and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery and equipment; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); load sprayers with water and chemicals; spray weeds; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds by hand or with shovels, weedwhackers, etc.; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures/equipment; weld; perform general cleanup of farm areas/buildings/trucks/equipment; swath/rake/bale alfalfa and straw; stack bales; load/unload bales onto/off trailers/trucks; place tarps on hay/straw stacks; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; transport garbage to dumpsite; haul and spread gravel and cinders; drive, load/unload trucks; drive, load/unload 10 wheel and/or semi-trucks and 2 or 3 axle trucks; backup trucks in tight maneuvering condition; climb in and out of tall trucks and various truck beds and or trailers several times a day; operate wheel loader with bale fork; operate tractors/ trucks to load/unload products; work with augers, gas motors, generators and electrical cords; watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure machine is working properly; adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions; keep a daily log of products and vehicle service; keep trucks in working order by performing small repairs and conducting daily general maintenance duties on mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment; report truck problems to farm mechanic; transport crops to market. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis; dig up mainline with backhoe and weld/fix pipe; layout new mainline. Pivots: operate, maintain, and repair system to include gear boxes, tires, drains, end guns, center drives, u-joints, motors, etc.; free pivots when stuck. Other Irrigation Duties: move and replace canal bridges; remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair, and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service, flush, and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.
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

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Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 3 months experience with farm and irrigation work 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. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Yost & Yost Farms, LLC
Bancroft, ID 83217
Telephone Number:


205 Gilbert Road, Bancroft, ID 83217

Job Order Details

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