Overton School Farm
We are a small family-owned business with a farm, rental homes, and commercial properties, looking for someone with knowledge and skills to handle many different types of properties.
The farmhand performs general farm work as directed, such as operating and maintaining the operational condition of farm equipment, caring for livestock (Beekeeping experience is a plus), mowing and baling hay, planting forage crops, tree, garden maintenance. Also maintenance on the house, buildings, and pool.
The skilled maintenance worker will help make homes rent-ready. You will be responsible for applying basic fixes to equipment, responding to tenant work orders, and preparing vacant homes for rent.
For the commercial properties, help will be needed in the same way as the farm and rental tasks
Education: A high school education or the equivalent is required.
Experience: Experience working on a farm or ranch and performing work such as caring for livestock, fixing fences, cutting trees, mowing and baling hay, etc. Experience in operating and maintaining farm equipment, such as tractors, mowers, chain saws, etc. is required. Being reliable with a keen eye for detail is the first step to getting this job. The ideal candidate will have experience and solid technical knowledge. You must possess manual dexterity and physical stamina.
Skills: Must be able to read English language sufficiently to understand written directions for the proper mixture, use, and disposal/storage of chemicals, fertilizers, and similar products used in agricultural work. Skill in the proper operation and maintenance of farm machinery, tractors, tools, and agricultural equipment is required. Must know how to drive farm tractors. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Skill in the use of an arc welder and cutting torch is preferred.
License: Possession of a Texas driver’s license is required. Possession of a public pesticide operator’s license is a plus.
Effort: Requires the ability to work out-of-doors, year-round, in all types of weather. Requires the ability to lift and transport fruit growing or agricultural supplies and equipment weighing up to 70 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged walking and standing; frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual, electrically-powered, and diesel- or gasoline-powered farm machinery, tools, and equipment. Requires the ability to access areas that may only be accessible by climbing ladders. Must be able to move throughout the assigned area.
Often you would be handling the property and animals on your own as if they were your own, even on some days off.
All people on the farm are COVID vaccinated and masked when in public. Applicant must show proof of vaccination and be willing to mask.
To apply: Please email a cover letter stating your interest and why it is you wish to work for us, along with your resume (or your resume will not be reviewed).
This position requires three professional references. This position will require a criminal background check and will require a signed nondisclosure agreement.
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