- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- All the tasks in this job description constitute one job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day at the sole judgment of the employer. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment to prepare agricultural ground and seed beds for crop production, and plant, grow, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest onions, spring mix lettuce and spinach. Ground preparation includes ground leveling, disking fields, ripping fields, using land planes, and chisel plowing fields. Bed preparation for crop production includes listing, mulching, and seed bed preparation. Workers will be required to apply fertilizers and chemicals with farm equipment, such as spray rigs, as necessary to grow the crop. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Agricultural Equipment Operators, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2091.
Specific instructions and close supervision will be provided by the farm owner and/or supervisor designated by the grower. Workers will be expected to perform their duties in a timely and proficient manner and will have close supervision to ensure adherence to instructions. Work will be closely monitored and reviewed for quality. Worker may never ride on agricultural equipment not designed for work related riding purposes or any other non-passenger intended equipment unless instructed and authorized by the employer or supervisor to do so. All work-related injuries must be immediately reported to the crew leader, foreman, or supervisor. If requested, worker must sign a document weekly to confirm whether or not they have been injured and other work-related information. Worker may not engage in horseplay or other disruptive or discourteous behavior at work, in housing or while riding on employer provided transportation. Workers must treat fellow employees and their foremen/supervisor with courtesy and follow their directions/instructions. Workers must comply with attached work rules and other lawful job-related work requirements as disclosed. The employer will provide without charge to the worker the tools, supplies, and equipment necessary to perform the job duties. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return property of the employer or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of such property. Employer shall not make any deduction or require any reimbursement from an employee for any cash shortage, breakage, or loss of equipment, unless it can be shown that the shortage, breakage, or loss is caused by a dishonest or willful act, or by the gross negligence of the employee. Workers will supply their own work clothes. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. Job specifications can change from time to time during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators