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Tractor Operator at Open Field Farm - 13733

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Tractor Operator
Open Field Farm
2245 Spring Hill Road
94952 Petaluma , CA ,
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Job Description: 

We are seeking a knowledgeable, detail-oriented and hard working person to join our veggie crew with a specialization in tractor work. Open Field Farm is a diversified biodynamic farm, raising mixed vegetables and flowers, herbs, corn, grass fed beef, lamb, and laying hens for our 100-member CSA program in Petaluma, California. We cultivate 8 acres in annual vegetable production, plus 3 high tunnels, and grow more than 150 varieties of crops year round.

January to mid December (with the possibility of continuing for more seasons. We will prioritize applicants looking for longer term employment, but it is not a requirement.)

-Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm (Winter hours: 7:30-4:30, either 4 or 5 days/week)
-1 hour unpaid lunch: noon to 1 pm
-Monthly weekend chores in a rotation with other crew

-Hourly wage dependent on experience
-A full CSA membership, including vegetables, grain, beef, and eggs
-Private housing offered with no additional rent or utility payments

Duties & Responsibilities: 

-Primary responsibilities for this position involve operation and basic maintenance of tractor implements including spader, flail mower, bed shaper, hilling discs
-This position will also be trained for all aspects of tractor cultivation. We use a tuff-bilt cultivation tractor fit with a variety of accessories as well as blind cultivation set-ups fit to our other tractors.
-Use of BCS walk behind tractor.
-When not engaged in tractor operation, work will be in the fields and hoop houses, assisting with the production of market vegetables. It will include but not be limited to: Seeding, transplanting, weeding, irrigating, and harvesting of a wide variety of vegetables.

Education & Experience: 

-Enthusiastic about farm work, ability to problem solve and enjoys being part of a team.
-Previous tractor experience required, specifically with PTO and field prep.
-Experience with basic machine maintenance required.
-Good physical condition for extended amounts of outdoor labor in all seasons and all weather (able to bend, sit, squat, rake, shovel, lift 50 lbs, and carry).
-Must be reliable and timely.
-Able to operate tools and mechanical equipment safely.

Application Instructions: 

Please send us your resume and cover letter explaining what brought you to agriculture and what interests you about working at Open Field Farm.

Seth and Sarah James
Open Field Farm
2245 Spring Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952


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