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- This job order is for 44-2091 Agricultral Equipment Operators: Drive and control equipment to support agricultural activities such as tilling soil; planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops.
Workers will use mechanized and power-driven equipment such as tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivator, and other equipment to plant, cultivate, harvest, and irrigate crops. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direct. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions, communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex, or non-routine activities will be supervised. Field workers will be expected to perform their general duties in a timely and proficient manner. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand, and comply with safety, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings.
Works with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but no limited to Driving while intoxicated or reckless driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver’s license may be required to drive company vehicles.
Workers with proper licenses will use company vehicles to transport employers’ crops, tools and fellow workers.
Workers will install and maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment, remove drip tubing or install drip tubing, dig and maintain ditches.
Additional duties: Workers will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of herbs and vegetables. Workers will be required to manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables such as: Green/Red Romaine. Green/Red Oak, Green/Red Leaf, Mizuna, Arugula, Green/Red Chard, Tatsoi, Spinach, Kale as well as other types of vegetables, lettuce crops, culinary herbs, microgreens. and other field crops. Workers will be required to use hand tools, such as shovels. trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks. shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers: transplanting. weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. Employees may be required to assist with farm building and field maintenance, repair fences, and/or repair or cover hoop houses. Employees may be asked to perform irrigation activities such as placing irrigation pipes and fittings. There is a considerable amount of stooping and kneeling throughout the various tasks being performed. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. Workers will be required to dig and prepare ground, till soil and prepare field for planting, plant pots in fields, remove broken or damaged poles and install new poles (hoop houses). manually remove weeds by hand or with digging tools.
Workers will be asked to spread plastic or cover crops with netting materials or plastic and remove them when no longer needed by hand or machine. Workers will be asked to pack crops in totes, bins, clamshells, tie or bundle items, weigh product and load product by hand.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators