- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The agricultural equipment operator position includes duties associated with the planting, cultivation, harvesting of agricultural commodities. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the crops grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm.
Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the vehicle/equipment before operating. All vehicles should be driven in a manner to protect workers, in-field crops, and equipment. Operators should ensure all equipment is functioning correctly before operating. The use of all necessary PPE and safety equipment including wearing of seatbelt at all times when operating farm equipment is mandatory. Workers may assist with the repair, service, and maintenance of farm equipment including the prep, cleaning, lubrication, assembly, inspection, dismantling of equipment parts.
Crops Contained in Request: Corn, Soybeans and Peanuts
Workers will be responsible for weeding by hand and hoe while keeping fields clear. Workers will drive tractors to till, plant, irrigate, cultivate, and harvest row crops. Specifically they will set up and operate irrigation equipment; plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest crops, apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to crops; clear and maintain irrigation ditches. They will be required to drive agricultural equipment and use various hand tools as required for task. Drive tractors to move crops, supplies, tools. Load containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks. Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and week growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers. Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery. Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps. Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, hand trucks, or forklifts, or transfer augers.
Farm Equipment Operator During Field Operations:
Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Properly licensed workers may be required to transport fellow employees. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination.
Farm, Field and Shed Sanitation
All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm, and shed sanitation duties. The farm owner/supervisor or a designated employee will provide specific instructions and close supervision. Workers will be expected to perform their duties in a timely and proficient manner and will have close supervision to insure adherence to instruction. Work will be closely monitored and reviewed for quality.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators