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Ag Equipment Operator6

Schagunn Farms, Inc.

Poplar, MT

$15.68 per hour


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Job Description

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Ag Equipment Operator will primarily be required to operate equipment for planting/seeding, fertilizing and harvesting of small grains, peas, lentils and chick peas. Worker will be required to operate farm equipment such as a Ford New Holland tractor, New Holland Combine, swather, rollers, fertilizer spreader, sprayers, grain trucks, augers and trucks (onsite only). Worker will be required to load and unload grain trucks/carts, operate grain storage bags with machine, must be mechanically inclined in order to perform light maintenance and repairs on equipment, tractors and trucks; work with GPS and precision ag equipment; pay close attention to the details and keep accurate records. Must also be willing to assist in other areas of the farm as needed; such as picking rocks, running parts, tearing down and/or repairing fencing; grounds maintenance and facility cleaning and maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs; be on their feet or on a tractor throughout the day and must be willing to work 12+ hour days during harvest (July through end of November). The job entails working with farm machinery, outdoors in all types of weather (extreme heat, wind, dust, rain) and occasional exposure to poisonous snakes and predators. Extensive walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting and long hours sitting and operating farm equipment is required. A minimum of 3 months of experience with the harvesting of crops, equipment maintenance, and all other tasks shown above is required for this position. Driving is a requirement with Drivers' license required. Increased wages and bonuses may be possible based on experience.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Housing and Workers Compensation insurance will be provided at no charge to the workers. Social security / Medicaid Taxes and Federal / State taxes will be withheld from U.S. Workers paychecks. Voluntary withholdings will be deducted from foreign workers paychecks at their request. Employer will make the following deductions when applicable: FICA, loans and advances, long-distance telephone charges the reasonable repair or replacement cost of willful or negligent damage to housing, tools and equipment caused by the worker (other than normal wear and tear). Worker who quit or are terminated for cause prior to completing 50% of the contract will be required to reimburse the employer for the full amounts of advanced and/or reimbursed transportation and subsistence.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Schagunn Farms, Inc.
Poplar, MT 59255
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4937 Road 17-2033, Poplar , MT 59255

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