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Published on Nov 27 2021

Agricultural Equipment Operators And Calvan Drivers

$14.77  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Apr 1, 2021 to Jul 31, 2021


Rating: 3.1665 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Oasis Vineyard: 51900 Oasis Rd.
King City, CA 93930
United States

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Job description

Agricultural Equipment Operator: workers will drive and operate various farm equipment to perform farm field preparation such as planting, cultivating, fertilizing, farming and maintaining farms. Will attach and adjust farm implements to tractors such as discs, plows, lasers, rippers, cultivators, listers and planters and will ensure equipment is operating properly at optimum performances. Workers must conduct daily maintenance check prior to operate the tractor, monitor and drive tractors safely and efficiently over difficult terrain and must have sufficient knowledge of tractor mechanics to make simple and minor adjustments and repairs to tractors. Workers will be required to understand and operate GPS operating system. Required to have knowledge of driving a tractor, must pass tractor safety training and demonstrate ability to operate tractor in a safe manner.

Cal Van Driver Specifications: responsible for transporting workers from housing sites and pick up points to take to work sites and back, processing paperwork, inspections of vehicle fueling of and cleaning of vehicle. The employer assures that the drivers are paid, at a minimum the AEWR for actual driving time, processing paperwork, cleaning and fueling of vehicle. Cal Van drivers are to preform duties related to the tractor driving when not driving CalVans. Employee may drive /Cal Van on public roads. In order to drive a /Cal Van, Employees must possess valid drivers license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam and register as an FLCE driver. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the California Drivers License, Class B Physical Exam, and registration as an FLCE driver (if any). All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a drivers license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis. The Drivers License and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a Drivers License or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring. Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL or FLCE Certificate.

Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties such as cleaning up field before during and after farming work, picking up trash, discarding cartons and assisting as safety monitor when equipment is turning in the field to begin a new pass.

In the event that an employee is injured while on the job, the Company will provide a temporary work assignment that will be as closely related to the job duties described herein, while the employee recovers from a work-related illness which meets with physicians clearance to return to work under specific limitations. The work assignment will not be a permanent position, it will be temporary to accommodate the injured worker under doctors restrictions and time period that may differ from the heavy field work described within.

Special Requirements

Must have 1-month work experience working as a agricultural equipment operator and field work as defined in this application including farming work. Specific requirements include lifting to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. Must be able to walk on uneven ground. Must be able to work in sitting positions for long periods. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in field or housing.

See Addendum C.

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