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- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
Drive and repair cane harvesters, dump wagons and other mechanized, electrically powered or motor-driven equipment on farms or in farm equipment repair shops. Workers will operate the farm machinery, equipment and vehicles. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the equipment before driving the equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate equipment, with or without direction, in a manner that protects the operator, visitors, other employees, crops, trees, facilities and equipment. Failure to comply with operating and safety standards may result in termination. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. The equipment workers will be operating and maintaining is expensive and dangerous. Workers are expected to follow the employer's requests to not only prevent damage to the equipment, but to also prevent injuries to workers. Any equipment damaged by a worker's failure to follow instructions or damaged due to malice will be charged to the worker. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination.
Perform routine maintenance on the farm equipment. Examine and listen to machines, motors, gasoline and diesel engines and equipment for operational defects and dismantles defective units, using hand-tools. Repairs or replaces defective parts, using hand tools and shop tools.
Replace components, such as carburetors, fuel pumps, generators, ignition points and spark plugs. Reassemble, adjust and lubricate machines and equipment to ensure efficient operation. May install and repair wiring and motors to maintain farm electrical system. May assist other workers in more complex maintenance tasks, such as overhaul of machinery and equipment. May assemble and erect new farm machinery and equipment.
Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work.
Some workers may be requested to work as supervisors. These workers are chosen at the employer's discretion. Supervisors will be paid at an hourly rate. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with supervisors of the team to accomplish the task.
The farm owner/supervisor or a designated employee will provide specific instructions and close supervision. Supervisor 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.
Supervise agricultural workers performing crop production and machine operation activities. Assign daily work duties, train workers in planting, cultivating, or harvesting techniques. Train workers on safety protocols and safe equipment handling/operation. Perform quality control inspections on products. Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures. Review work to evaluate timeliness and proficiency. Direct or assist with repair of farm equipment or machinery. Prepare reports on production and crop yield. Supervise chemical application and other work activities associated with crop production.
Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision.
Employer requires all newly-hired employees to take and pass an employer-paid drug test before starting work.
- Job Classification:
- 45-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers