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(USA-MN-Morris) Agricultural Equipment Operators

Montevideo, MN | Posted 1 week ago

Need 10 full time, temporary, seasonal Agricultural Equipment Operators to work in Stevens and Grant Counties in Minnesota. From: 03/18/2024 to 12/01/2024 Work: 45 hrs./week, Mon-Fri. 8hrs./day, Sat. 5 hrs./day. All work performed in excess of 48 hours in a work week will be paid at the rate of 1.5 times the regular rate of pay. Must Apply By: 07/26/2024 JOB DUTIES: Crops/Commodities including but not limited to sugar beet, kidney beans, soybeans, corn alfalfa. Performs a variety of manual and machine tasks associated with crops including but not limited to sugar beet, edible bean, grain and oilseed production: plant, cultivate and weed as needed. Sprays herbicides and insecticides and applies fertilizer. Under supervision, operates farm machinery to plant, cultivate, harvest and store crops. Operates grain carts in the field in loading of trucks. Under supervision, assists with servicing, cleaning and maintenance of trucks, trailers and machinery. Power equipment including but not limited to tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators, combines, sugar beet lifter and other farm equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Adjust speeds of cutters, blowers, and conveyors and height of cutting head. Clean, adjust, repair, and perform routine service on equipment (e.g., lubricating grease points, inspecting and maintaining fluid levels, checking belt and conveyor tensions, and maintaining tires, wheels, bearings, belts, and other wear parts). Repair or replace defective parts. Attach farm implements (e.g., plows, harrows, discs, sprayers) using hand tools. May assist with other general farm maintenance or repairs. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding and other tasks related to general farming. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. 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 are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable footwear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Outdoor work required when plants are wet, or during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Work is done outdoors for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum (12) months experience working on a diversified crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities; must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience; Saturday work required; able to lift and carry 50 lbs.; no minimum education requirement. EMPLOYER ASSURANCES: Work guaranteed for 3/4 of contract period, starting with date of arrival at work site. Employer provides free housing for workers whose residence is beyond normal commuting distance; employer pays inbound transportation and subsistence to work site upon 50% completion of work contract for workers whose residence is beyond normal commuting distance. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of at least $15.88 per day during travel to a maximum of $59.00 per day with receipts. HOW TO APPLY: Send resume listing experience to: MN DEED/FLC Attn: H-2A#24-181, JO#14109194 180 E Fifth St., Suite 1200, St. Paul, MN 55101-1678 FAX: 651-297-7722 CALL: Mary Garcia, FLC Coordinator 651-259-7513 Must have proof of legal authority to work in U.S. This Job Order replaces the original Job Order #13941146.

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