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Idaho Department of Labor Farm/Irrigation Workers in Glenns Ferry, Idaho

This job was posted by https://idahoworks.gov : For more information, please see: https://idahoworks.gov/jobs/2023907

Dates of Need: 7/20/2023-10/1/2023. Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work. 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.

Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes and corn. 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: make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; replace/repair fencing; perform general clean up of farm areas. Irrigation duties will include the following:\ Solid Set Pipe: 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; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; 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.

Instruction, training, and general supervision will be provided by the farm operator or a designated employee. However, the worker must perform required duties without close supervision and listen to, understand, and follow simple instructions of the employer or supervisor. The worker will be required to return worn out tools, supplies, and equipment before new ones will be provided. Most duties are performed out of doors and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain, and other environmental conditions common in fields, including mosquitoes during certain seasons. The worker must crouch, bend, and lift and carry items weighing up 100 pounds in the course of performing required activities.

The worker may be offered work seven days a week, as farm work must be performed seven days a week. The worker will be required to work the minimum number of hours indicated in the application. The worker may be offered more than the specified hours per day, but is only required to work the hours specified. The worker may be requested, but will not be required, to work on his/her Sabbath and/or on Federal holidays.

Work hours may vary and there may be periods when little or no work will be available due to weather, time of year, and the requirements of the cropping program.