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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

General Farm/irrigation Worker

Hans McPherson (McPherson Farm)

Stevensville, MT

$16.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
mcphersonfarm@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
https://montanaworks.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of corn, potatoes, and alfalfa. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work and irrigation. 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; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; maintain/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload farm/Ag exempt, non-CDL semi/10-wheel trucks on, or between, farm worksites; operate vehicle, 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; 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. 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.
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 45 days experience with farm/irrigation work 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):
5:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Hans McPherson (McPherson Farm)
Location:
Stevensville, MT 59870
Telephone Number:
+14063812773

Worksite

Address:
475 Willoughby Road, Stevensville, MT 59870

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24046-722195
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/5/2024

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