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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Morgan Farms, Inc.

Erath, LA

$14.53 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane by hand or machine. Operate vehicles, tractors, tractor-drawn machinery and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate use tractor to move seed to the appropriate field. Use hand tools such as shovels, machetes and knives. Clean and load harvested products. Load field wagons with sugarcane stalk segments. Work in groups to plant sugarcane while walking behind moving wagon. Place and straighten stalk segments into open furrow rows at specified intervals/overlaps. Pick up dropped sugarcane in fields. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Assist with cleaning equipment using steam cleaner or high pressure water hose. Duties may include tilling soil, weeding crops and applying fertilizers. Repair fences and farm buildings. Clear and maintain ditches for drainage. Inform farm managers of crop progress. Farm, field and shed sanitation duties. Workers with a valid license and doctor's certificate may transport other workers and be offered additional hours. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. During the sugarcane planting season, workers may be requested to report to work as early as 5:30 am. Tractors pulling wagons have adequate lighting to enable early morning planting. During harvest season, workers may be requested to report to work as early as 1:00 AM. Start time will be communicated the previous day. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers' performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker's performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers' performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.
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

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Three months experience working with sugarcane required. Sit, walk, bend, reach, push, pull, stoop, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. for prolonged periods of time, work in inclement weather including extreme heat and/or rain. Requires physical stamina. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Morgan Farms, Inc.
Erath, LA 70533
Telephone Number:


4419 Morgan Road, Erath, LA 70533

Job Order Details

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