Successful candidate will independently coordinate and/or perform assigned farm operations. Tasks may be diverse, requiring general knowledge of several areas 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. 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. Must be able to be able to do occasional overnights. This position pays $17.26/hour.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Operate tractors, farm implements and trucks.
Perform general maintenance on farm equipment.
Perform light carpentry, plumbing and electrical work not requiring a license.
Perform orchard work (pruning, spraying, mowing).
Perform field operations (plowing, planting, harvesting).
General upkeep of buildings and grounds (mowing lawns, weed trimming, snow removal, ect).
Maintain inventory within assigned area of responsibilities.
Order supplies and parts.
Assist in major equipment purchases.
Coordinate and/or attend safety training.
Supervise summer student workers.
Collect data and maintain accurate records.
Associates degree in agriculture or related field or equivalent work experience and training, including three years farm operation experience.
Valid Maine driver’s license.
Ability to get and maintain a state of Maine commercial pesticide license.
Experience operating farm equipment.
Ability to operate assigned tools and motorized equipment safely and effectively.
Knowledge of safety principles related to operation of assigned motorized equipment.
Ability to routinely check equipment, identify equipment malfunctions and perform routine cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, often under unfavorable conditions.
Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and reports.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.
Ability to provide exemplary customer service.
Physical Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: Ability to perform physical activities that require talking, hearing, seeing and considerable and repetitive use of arms and legs and moving entire body, such as reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, climbing, lifting, bending, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
Heavy work: The ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Lifting and exerting forces more than 50 pounds requires assistance by other employee(s) or mechanical assistance. Individual forces must never exceed 50 pounds.
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.