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Spray Rig Operator

Company: Wonderful Citrus
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Wonderful Citrus is America's largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

Job Description

Overview:

Duties included the operation of farm equipment for fertilizing, spraying and other pest control activities. Must have experience operating tractor or large farm machinery, and ability to repair equip., follow detailed instructions without close supervision, and ability to lift 50lbs.

Here's what you'll do:

  • Operate Equipment to spray and otherwise apply chemicals to field.
  • Drive tractor and use towed or self-propelled equipment to spray or otherwise apply chemicals
  • Perform field level routine maintenance
  • Sets up and attaches operational equipment
  • Adjusts equipment by setting speed, spacing, etc... Regulates flow through nozzles in sprayers.
  • Drives, operates, adjusts, and handles equipment according to safe operating procedures.
  • Mount and dismount equipment
  • Lift and attach tractor implements that weigh up to 50 lbs.
  • Sit for long periods of time while twisting back to see the rear of the tractor
  • Operate equipment by releasing brake, shift gears, depress pedals, manipulate steering controls, read pages
  • May perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Here's what you'll bring to the table:

    • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.
    • Have experience operating tractor or large farm equipment safely.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Ability to work with people and have good communication skills, interpersonal relationships.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and talk of hear.
    • The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions.
    • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to all weather conditions to include occasionally being exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
    • Depending on business needs; weekends will be required.
    • Employees will be notified the day prior with any changes to the schedule.

      Additional Information

      Here's what we'll bring to the table:

      • Wonderful Giving - a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
      • Employee college tuition reimbursement
      • Employee referral program* - $1,500 per exempt referral; $500 per non-exempt referral, * Taxes applicable.
      • Full benefits package -- Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)

        Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 9,000 employees worldwide. We've made Wonderful Pistachios one of America's top-selling salty snacks. We've turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California's top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world's largest flower delivery service.

        The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

        Wonderful Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

        EEO is the law

Keywords: Wonderful Citrus, Edinburg , Spray Rig Operator, Other , Edinburg, Texas

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