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Idaho Department of Labor General Farmworker in Felt, Idaho

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Dates of need are 03/01/2021 to 11/01/2021 This order is for work in Felt/Teton, Idaho area. Applicant `MUST HAVE` 20 days experience as a general farm worker/irrigator/livestock worker and the name and number of the reference who has first hand knowledge and can verify the workers experience. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of seed potatoes, barley, wheat, and hay. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. 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; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay outlace in predetermined patterns in fields; 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. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions. 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; push button to start machinery; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; report malfunctions. Duties related to the Harvesting of Potatoes will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to: discard diseased/rotting product, rocks and foreign matter; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions.