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Agricultural Equipment Operator (45-2091.00)

Catnip Ridge Manure Application, Inc

Salisbury, MO

$17.54 per hour


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Job Description

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45-2091.00 Agricultural Equipment Operators: Workers will operate tractors, flatbed trucks, and buses to transport crops, supplies, tools and farm workers. Workers will drive flatbed farm trucks to take the crops from the field to the packing shed. Workers must use caution when moving farm equipment and vehicles to ensure workers, plants, buildings, and other farm property are protected. Any worker hired for this job duty must follow all safety precautions and procedures and have the appropriate license. Properly licenses workers may drive trucks or vehicles to transport workers. Properly experienced workers may be requested to be team leaders. Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the fertilizer Application though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies. Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals. Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain. Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions. Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences. Move equipment, or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts. Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, and/or pumps. Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures. May be required to separate/sort livestock according to size and weight. Workers may be required to apply ID tags Field Fertilizer Application: Workers will perform various duties associated with applying fertilizers to fields, including the loading and unloading of the fertilizer material. Workers will also assist with the pumping of the liquid fertilizer Workers will be given a brief demonstration of what the exact duties are. This could include hooking up pumps and blowers to farm equipment and mixing the fertilizer. Workers will be preparing the worksite for application which would include laying hose on the ground with tractor, setting pumps in fertilizer pits to prepare to pump the fertilizer onto the fields. During application workers, will monitor pumps throughout the pumping process. When application is complete the workers will pick up equipment, clean-up work site and prepare to move equipment to the next location. Throughout the job, workers are responsible for maintaining equipment. Workers will perform various duties associated with applying fertilizers to the fields used in the production of agriculture crops.
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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Workers should have at least 3 months verifiable experience operation 55+ HP Farm Equipment and as a crew leader. Applicants must have a valid drivers license or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Catnip Ridge Manure Application, Inc
Conesville, IA 52739
Telephone Number:


39.618036342464066, -92.75273190107517, Salisbury, MO 65281

Job Order Details

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