- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The farm work position includes duties associated with maintenance of a cotton gin and the warehouse, the duties associated with the ginning of cotton, and field operations. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 75 pounds for long periods of time.
Agricultural Equipment: Workers will perform the necessary improvements to the Gin for the upcoming season, including; maintenance on seed bins and installing new equipment. Workers may be requested to operate various pieces of equipment. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the equipment before driving the equipment. All equipment should be driven in a manner to protect the operator, other workers, products and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination.
Cotton Baling Press: Workers working in teams of 4-5 will tie, tag and bag bales of cotton as they come out of the press. Workers will attach ties to the bales while they are still in the press to secure cotton. Workers must take care that the straps are attached correctly and securely as to not cause injuries to the workers and equipment. Workers will remove a sample of the cotton from each bale per their supervisors instructions. Workers will then bag the bales of cotton, and place a tag on the bag. Workers will then load the bales on the bale hoister. Bales are then loaded into a vehicle for transport.
Mote Press: Workers will tie, tag, and bag bales of mote as they come out of the press. Workers will attach ties to the bales while they are still in the press to secure cotton. Workers must take care that the straps are attached correctly and securely as to not cause injuries. Workers will then bag the bales of mote and place a tag on the bag. Workers will then load the bales on the bale hoister. Bales are then loaded into a vehicle for transport.
General Duties: Workers may be required to perform work in the gin that is incidental to the duties listed in the application such as refilling supplies, cleaning lint filters, sweeping floors, assisting the gin operator with repairs, making repairs to the equipment, clearing blockages, and operating various equipment. This is a demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Cotton bales weigh up to 500lbs. Workers must take care to follow their supervisors instructions to ensure all workers safety.
Shed Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm and shed sanitation duties.
This work requires adherence to important safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and with consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers.
Workers may be required to operate farm vehicles and equipment such as trucks, tractors, and forklifts. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the vehicle/equipment before operating. All vehicles should be driven in a manner to protect workers, in-field crops, and equipment. Operators should ensure all equipment is functioning correctly before operating. The use of all necessary PPE and safety equipment including wearing of seatbelt at all times when operating farm equipment is mandatory. Workers may assist with the repair, service, & maintenance of farm equipment including the prep, cleaning, lubrication, assembly, inspection, dismantling of equipment parts
- Job Classification:
- 45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators