Farm Equipment Operator


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Posted Date 5/29/2024
Description Job Details

Job Location
San Antonio Food Bank - Culinary Building - San Antonio, TX

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level

Salary Range
$17.00 - $18.00

Travel Percentage
Travel Required

Job Shift

Job Category
Nonprofit - Social Services


General Description: TheFarm Equipment Operator will be responsible for operating tractors, tractor implements, and other farm machinery relating to crop production. This position will involve working with SAFB staff, volunteers, interns, and visitors.

Essential Functions:
  • Operate tractors, tractor implements, farm vehicles and equipment safely.
  • Maintain irrigation schedule for all farms based on acceptable watering practices and restrictions.
  • Maintain Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for all farms.
  • Responsible for any tillage, cultivation, fertilizer application, planting, irrigation, mechanical harvest, mowing, post-harvest handling and cover cropping initiatives.
  • Maintain records of all fertilizer, pest or weed control applications.
  • Works with landscape team to maintain landscape, gardens, and farms.
  • Conducts routine maintenance of all farm equipment.
  • Maintains records of all farm equipment maintenance.
  • Assist with the training of Farm staff and interns on using farm equipment.
  • Maintains all MSDS sheets for chemicals and pesticides used.
  • Assists with volunteer events.
  • Maintain inventory of all farm equipment and updates quarterly.
  • Responsible for securing all areas and the security of farm vehicles and equipment.
  • Participate in trainings, workshops, and staff meetings.
  • Maintains required licenses to operate machinery and a valid driver's license.
  • Always acts as ambassador of the San Antonio Food Bank when conducting business with donors, partner agencies, volunteers, staff, visitors, and donation recipients.
  • Accepts additional duties as assigned.

  • 5+ years experience operating and maintaining farm equipment and implements.
  • 5+ years' experience towing and hauling using large trailers.
  • 5+ years' experience training and supervising staff.
  • This position requires weekend work.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other staff, volunteers, and agency personnel.
  • Attention to details, possessing good judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to represent the Food Bank in a courteous, professional manner.
  • Possession of a current Texas driver's license and a clean driving record; Class A license preferred.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit, talk, hear, keyboard, and utilize fine manipulation and near visual acuity. The employee is occasionally required to walk, utilize gross manipulation, push, pull, reach, and stoop. The employee must occasionally lift, and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

This job is performed in an indoor office environment and occasionally may require attendance at outdoor events. You may be required to drive to different locations with varying conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary17.50 Hour
Equipment Operator
Per Diem

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