Farm Worker (Dairy)
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Mobile, AL 36608
Feed and water livestock and monitor food and water supplies. Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute fee to animals. Examine animals to detect illness, injury or disease, and to check physical characteristic, such as rate of weight gain.
Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions, Inspect, maintain and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences. Move equipment or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts. Clean stalls,
pens, and equipment using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, and/or pumps. Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks or other enclosures. May be required to separate/sort livestock according to size and weight.
Workers may be required to apply ID tags.
Attend to live farm, and ranch animals that may include cattle, horses and other equines. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, branding, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to
detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas.
Cleans plows, combines, and tractors using scraper and broom. Stacks loose hay, using pitchfork or pitches hay into automatic bailing machine. Stacks bales of hay and loads them onto wagon or truck using a handbook. Workers must be able to work
in a bent over position for long periods of time, clearing property, caring wire, posts, and hand tools long distances across rough terrain. Worker must be able to climb ladders and fence. Worker will use hand tools to maintain living area that is used
during breeding and birthing process. Clear off farmland to increase planting acreage during spring planting season.
Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors, trucks, and other farm equipment during daily operations, as an incidental activity. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, workers will be instructed in the
safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may
result in termination.
GENERAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CROPS: Fieldwork begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 110 degrees to 20 degrees F. Workers
will perform the majority of tasks standing in the upright position and can expect to stand on their feet for extended periods of time. Some tasks, however, require workers to perform activities on their feet in stooped or crouched position for long periods
of time. Workers will use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects, such as potted plants. Workers will frequently lift weights of 75 lbs. consistently. Workers will supply their own work clothes. All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one
(1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that that is incidental to farming the crops
listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, bedding and potting plants, weeding or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, pallets, seed beds, racks, grounds, mowing, weed eating, operate tractor/farm equipment,
sprayers, incidental crop set up, move irrigation pipes and equipment, gardening, weeding and shrubbing, etc. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of SOC 45-2093.00 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.
Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated