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Farm Mechanic

Bennett's Creek Nursery

Smithfield, VA

$26.34 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17574831425
Email address to Apply:
ann.montague@bcnursery.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Nursery Plants. Mechanics will perform regular preventative service, maintenance and repairs on various types of engines to ensure efficiency of operation. Repair and maintain heavy trucks, passenger vehicles, tractors, and farm equipment. Work on diesel and gasoline engines. Work on hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems. Job duties will include the regular servicing of trucks and other farm equipment, including spray equipment, tractors and vehicles. Inspect vehicles and equipment for wear, damage, and diagnosis of specific problems that might affect performance. Perform engine tune-ups, including diagnostics for repair or replacement, and adjust or replace parts, as necessary. Change and repair motors, transmissions, drive lines, brakes, lights and air systems. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of truck body and truck boxes. Perform basic vehicle care, including changing oil and rotating tires. Inspection and preventative service of fleet will regularly expose workers to moving mechanical parts. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Must wear proper protective footwear that is closed-toe in nature with a non-slip sole, such as work boots or trail-type shoes. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required to work during light rain, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 30 to over 100 degrees. Allergies to goldenrod, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or honey bees may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Employer requires all newly-hired employees to take and pass an employer-paid drug test before starting work. Drug test not required for prospective applicants prior to hiring decision. All testing is conducted uniformly after an initial job offer has been extended and accepted by the new hire. Workers testing positive will be immediately terminated and paid for all hours worked between the first date of employment and the date of termination, if any. In the case of a non-local or foreign worker who is terminated for failure to pass a drug test, the employer will arrange least-cost transportation to the worker's place of recruitment, at the worker's expense. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is also required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break.
Job Classification:
49-3031.00 - Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
24
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 24 months of verifiable prior experience repairing and maintaining farm equipment, such as heavy trucks, passenger vehicles, and tractors. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
46
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:15 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Bennett's Creek Nursery
Company Name:
Bennett's Creek Wholesale Nursery, Inc.
Location:
Smithfield, VA 23430
Telephone Number:
+17574831425

Worksite

Address:
17497 Benns Church blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23337-539982
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/13/2023

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