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Irrigation Specialist I

Company: CSS Farms
Location: Pasco
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

CSS Farms, a multi-state agricultural business, strives to provide innovative solutions and superior quality and service to our customers. We proudly and relentlessly continue to meet the highest standards of stewardship when it comes to the three things we value most: our land, our employees, and our communities.We are a team-oriented company with a high trust, entrepreneurial culture. We value our employees' opinions, we have a strong work ethic, and are focused on growing great vegetables and developing our operations profitably. People who are most successful at CSS Farms are energetic, self-directed, and pragmatic.SummaryThe Irrigation Specialist I works with the Irrigation Manager, Farm Manager, Chemical Manager and Crop Specialist to effectively manage irrigation of approximately 9,000 acres of ground for potatoes, onions and various vegetables annually.ResponsibilitiesIn this role, you will: Start handlines on prescribed schedule. Walk drip irrigation fields and identify deficiencies. Monitor assigned fields and ensure all irrigation equipment is in good working order, repairing as needed and alerting the irrigation manager of major malfunctions. Verify sprinkler units, metering devices and pressure gauges on the system are functional. Use and maintain all personal protection equipment (PPE) recommended for each work situation. Coordinate with the irrigation team to ensure all your responsibilities are met efficiently. Assist with winter preventative maintenance of irrigation systems. Exercise respect and professionalism when working with land owners and other staff. Take on other tasks and responsibilities, as needed.Physical Demands Walking and working outdoors in the elements. Operate a motorized vehicle, control panel, telephone/radio and variety of hand tools. Walk across uneven surfaces in fields and outdoor work areas continuously (67% to 100%). Climb stairs and ladders occasionally (0%-33%). Work at heights up to 25 feet. Regularly handling objects of up to 65 lbs. Stand for extended periods of time (30 minutes at a time 8 hours per shift). Occasionally bend, reach, reach above shoulders, squat, kneel for 15 minutes, push or pull up to 50 lbs, twist/rotate arm, wrist and torso, and crawl 20 feet. Occasionally perform fine manipulations with hands and fingers.Expected Hours of Work Typical, daily farm hours are 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Irrigation seasons are busy and may require longer hours and weekends.Desired Qualifications A valid US driver's license or the ability to acquire one and pass vehicle insurance verification. A high school diploma or equivalent. Previous drip irrigation experience. Previous experience with center pivot irrigation. Solid problem-solving skills. Live within a 30 mile radius of your assigned fields. Proficiency in operating heavy equipment such as: boom truck, loader, telehandler, backhoe, dump truck, forklift, excavator, road graders is a plus. A strong work-ethic, and a can-do attitude. Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.Work Authorization In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.Benefits Market competitive salary Healthcare, Dental and Vision coverage as outlined in the company benefits overview. Flex spending account for out-of-pocket medical expenses. 401(k) plan options. Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, and Life Insurance. A paid time off package. Tuition reimbursement options.AAP/EEO StatementCSS Farms provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS Farms complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: CSS Farms, Pasco , Irrigation Specialist I, Other , Pasco, Washington

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