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Equipment Operator

CSS Farms, LLC

Dalhart, TX

$14.87 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes, corn, milo and wheat. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation; workers possessing the proper licensure may be asked to transport other farm workers. Duties will include the following responsibilities: 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; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; perform general clean-up of farm areas; operate vehicle, motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; drive pickup in course of performing duties as well as to town to obtain parts/supplies; drive, load/unload farm trucks and Ag exempt, non-CDL semi/10-wheel trucks to transport crops to onsite facilities; work with augers, gas motors, generators and electrical cords; haul fertilizer and/or fuel from storage tanks to fields; conduct small repairs and daily maintenance on trucks; haul crops from fields to storage facilities/cellars/warehouses; load/unload farm truck, including the use of equipment/tractors/loaders to assist in the task; inspect loads to ensure cargo is secure; fit tarp over loaded farm truck; maintain telephone or radio contact with supervisor; wash/clean/maintain farm trucks and trailers; ensure farm truck is working properly; check vehicle to ensure that equipment is in good working order; inspect truck equipment and supplies, such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water and maintain/replace/replenish as needed; report malfunctions to farm mechanic. Irrigation duties will include the following: operate, maintain and repair pivot system; lubricate, adjust, repair, and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season Duties related to the sorting/packing/harvesting of potatoes will include the following: pushing button to start machinery; tend/ monitor machine to ensure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; general cleanup; sort produce according to grade, color and size; clean up around conveyors and worksite; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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

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Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with agricultural equipment operation and provide the contact information of at least one reference who can verify experience and performance. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license within 30 days of hire as driving on public roads may be required.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
CSS Farms, LLC
Dalhart, TX 79022
Telephone Number:


2325 US Highway 54, Dalhart, TX 79022

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