Hiring: Equipment Operator and Assistant Farm Mechanic – Atlas Farm
Equipment Operator and Assistant Farm Mechanic
The Equipment Operator and Assistant Mechanic position is focused on field crop production and assisting the Farm Mechanic with the maintenance and repair of farm equipment and facilities. Equipment work includes field preparation, planting, cultivation, pest and disease control, and other production practices. This position is heavily centered on equipment work and applicants should have at least 2 years experience operating tractors and other farm equipment and a knowledge of vegetable production practices in New England. Experience with general farm mechanics and handyman skills are also required. The Equipment Operator and Assistant Mechanic works closely with the farm mechanic, farm owner and the rest of the management staff and should have strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and ability to adapt quickly to the ever changing farm environment. This position requires 50+ hours per week during the main growing season of April-November with part-time off season work, as well. To apply, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org. Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience.
Applicants for all of our positions should be hard-working, reliable, self-motivated, and share our commitment to sustainable agriculture. Farm work is fun and rewarding but also very physically demanding. Applicants should have the desire to work outside even in adverse weather and be able to work early in the morning and for long hours during the main growing season.
We pride ourselves on the amazing crew we have here at the farm. We work very hard and focus on efficiency, but also foster a great work environment where people are engaged in their work, enjoy their co-workers, and take pride in an exceptional finished product. Most of our crew have been with us for many years, and we are always looking for more talented individuals to join our team!