Equipment Operator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512698-639845
    • Job Location: Columbus, NE
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 31, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: October 30, 2018
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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.

In this role, you will:

  • Operate heavy and light equipment including but not limited to tractors, trucks, pickups, skid steers, loaders and other equipment as needed.
  • Optimize practices and utilize the latest ag technology such as GPS and precision Ag equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance as recommended by company and related manufacturers.
  • Keep accurate, complete, and timely records of repair work performed.
  • Maintain work area, chemical storage area, and equipment in a condition that promotes good safety practices.
  • Use and maintain all personal protection equipment recommended for each work situation.
  • 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.
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Driving between farms sites to move supplies.
  • Regularly handling objects of up to 65 lbs.


Expected Hours of Work

  • Typical, daily farm hours are 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Harvest and planting seasons are busy and require longer hours and some weekends.



Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications

  •  Must be able to with or without accommodation bend, squat, twist, and crouch to achieve angle and positions required to perform various repairs.
  • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions and/or oral instructions for repair work performed.
  • Ability to maintain accurate, complete, and timely records for repair work performed.
  • Willingness and ability to perform work extended hours including on weekends, holidays as required by seasonal nature of the business.
  • Demonstrated strong work-ethic and exceptional interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience repairing and maintaining farm equipment, including: fabricating, welding, electrical, and general mechanical repair.
  • Solid problem-solving skills and a desire to be in a self-directed role.
  • Previous experience working with potatoes and irrigated crops a plus.
  • Knowledge of crop Agronomics a plus.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
  • Class A CDL is a plus.


CSS Farms provides

  • Market competitive wages
  • 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.

CSS Farms is an EOE