- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Operate ginning equipment, including but not limited to dryers, cleaners, gin stands, lint cleaners, bale presses including recording weight of bale & seed, bale hoisters, skid steer loaders, forklifts, and cotton module feeders. Tag bales. Workers will assist in final preseason maintenance of equipment and rolling stock, i.e. forklifts, skid steer loaders, yard tractors, cotton module trucks and corresponding module truck loading bed systems. Assist gin operator with repairing equipment, cleaning blockages, cleaning lint filters, refilling supplies, sweeping floors, removing trash buildup, and picking up cotton on module yard. Load cotton module to feeder, un-tarp modules, roll up and store module tarps, move bales from dock to warehouse. Operate mote press, secure wires to mote bales. Handle cotton samples at press. Operate cotton trash bale press, handle, and store cotton trash bales. Assist with general maintenance of all gin machinery and equipment as the ginning season ramp up begins and as the ginning process ends for the operation. General housekeeping and cleaning of gin and warehouse, and any other duties or responsibilities as directed by the Gin Superintendent or Head Ginner (shift leader), i.e. but not limited to repairing module truck chains or bearings, loading module tarps for delivery. Job involves stooping, lifting and working in inclement weather as well as indoor & outdoor extreme temps. Must have legal authority to work in the US. Must be able to lift & carry up to 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively through the workday. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Workers may be required to take random, post-accident, and/or upon suspicion drug test at no cost to worker, post hire. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Must have three months positive verifiable prior experience in job offered. No smoking or tobacco use of any king will be permitted in the gin or warehouse. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any other smoking paraphernalia.
Shift work may be available as determined by the employer based on the timing of cotton harvest.
The employer will designate time for lunch and breaks. Worker may be requested to work Sunday during peak times and special needs but not required. These requirements pertain to both H-2A and US workers. Extreme heat, cold or drought may affect working hours. Employer will offer 40 hours/week, weather and crop conditions permitting. Worker will report to work at designated time and place as directed by employer each day. General Conditions: All of the tasks in this job description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. 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. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work due to weather, crop, or other conditions beyond the control of the employer. This can occur anytime throughout the season. Given that the demands of agricultural production are unpredictable and determined by factors to include weather, crop conditions, market demands and seasonal task needs and numerous other factors, it is impossible to predict with any degree of accuracy the percentage of time that will be dedicated to any specific task.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators