FOTH FARMS General Farm / Irrigation Worker in TOSTON, Montana
Temporary full time from 2/1/2022 - 10/31/2022Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation.General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach, and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; assist mechanic in welding, fabricating, and general equipment repair; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks such as 10-wheelers and others not requiring CDL licensure; rouge potatoes (walk fields and remove undesirable plants); operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; transport crops to market. Irrigation duties will include the following:Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: operate, maintain, and repair system.Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair, and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service, and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season. Duties related to the Cutting/Sorting of Seed Potatoes will include the following:Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to cut and sort potatoes by: using knife to cut potato into sections; place potatoes on machine that cuts potatoes into sections; push button to start machinery; tend/monitor machine to ensure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; report malfunctions; general cleanup; handle and apply chemicals related to seed potatoes (safe and proper PPP equipment provided).Duties related to the Packing of Produce will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to: sort seed according to grade, color, and size; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; cleanup around conveyors and worksite; place produce in containers or on designated conveyors.Duties related to the Harvesting of Potatoes will include the following:Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to: remove rocks from rows in front of harvesting equipment; discard diseased/rotting product, rocks, and foreign matter; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance.In view of the statutorily established basic function of the Employment Service (ES) as a no-fee labor exchange that is as a forum for bringing together employers and job seekers, neither the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) nor the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are guarantors of the accuracy or truthfulness of information contained on job orders submitted by employers. Nor does any job order accepted or recruited upon by the ES constitute a contractual job offer to which the ETA or a SWA is in any way a party.