Massachusetts: Red Fire Farm seeks Tractor Operator and Field Manager

7 Mar
Tractor Operator and Field Manager position open at Red Fire Farm, a certified-organic vegetable farm in Western Massachusetts. Located in the vibrant Five-College area. Red Fire is the largest CSA serving the Boston area and the Pioneer Valley, and a provider in local wholesale and retail markets, including our farm stands and a farmers’ market. We are seeking experienced applicants interested in joining the crew for longer-term positions.
We are looking for an individual with proficiency operating a mix of farm machinery with precision and safety. You will work with the management team to implement the farm’s production plans in the field, from field preparation and seeding to cultivation and irrigation. Aside from field tractor work, you will round out time helping with harvests, and assisting with the general process of the farm.
Tractor Responsibilities
At Red Fire Farm you will operate 65-75 hp Massey and John Deer Tractors with Imants Spader, Flail mower, Chisel Plow, Perfecta, Bed Former, Mulch Layer, Lannen and Rain Flow Transplanters and other vegetable farm implements for field preparation and crop care. Detailed operation of ACG’s and Farmall Cubs for seeding and cultivating also. Please detail previous machinery experience, including crops and methods, in your application.
Background and Skills:
* Knowledge of vegetable growing systems and understanding of the field production process for organic crops will be helpful to understand detailed farm plans and practices.
* Field management experience.
* Ability to jump in to help in other areas of an organic vegetable farm as needed.
* Mechanical experience a plus.
All positions require a valid drivers license, physical stamina, sense of humor, and the ability to lift 50-75lbs repeatedly. Compensation is based on position and experience.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, please visit our application page and e-mail us all the necessary information. (http://redfirefarm.com/jobs/job_application.html).
Position will start in early April. Please send an initial note of interest to jobs@redfirefarm.com, and then applications ASAP for timely review.
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