FARM OPERATOR

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

Location: Kempton, Illinois

Compensation: $21.00-24.15 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

– 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.

DISCLAIMER

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.