EXPERIENCED FARM OPERATOR

 

Job Type: Full-Time, 40 hours per week with OT

Location: Holstein, NE

Compensation: $15.75-24.15 per hour based on experience

Reports to: Farm Manager and Regional Farm Manager

 

SUMMARY OF JOB

Safely and effectively operate equipment to support agricultural activities such as tillage, planting, cultivating and harvest as well as when moving between farms.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

– Safely and effectively operate farm equipment used inorganic grain crop production

– Safely drive large equipment from storage to field, occasionally on public roads

– Understand the basics of grain bin safety

– Comfortable around pivot operations and is familiar with the systems and apps that control the pivot

– Basic maintenance and repair of equipment

– Keep equipment clean and in good order

– Run farm errands at supervisor’s request

– Assist in training less experienced teammates

– Adhere to all safety requirements of Belltown Farms, helping to identify and resolve hazards

– Load and unload grain storage, seed, and equipment as needed

– Accurately document grain shipments as per company protocols.

– Maintenance and repair of farm infrastructure. Maintain a clean and organized working environment and perform basic housekeeping duties as requested by the Supervisor

 

REQUIREMENTS

– Valid Driver’s License; clean driving record

– DOT Physical (upon hire)

– Desire to learn

– Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills

– Ability to take direction and stay on task without constant direct supervision

– Strong work ethic / take pride in your work

– Attention to detail in daily tasks

– Adapt to changes in priorities

– Not afraid to ask for help or escalate an issue

– Communicate respectfully, clearly and openly with others

– Ability to work additional hours during Harvest seasons

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

– CDL preferred but not required

 

BENEFITS:

– Competitive rate, based on experience

– Overtime pay and guaranteed minimum hours

– Vacation, sick, and holiday pay

– Medical, dental, and vision insurance (100% employer-paid for employee and 50% for dependents)

– 401k employer contribution

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

– Working outdoors and walking on uneven terrain

– Ability to work in dusty conditions

– Ability to sit, climb and balance as well as bend and kneel frequently

– Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds or more occasionally. Twisting with weight as needed.

– Manual dexterity, coordination and constant movement and use of limbs required.

 

Belltown is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring equality, tackling discrimination, promoting diversity in our workforce, creating an inclusive working environment, and fostering good relationships between diverse groups of employees. All employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of race, color, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital or civil union status, disability, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

To apply, send your resume to careers@belltownfarms.com