Farm Equipment Operator

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Jan 02, 2020

Job Description

Workers will drive & operate farm equipment tractors, sprayers, combines, trucks, etc., to plant, cultivate and harvest row crops & maintain farms. Attach farm implements to tractor & operate to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, spray, harvest. Will operate various farm equipment during harvest activities. Will adjust implements & equipment as necessary to ensure equipment is operating properly & at optimum performance. Will check pre-operation, monitor & maintain engine driven & mechanical equipment; i.e. check oil, coolant levels, refuel, lubricate with grease and make adjustments as necessary & required. Drive trucks & tow trailers to haul farm related materials, supplies, & harvested crops to designated locations as directed by supervisor. Must follow supervisors instructions. Work will be closely monitored & reviewed for quality. Much More- See Addendum C For Comprehensive Disclosure. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds throughout the entire work day. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must possess proper license (minimum class C or its foreign equivalent) to legally operate farm trucks on public highways in the jurisdictions involved in NC. Applicants must have a minimum of 3 months verifiable experience operating 125+ horsepower farm machinery. Must be able to lift 60 lbs. on a consistent basis throughout each workday. Workers must be able to work outdoors in variable weather conditions that include hot, cold, & rain. DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Workers will drive & operate farm equipment (tractors, sprayers, combines & trucks) to assist in growing/harvesting diversified row crops & performing general farm maintenance activities. Attach farm implements to tractor & operate to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, spray, harvest. Will operate various farm equipment during harvest activities. Will adjust implements & equipment as necessary to ensure equipment is operating properly & at optimum performance. Will check pre-operation, monitor & maintain engine driven & mechanical equipment; i.e., check oil, coolant levels, refuel, lubricate with grease, & make adjustments as necessary & required. Drive trucks & tow trailers to haul farm related materials, supplies, & harvested crops to designated locations as directed by supervisor. May load & unload trucks & trailers by hand & or with forklift. May assist in mixing materials for spraying applications. Equipment Operation: Workers will be required to operate equipment (trucks, sprayers, tractors, combines, & forklifts at farm locations & its fields, owned & leased, & farm warehouses & farm sheds) during operations in the production & harvesting of diversified row crops & in performing general farm maintenance activities. Equipment operation will be paid at the hourly AEWR. Before any worker is required to operate a piece of equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper & safe operation. Workers will be required to operate equipment according to instructions & in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, crops & equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating & safety instructions may result in termination. TRACTOR OPERATION DURING FIELD OPERATIONS: During field operations, workers may be required to drive a tractor pulling various implements, tow sprayers, trailers, etc., through the field or between fields. Workers will be instructed in the safety & operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, crops, & equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements & operating instructions may result in termination.