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Idaho Department of Labor General Farm/Irrigation Worker in BLACKFOOT, Idaho

This job was posted by https://idahoworks.gov : For more information, please see: https://idahoworks.gov/ada/r/jobs/1429020 &&&Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes, wheat and sugar beets. 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; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from&&crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; remove rocks & vines from row&&crops; aid operator in correct machine performance; operate 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 on pump; 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.&&Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system.& Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay outlace 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. 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&&&