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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm/irrigation/livestock Worker

Travis Weeks Farms, Inc.

Swan Valley, ID

$16.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
twfarms1969@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
www.idahoworks.gov/job_seeker

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay, grain and cattle. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. General Farm Work 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; remove rocks from field; maintain/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload farm trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; workers possessing the proper licensure may be asked to transport other farm workers. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on 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 weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system. Flood Irrigation: shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; 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 production of Livestock will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; place mineral blocks; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; herd livestock; clean corrals/stalls/sheds; dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and livestock care 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 as driving on public roads may be required. 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-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Travis Weeks Farms, Inc.
Location:
Swan Valley, ID 83449
Telephone Number:
+12084834552

Worksite

Address:
55 Wapiti Run (including fields/worksites in a 3-mile radius), Swan Valley, ID 83449

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24043-711201
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/29/2024

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