- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay, grain, and cattle. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to irrigation.
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; operate a chainsaw to cut trees to be used for firewood and/or fence posts and/or poles to replace/repair fencing; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; replace/repair fencing/corrals; perform general cleanup of farm areas; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties.
Irrigation duties will include the following:
Hand lines: layout handlines at the beginning of the irrigation season; 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.
Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into bordered section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when bordered section is flooded; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water; change dams; open/close taps.
Other Irrigation Duties: 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, and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.
Occasional duties (less than 3%) related to the production of livestock will include the following: examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain or to determine offspring delivery time; place mineral blocks; herd livestock; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse