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Walther Farms Agricultural Equipment Operator in Winslow, Arizona

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Crops/Commodities:potatoes .This job requires a minimum of 12 months of verifiable prior experience driving/servicing the combination of a tractor unit and semi-trailer, or a 3-axle or greater straight chassis tractor with a GVWR rating of greater than 26,001 lbs. with a trailer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency. Worker will drive semi tractor-trailer truck to/from specified destinations within area of intended employment; maneuver trucks into and out of loading and unloading positions. Driver will perform duties in both on-road (paved) and off-road conditions.Worker must possess the ability to successfully operate in rough and adverse off-road conditions and ability to drive truck underneath the harvester boom safely, as instructed by the harvester driver. Worker must possess the ability to read a map, understand directions, use GPS and successfully navigate to a specific location; complete electronic log (training will be provided, if needed) and or paper logs when required; regularly climb up and down, on, into and out of tractor and trailers; complete pre-trip and post-trip inspection and ELOGs/paperwork for trucks and trailers; perform all preventive maintenance duties to assigned fleet vehicle (grease fifth wheel, lube zerk fittings, wheel hubs, change oil, along with oil and air filters, and replace windshield wipers. Assist with reactive maintenance on assigned fleet vehicle, to include troubleshoot and repair minor electrical problems, such as blown fuses, marker lights, tag lights and headlights, replace damaged landing gear legs, sand pads and crank handles, air lines and be willing and able to learn internal trailer wall patch and repair. Driver should possess the willingness and ability to change a truck or trailer tire, as well as perform or learn brake system maintenance, to include replacing brake drums, shoes/pads, brake chambers and slack adjusters. Driver is responsible for daily, weekly and monthly surface and deep cleanings of assigned fleet vehicle, including exterior, chassis, engine area and trailers. Truck/trailer wash will largely be done by the driver through the use of company provided pressure washers at the terminal area or at farm locations, though some exceptions may be granted for commercial facility use on a limited basis. Worker may also operate pull tractor to aid inthe extraction of tractors and/or trailers that have become stuck in sand, mud, snow, grass, etc. and will operate a hosteling truck to jockey trailers and/or form loading lines for filling and weighing purposes. Driver must be willing and able to assist farm personnel at the loading area and shipping line as required. These duties could include but are not limited to the following: standing on the sorting line to remove unsatisfactory potatoes, rocks and other foreign material, shoveling dirt, debris and unusable potatoes that have been discarded from the shipping line process, and moving trailers into and out of loading bays as required. Workers must be willing to learn and assist in the installation and removal of seasonal trailer ventilation systems. This will include installing and removing tubes, connecting and disconnecting ducts from trailers as well as learn to operate assigned generators and air conditioning equipment.