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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Black Gold Farms

East Grand Forks, MN

$17.34 per hour


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Job Description

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The job specifications involve skilled farm labor for the purpose of performing seasonal duties associated with potato storage. Potato storage season starts post-harvest each year. Storage operations and loading potatoes out of storage occurs annually from the beginning of October until all potatoes have been shipped out, around the beginning of May each year. Storage operations are not a year-round activity. Potatoes remain in their natural state while being stored and are not being processed during storage. Performs basic equipment service/maintenance tasks on farm equipment used in storage operations Operate potato storage equipment, including pilers, forklifts, bobcat, storage and washline equipment Use equipment to load and unload potatoes from storage bins Operate equipment to move potatoes from storage bins to load out location Use equipment to load potatoes on to trucks Handle potatoes in a manner to ensure they are not damaged Removal and clean up of spilled potatoes and other debris Perform basic maintenance or repairs on farm facilities Comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures Perform farm site cleaning Report equipment repair needs to a supervisor Notify supervisor of potato quality concerns Perform general farm work as needed All tools will be provided at no cost
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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

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Experience working with potatoes is required. Experience operating a bobcat and forklift is required. Repetitive movements, extensive pushing, and pulling, extensive walking, standing, bending and stooping will be required. Work may be required outdoors when temperatures can vary from very hot to very cold, and potentially wet, or dry/dusty conditions.
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7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Black Gold Farms
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
Telephone Number:


721 Gateway Drive NE, East Grand Forks, MN 56721

Job Order Details

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Overtime at time and a half will be offered after 48 hours worked in a work week according to state law
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