Employment

We are currently taking applications for a Farm Tractor Operator position that begins in the winter or spring and goes through all of 2018.

The Crew Leader position is filled.

Farm Tractor Operator position for Open Hands Farm

Open Hands Farm in Northfield, MN is a 15 acre vegetable operation serving a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) as well as wholesale accounts with certified organic produce nearly year-round. We are seeking a highly motivated and eager individual to fill a tractor operator/fix-it person position.

This position would include being involved in all aspect of tractor operating during the season, fixing machinery that breaks, setting up irrigation, light construction and building/small equipment maintenance and repair, and possibly driving the delivery truck once a week in the late summer through March. The tractor work includes but is not limited to discing, mowing, cultivating, forklift operation etc.

Requirements of the job:

–have at least a year experience driving tractors

–be willing and happy to work alone, and communicating easily with farmers regularly throughout the day

–be comfortable driving a stick shift

–have experience and interest in learning how to work machinery

This position could be part time (3 days a week) or full time, depending on the candidate. If it was a full time position, there would also be regular farm tasks added in, such as planting, weeding, harvesting, and washing vegetables.

Pay is commensurate with experience, beginning at $12 per hour, with a bonus at the end of the year, based on how good (financially) the year went, plus veggies, paid sick days and other side benefits. This position could begin this winter or in the spring.

To apply, please send us:

our email is openhandsfarm(at)gmail.com

Your Name, Address, Phone, Email.  Please also include date you are available to start work, and if you have any commitments for time away during the season.

Be sure you include the following information as well:

  • Relevant past work experience, detailing duties and responsibilities and/or resume
  • Applicable past leadership responsibilities and/or community working or living experience
  • Farming and/or gardening goals
  • Physical ability to do the work
  • Tractors used, implements used, and familiarity with tractor tasks, if applicable
  • Description of why you are interested in working here
  • 2-3 work references, including previous employer, whether farming related or not, and any farm-related work references.

After we get your application information, we will contact and give interviews with qualified candidates.  Depending on the time of year, we prefer to have a working interview, so we can meet each other face to face and get a feel as to how we all will work together.

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