Firebaugh , CA

Agricultural Equipment Operators

Firebaugh, CA Full-time
Posted on January 27, 2019

Agricultural Equipment Operators wanted February 15 to November 15, 2019 for Peri & Sons Farms of California, LLC in Firebaugh, CA. There are 10 temporary positions available. Work duties will include, but not be limited to operating farm equipment to prepare agricultural ground and seed beds, plant, grow, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest the onion crop. Ground preparation includes ground leveling, disking fields, ripping fields, using land planes, and chisel plowing fields. Bed preparation for onion crop production includes listing, mulching, and seed bed preparation. Workers will be required to apply fertilizers and chemicals with farm equipment, such as spray rigs, as necessary to grow the crop. Workers may be required to move, install, or remove irrigation equipment, such as pipe and drip tape, incidental to the preparation of agricultural land and the harvest of the onion crop, and perform scheduled irrigation, chemical and fertilizer application to the fields. Workers may transport crops and farm equipment between growing sites and to storage. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Agricultural Equipment Operators, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2091. Worker must be able to lift and/or move 20-50 pounds. Applicants must have 30 days verifiable experience in the primary activities of operating farm equipment. Work may be performed during light rain and in windy conditions and in temperatures in excess of 100° degrees F. Workers will be seated while operating equipment for extended periods of time. The standard work week is 9 hrs per day, Monday-Friday and 5 hrs on Saturday and Sunday. Workers may be requested to work up to 10 hours per day when weather conditions, growing conditions, crop conditions, or other factors require as determined by the Grower, Farm Manager or Farm Supervisor. Workers may be offered work on federal holidays and on their Sabbath but will not be required to do so. Three quarter of the hours in the contract period are guaranteed. Tools, supplies, equipment provided by employer at no cost to the worker. No cost housing will be provided for individual workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, no family housing available. Reasonable transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be paid by the employer in the paycheck issued for the workers’ first pay period. Hourly rate is $13.18. Higher Hourly Rates and/or Bonuses may be paid to workers depending on prior work experience and job performance. Interested parties should apply to the California Employment Development Department. Reference Job #16366879.