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- Job duties may require a split shift, and odd hours including nights. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, wheat, barley, oats, peas, triticale, sorghum, pasture, and cattle. General farm work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, service, drive, attach and operate farm implements/ tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, harrow, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; pull weeds by hand, remove rocks from field; repair and install water lines, perform maintenance on water tanks, paint farm structures; replace/repair/build fencing including electric fence; perform general clean-up of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate, service and maintain all –terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Irrigation duties will include the following; Hand lines; move pipe from field to field, connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on and off 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 weighting approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis; Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Some small engine repairs maybe needed. Pivots: push on/off switch that activates/deactivates circle sprinkler system. Replace center drives, gearboxes and tires with minor 480 volt electrical required. Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when section is flooded; ditch to channel water into designated areas, include shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrow and build embankments to approximately channel water; place dams in ditches. Other irrigation Duties: Remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; service, 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; repair mainlines and dig ditches by hand and backhoe, during season. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3 in pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4 inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions. Duties related to the production of livestock will include the following; check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain or to determine delivery time, assist in delivery, nurse calves; apply or administer medications, vaccines and/ or insecticides; mix feed/ additives and feed/water livestock when not out to range; place mineral and salt; drive equipment to haul/ distribute feed/water; herd livestock; confine livestock in stalls; clean/ disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/ sheds; brand clip/ tag, maintain records on animals. Hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck. Most duties performed out of doors, and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions common in fields.
Driving is required on owner's property only - no drivers license is required.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals