Tractor Operator


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

04/09/2018

Address

1875 Hurley Mountain Road
Hurley
New York
12443
United States

Description

Job Location:

Hudson Valley Farm Hub

1875 Hurley Mountain Rd.

Hurley, NY 12443


Job Description:

Title: Tractor Operator Appointment: Full Time, Salaried

Position Summary – Under the guidance of the Vegetable Production Manager, the Tractor Operator’s primary responsibility will be to operate tractors, implements, and other farm machinery relating to the Farm Hub’s organic vegetable production. The Tractor Operator will also perform general fieldwork for the vegetable operation, as needed.

The Tractor Operator will work as part of the Farm Hub Team and report to the Vegetable Production Manager. She/he will participate in trainings, workshops, and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with any and all tractor and equipment operation pertaining to vegetable production included, but not limited to:

–  Tillage, cultivation, spraying, fertilizer application, irrigation, mechanical harvest, direct seeding, transplanting, mowing, mulching, cover cropping

–  Assist in record keeping

–  Operate tractors and implements safely and effectively

–  Conduct routine equipment maintenance and adjustments as needed

Perform general farm work, as needed, including, but not limited to:

–  Greenhouse operations

–  Field preparation

–  Hoeing/hand weeding

–  Planting

–  Harvest and post-harvest handling

  Assist the Vegetable Production Manager with training Farm Hub employees in safe and effective equipment operation.

  Participate in training, workshops and staff meetings related to farm operations during work hours.

Required experience includes:

  5 or more years of organic vegetable production experience

  3 or more years operating tractors and equipment in a vegetable operation, including routine maintenance and adjustment

  Willingness to have a flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours as required

  Strong communication, listening, and interpersonal skills

  Written and verbal proficiency in English

  Strong commitment to the Farm Hub’s mission and values of equity and ecological resilience

  Demonstrated ability participate in a work environment of mutual respect, team building, and collaboration

  Ability to develop positive working relationships with people across different backgrounds

  Preferred experience includes:

  Use of Microsoft Office software and production record systems (e.g. AgSquared)

  NYS Pesticide Applicator license

  Spanish language proficiency

Additional Requirements:

• Must be able to lift 50 pounds

• Valid driver’s license

The Farm Hub Tractor Operator is a full-time, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to profarmer@hvfarmhub.org.

FLSA Classification: Exempt


Benefits

The Farm Hub Tractor Operator is a full-time, salaried position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates, regardless of race, gender, age, or sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and verbal proficiency in English (required)

Spanish language proficiency (preferred)

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

profarmer@hvfarmhub.org

http://hvfarmhub.org

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to profarmer@hvfarmhub.org.


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