Date: May 1, 2018
Farm Mechanic/Equipment Operator (Full-time)
We are a diversified family farm in western Massachusetts seeking a key full time, year round employee to fill a recently vacated position. We have a broad variety of older and new equipment, all very well maintained. The ideal candidate will know how to diagnose and repair common diesel engine and hydraulic issues, split tractors to repair broken or worn out parts, repair small gasoline engines, maintain and manage an inventory of repair parts, maintain good maintenance records have a valid driver’s license, be safety conscious, be able to operate as part of a team, and also be self directed when necessary.
The perfect candidate will understand that farming is not a 9-5, Monday – Friday job and that the pace of the job is seasonal with demanding schedules in the spring and summer, and a lighter schedule in the fall and winter.
While the ability to operate heavy machinery, field tractors, and other farm equipment is a plus, a willingness to learn to do those things is a necessity. The primary duties and skill sets focus on mechanics duties, however the position is a mixed one and the employee will also need to operate a variety of the equipment for plowing, harrowing, harvesting, and more.
Salary ($30,000-$55,000) is heavily dependent on experience and skill level. Benefits include: use of a fully tooled shop/repair facility; paid time off; 4 day work weeks in the winter; paid holidays. We are truly a family operation that goes the extra mile for our employees.
This position will remain open until filled by the right candidate. To learn more about our farm, please visit www.FourStarFarms.com. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
US Mail: Four Star Farms, Inc., 496 Pine Meadow Road, Northfield, MA 01360
Fax: (413) 498-4308