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Red Fire Farm

184 Meadow Road
MONTAGUE, MA 01351
Website:redfirefarm.com/

Company Description:
Red Fire Farm is a leader in organic veggie production in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts. We have about 100 acres in cultivation and grow just about every vegetable that can be grown in this climate. We sell produce through our CSA program, wholesale, farmers' markets, and farm stand. We are dedicated to a seriously high quality standard, hold a deep belief in organic practices, and aim to build our local community around really good food.
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience MONTAGUE, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full / Part TimeAgriculture
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have

Preference: Nice to have
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Drivers License - Preference: Required
Description:
Our Vegetable Grower & Tractor Operators help implement the seeding, planting, cultivation, and maintenance of all the crops on the farm. Help us grow over 100 acres of organic crops to feed the community! Work outside and enjoy the fields and all the good food you help make.

We are looking for experienced tractor operators but are willing to train the right candidate in how to run equipment, though previous vegetable farming experience and equipment experience is a plus. This position is seasonal from early April through late November or mid-December, with winter work possible in other departments, such as farmers’ markets or packing.

Requirements: Valid drivers license and good driving record, ability to lift 30-50 lbs repeatedly and safely.

Responsibilities

Operate equipment to accomplish work with the tractor operator team to improve and or create production systems on the farm
Know farm standards for each kind of tractor work
Attend to the field and soil conditions that need to be created for different crops
Practice safety and respect equipment at all times
Work with team to improve or create production systems on the farm
Keep up basic maintenance and care on tractors and implements
Communicate equipment problems to farm owner and harvest manager as they arise
Participate in irrigation rotation during drought times or for frost protection
Schedule & Hours: Typical workday hours are from 8 am – 5:30 pm, changing to 7:30 am – 6 pm during the peak of the season, Monday through Friday with a one-hour lunch, overall less in spring and winter, more in the summer at times. Tractor operators can expect to rotate through some weekend hours.

Due to the nature of farming, all farm employees are expected to be available to work on the holidays that occur during the active farming season, to be on-call during spring and fall frosts, and to be flexible with the length of work days during the season.

Job Type: full-time seasonal with winter hours available in other departments.

Pay: Based on experience

Benefits:

All the fresh organic produce you can eat!
15% discount at farm retail locations
Other Perks:

Plenty of fresh air and exercise.
Opportunity to advance and build on your skills; including language practice.
An open and friendly working environment where your feedback is welcomed.
Location: 184 Meadow Road, Montague, MA or 7 Carver St. Granby MA 01033

To Apply: Please send a letter of interest as well as your simple resume and three relevant work references with contact info to jobs(a)redfirefarm.com.'
Requirements:
Valid drivers lesson with clean driving record.


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