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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Hagan Farms LLC

Houlton, ME

$17.80 per hour


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Job Description

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Crops/Commodities: potatoes, small grain. Drive tractors and planters, and operate other mechanized farm equipment to plant, cultivate, and harvest potatoes. Use farm equipment to cut, pull, dig, thresh, clean, chop, bag, or bundle potato crop. Load/unload harvested potatoes or other materials manually or with mechanized equipment such as conveyors, or handtrucks. Tasks include starting and stopping the potato washing machine, riding on and grading potatoes on a potato harvester, laying and picking up irrigation pipe, cutting and preparing potato seed, separating potatoes and removing stems, repairing wooden and plastic potato storage boxes, washing and sanitizing potato storage boxes, washing and sanitizing refrigerated potato storages and cleaning fields by picking up missed potatoes and rocks into buckets. Worker will drive 10-wheel, straight-frame field truck (Gross Vehicle Weight being less than 26,001 pounds) to/from specified destinations within area of intended employment; maneuver trucks into and out of loading and unloading positions. Operator will perform duties in both on-road (paved) and off-road conditions. Worker must possess the ability to successfully operate in rough and adverse off-road conditions and ability to drive truck underneath the harvester boom safely, as instructed by the harvester operator. Worker must possess the ability to read a map, understand directions, use GPS and successfully navigate to a specific location; regularly climb up and down, on, into and out of truck; complete pre-trip and post-trip inspection and paperwork on trucks; perform all preventive maintenance duties to assigned fleet vehicle, as well as assist with reactive maintenance on assigned fleet vehicle. Operator is responsible for daily, weekly and monthly surface and deep cleanings of assigned fleet vehicle, including exterior, chassis, engine area and cargo carrying box. Worker may also operate pull tractor and tillage implements; and will operate hosteling truck to jockey trailers from loading lines for filling and weighing purposes. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Prepare and/or clear land for planting using mechanized or hand equipment to remove trash, rocks, or other debris or material that may interfere with planting or harvesting activities. Level land by moving dirt and other materials. Equipment may include tractors, dozers, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chainsaws, bobcats, skid loaders, high lifts, and trucks or other vehicles. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Adjust speeds of cutters, blowers, and conveyors and height of cutting head. Clean, adjust, repair, and perform routine service on equipment (e.g., lubricating grease points, inspecting and maintaining fluid levels, checking belt and conveyor tensions, and maintaining tires, wheels, bearings, belts, and other wear parts). Repair or replace defective parts. Attach farm implements (e.g., plows, harrows, discs, sprayers) using hand tools. May assist with other general farm maintenance or repairs. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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Job Requirements

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This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable agricultural field work experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks including operating agricultural equipment, agricultural field work and harvesting activities associated with production of potatoes. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required upon suspicion. Clean driving record required. Must have or be able to obtain driver's license within 30 days of hire.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Hagan Farms LLC
Linneus, ME 04730
Telephone Number:


139 Hagan Farm Rd. and various worksites within Aroostook Co., Houlton, ME 04730

Job Order Details

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