LNM Technician Ruckman - Albany
The LNM Technician provides crop management and nutrient application to farmland areas in an environmentally sound and sustainable fashion. Ensures all outdoor activities are completed to satisfy Smithfield Hog Production Division’s commitment to farm appearance and stewardship policies.
- General maintenance which may include crawling under equipment or lying on the ground
- Weed eating, spraying, side mowing, bush hogging, discing fields
- Record keeping
- Moving reels, pivots, linear, pumps, or other equipment
- Driving tractor/mowers
- Comply with all Safety (IPS), Bio-Security (BMS) and Environmental (EMS) management system’s rules and regulations
- Daily rainfall readings, inspections
- Facilitate spill recoveries with a trash pump
- Winterize equipment
- AerWaying, setting up pump and suction, and pumping/transferring water or effluent
- Achieve certification with state as spray applicator within one (1) year of hire date
- Must be on call to work in emergency situations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
- High School diploma or GED preferred.
- Ability to read and speak the English language
- Previous experience with farm machinery or heavy equipment
- Ability to work alone.
- Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations.
- Must be able to work an average 48 hour week, which can vary frequently.
- Must have valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.
- Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed.
- Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
- Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
- Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
- Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
- The farm environment will include wet or humid conditions (weather related), cold and heat (weather and non-weather-related), working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, and chemicals.
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