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Job Title: Irrigator
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
“STRONG HISTORY. EXCITING FUTURE.”
Bolthouse Farms is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com. 


JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Irrigator will be responsible for maintaining agriculture equipment in the shop as well as out in the field. The ideal candidate will assist the Assistant Manager by performing the required maintenance and repairs on company tractors and irrigation Pivots.  
JOB DUTIES: 
Maintain and repair irrigation system components such as center pivot systems, surface irrigation, flow meters, motors, pumps, PVC pipes, air vents, flush valves, sprinkler heads etc
Operates and maintain pumping and pipeline systems
Closely monitor all irrigation system operations, making adjustments or changes as necessary 
Install new irrigation and sprinkler systems and removes old systems and recovers reusable equipment as required
Repairs and replaces electrical components in a rapid, safe, and effective manner
Keeps management informed of the day to day production and maintains quality control of finished product. 
Maintains work area clean at all times 
Keeps agriculture equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, and performing preventative maintenance 
Other duties as assigned 


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment 
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, uses, repair, and maintenance
Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot needed repairs on agriculture equipment, tractors, and irrigation Pivots 
Electrical skills needed in dealing with 480V
Must have good mathematical skills 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
High School Diploma or equivalent; or one to three years farm labor experience including work with irrigation systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
Valid California Driver License
One to two years of experience repairing and maintaining equipment
Basic equipment industry training on tractors and irrigation Pivots 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for commercial irrigating, fertilizing, planting and growing, preferred 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Environmental exposure-cold/wet conditions (40° or below), heat (99° or above)
Must be able to lift/push- pull/carry up to 50lbs
Must be able to work in tight areas that require lifting, bending, climbing up and down large equipment 


HOURS & WORKDAYS:
1st shift (6:00am-2:30pm), the days and hours for this position will vary and be based on the AG Wage Order which will be working 10 hours a day up to 60 hours per week.
 
 

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 
 
 
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