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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Ag Equipment Operator

SWL Farms Inc.

Hysham, MT

$15.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+14063425440
Email address to Apply:
slackman@rangeweb.net

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. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. 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. Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks. Direct and monitor the activities of work crews engaged in planting, weeding, or harvesting activities. 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. Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps. 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. Control or operate equipment in which chemical changes or reactions take place during the processing of industrial or consumer products. Adjust controls to regulate temperature, pressure, feed, or flow of liquids or gases and times of prescribed reactions, according to knowledge of equipment and processes. Read plant specifications to determine products, ingredients, or prescribed modifications of plant procedures. Measure, weigh, and mix chemical ingredients, according to specifications. Add treating or neutralizing agents to products, and pump products through filters or centrifuges to remove impurities or to precipitate products. Drain equipment, and pump water or other solutions through to flush and clean tanks or equipment. Make minor repairs, lubricate, and maintain equipment, using hand tools. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities. Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping. Repair farm buildings, fences, and other structures. Crops: Alfalfa, Barley, Canola, Corn, Sugar Beets
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Minimum of 3 months of experience is required. Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30 days of hire. Employer requires drug screen post hire at employers expense due to the liability of operating equipment. Employer requires criminal background check post-hire at employers' expense due to expensive tools and equipment. Failure to pass drug screen and/or criminal background check will result in termination of employment. 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:
SWL Farms Inc.
Location:
Hysham, MT 59038
Telephone Number:
+14063425440

Worksite

Address:
23 Gibson Rd, Hysham, MT 59038

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23348-565949
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/29/2023

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