- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of onions, potatoes, corn, wheat, triticale, grass, and hay. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to irrigation; workers possessing the proper licensure may be asked to transport other farm workers.
Duties related to general farm work may include the following responsibilities: carry out team Lead tasks as directed by employer/foreman/supervisor; regularly report to supervisor/manager with completed tasks/status; maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; perform general clean-up of farm areas and worksites; walk behind equipment to ensure plant placement (unclog planter if necessary); observe general condition and inspect crops for signs of disease/insect manifestations/worms/rot and apply appropriate care; use mechanized or hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, ladders, etc.; recognize crop nutrient/moisture requirements an apply the appropriate care; lift items such as rolls of plastic, bundles of wire, and rolls of drip tape overhead; read/interpret meters used to regulate/control environmental conditions; identify, trap, poison pests; mow/tend farm areas; paint/repair/maintain farm structures/grounds; clean fields after harvest; dig with a shovel or machine; drive, load/unload farm trucks and Ag exempt, non CDL semi/10-wheel trucks/non CDL 2 or 3 axle trucks and Ag exempt; transport crops from field to storage and/or to market”; back trucks up in tight maneuvering conditions; climb in and out of tall trucks and various truck beds and/or trailers; operate tractor/truck/forklift to load/unload products; work with augers, gas motors, generators and electrical cords; watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to ensure proper machine operation; adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions; report mechanical problems to farm mechanic and/or supervisor; perform any other labor considered necessary for the efficient structure of properties and growth of crops; workers possessing the proper licensure may be asked to transport other farm workers.
Duties related to irrigation may include the following:
Handlines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis.;
Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals.
Pivots: operate, maintain and repair system.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse