Successful candidate will independently coordinate and/or perform assigned farm operations. Tasks may be diverse, requiring general knowledge of several areas of farm operations, or may require in-depth knowledge of one area of farm operations. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 5 days a week. Daily work hours Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm. This position pays $17.26/hour.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Feeds cows, heifers, and calves with equipment and by hand.
Operates skid steer, tractors, farm implements, and trucks.
Performs minor maintenance on farm equipment.
Performs minor maintenance on milking and barn equipment.
Performs light carpentry, electrical, and plumbing work not requiring a license.
Participates in milking rotation and performs other daily animal husbandry chores (feeding, cleaning, health treatments).
Participates in field activities (planting, tending, and harvesting crops).
Provides general upkeep on facilities (mowing lawns, weed trimming, snow removal, fence repair).
Due to the nature of the position, work beyond regular hours (to include evenings and weekends) will be necessary to meet the requirements of the position.
Associate's degree in agronomy, animal sciences, or a related field or equivalent work experience and training AND sufficient experience, including three years farm operations experience.
Valid Maine driver’s license.
Knowledge of proper use of assigned tools.
Knowledge of farm operations and procedures for operating, inspecting, maintaining, and storing assigned equipment.
Must obtain State of Maine Commercial Applicators license within 180 days of hire.
Knowledge of safety principals related to operation of assigned motorized equipment.
Ability to operate assigned tools and motorized equipment safely and effectively.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, often under unfavorable conditions.
Skill in routinely checking equipment, identifying equipment malfunctions and performing routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and reports.
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to (give and) receive work direction.
Ability to provide exemplary customer service.
Ability to participate in milking rotation and perform other animal husbandry chores.
Physical Requirements: Positions in this classification typically require:
Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, fire, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, and intense noises and travel.