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Farm Equipment Mechanic

Southwest Family Farms

Kismet, KS

$24.08 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16205637212
Email address to Apply:
christina@southwestff.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, hand trucks, forklifts, or transfer augers. Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery. Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and weed growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers. Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions. Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment. Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions. Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools. Operate towed machines such as seed drills or manure spreaders to plant, fertilize, dust, and spray crops. Weigh crop-filled containers, and record weights and other identifying information. Drive trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers. Drive and operate farm machinery to plant, cultivate, harvest and store grain crops. Attach farm implements, such as plow, disc and drill to tractor. Till soil; plant and cultivate grain. Tow harvesting equipment. Drive and operate self-propelled combine. Maintain, and repair farm irrigation sprinkler systems; including test and replace electrical components and wiring, using test meters, soldering equipment, and hand tools on irrigation systems. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping. Minor and Incidental Repairs to farm buildings, fences, and other structures. Crops: Beans, Corn, Milo, Winter Wheat
Job Classification:
49-3041.00 - Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians

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:
12
Special Requirements:
Minimum of 12 months of experience is required. Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30 days of hire. Must have a good understanding of precision agriculture. Must be able to work alone or in team environment. Must be able to maneuver around equipment and up ladders. Must be able to work flexible and extended hours during harvesting and planting seasons. Must be able to perform basic problem solving skills in electrical and mechanical areas. Must be able to communicate clearly progress of jobs throughout the day. Must be able to arrive to work on time. Basic literacy and arithmetic required. Lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds. Wage rate may increase with verifiable experience. Employer may reward exceptional work with monetary or other benefits in addition to those listed here in his sole discretion.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Southwest Family Farms
Location:
Plains, KS 67869
Telephone Number:
+16205637212

Worksite

Address:
18029 Road R, Kismet, KS 67859

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23341-550199
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/20/2023

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