WHO WE ARE:
Kitchen Farms in Elmira, Michigan has been growing, bagging and shipping premium table stock potatoes since 1910. We are a family owned and operated farm business that takes great pride in operating a top-notched organization where employees are valued and equipment and facilities are well maintained.
JOIN OUR TEAM:
You will be operating both farm equipment in the fields and forklifts in the warehouse/potato storage areas. From working ground in the spring to operating equipment indoors moving potatoes, to assisting in other areas on the farm; you will enjoy the variety this position offers.
THIS ROLE IS FOR YOU IF:
- Have prior experience operating heavy equipment such as farm tractors, construction or military equipment
- Pay attention to the details, keeping accurate records and taking care of equipment
- Have some mechanical understanding and are able to identify problems and assist with light equipment maintenance
- Enjoy the autonomy of operating equipment and are comfortable with the long hours involved in farming
- Like to work in an environment that is organized and the team prides themselves on well-maintained equipment and facilities
The position offers excellent pay and is paid hourly with time and ½ over 40 hours per week. Hourly wage depends on experience. Benefits include health insurance, IRA retirement with matching 3% of wages, and paid vacation.
- Operate equipment such as tractors with implements, forklifts, etc.
- Perform daily pre-inspections on equipment such as checking fluids, tire pressure, etc.
- Complete accurate records and data tracking
- Follow all company procedures and all safety procedures and practices
- Maintain clean equipment
- Work closely with management to communicate any issues in the field or warehouse
- Assist in other farm areas as needed.
- 2+ years operating heavy equipment such as farm equipment and/or construction equipment
- Ability to work well with a team and communicate clearly with others
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to work longer hours during peak seasons