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General Farm/irrigation Worker

Kirk Jacobs Farms

Hamer, ID

$15.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, corn, grain, potatoes, and livestock. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. Worker may: perform a variety of duties such as lead and oversee crews; operate and conduct general maintenance duties on farm vehicles and specialized equipment; communicate by use of hand signals for start, stop, speed up or slow down, etc.; maintain detailed task related records, operate grain augers and sweep; operate a wheel loader; operate GPS tracking system in tractors; operate advanced technology tractor, grain/hay/potato planters and harvesters; attach/adjust and pull header platforms for spring/fall ground work plus for planting and harvest work; maintain correct planting/cultivating and harvester adjustments required by constantly changing fields and conditions; maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/truck and equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, distribute/fertilize and harvest crops; make mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery pertaining to each crop; may mix and/or spray/apply chemicals/fertilizer (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); set up fertilizer tanks, prepare fertilizer pumps, load/transport fertilizer to pivot tanks and monitor/record daily usage; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/weld/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; remove rocks from rows in front of planting/harvesting equipment; discard diseased/rotting product, rocks and foreign matter; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Worker driving trucks to haul potatoes/grain: will haul in a non CDL required truck when moving potatoes/grain from fields to storage facilities or moving potatoes/grain from storage facilities to fields for planting/replanting. Worker will: assist in planting and summer duties maintaining a clean, rock and weed free work area around all farming locations; maintain farm properties by mowing lawn, pulling weeds or raking and trimming of bushes and trees; wash/sanitize potato and grain storage facilities. Duties related to the Cutting/Sorting of Seed Potatoes will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to cut and sort potatoes by: using knife to cut potato into sections; place potatoes on machine that cuts potatoes into sections; load/maintain seed treatment machine; push button to start machinery; tend/ monitor machine to insure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; report malfunctions; general cleanup; operate equipment to load truck. 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. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: service all pivots and pumps; change sprinkler bird packages; push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system; fix/replace flat tires and broken gear boxes.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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:
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and the cutting of seed potatoes 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

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Kirk Jacobs Farms
Company Name:
Kirk M. Jacobs
Hamer, ID 83425
Telephone Number:


2576 East 2600 North, Hamer, ID 83425

Job Order Details

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