harvesting of grain, grass and oilseed crops.
This job requires a minimum of six months of verifiable prior experience operating/servicing agricultural equipment such as combines, tractors, trucks, grain carts, sprayers, planters and balers. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience.
Operates self-propelled Class 7 or 8 combine to harvest a variety of grain, grass and oilseed crops. Adjusts speeds of cutters, blowers and conveyors and the height of the harvesting platform, using hand tools when necessary. Changes harvesting platform as appropriate for crop and prepares for transport.
Drives tractor and grain cart to unload combines while moving in the field and transfers into trucks. Drives transporter trucks short distances to haul harvest machines between worksites and haul grain to the farmer bins or local grain store.
Services machinery, trucks and trailers and makes in-field repairs. Service would include lubrication of grease points, and inspection and maintenance of fluid levels, tire air pressures, belt and conveyer chain tensions, radiator and filter function and brake performance. Repairs would include removal and replacement of tires, wheels, bearings, belts, wear parts, filters, brake shoes, wheel seals, suspension parts, lights and lenses and chain or chain links.
Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers must assist in loading trucks to prevent overloading and to correctly distribute load. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation, power equipment may include tractors, grain carts, planters, sprayers, cultivators, grain augers and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment and trucks with or without direction.
Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations.
Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.)
Persons seeking employment as experienced Agricultural Equipment Operator must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to thirty days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance is not acceptable to the employer the worker's employment will be terminated.
Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow, harvest or transport a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer has a drug policy that requires pre-employment testing, as well as post-employment employer-paid random, upon suspicion and post-accident testing. These policies are carried out uniformly for all employees, both foreign and domestic. Tests are conducted in accordance with DOT standards after the initial employment offer has been extended and accepted. Drug testing is not required as part of the interview process, but any worker who fails a mandatory drug test and is unable to obtain the required licensing as a result will be terminated.
Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure.