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This job expired on March 20, 2022

Tractor Operator/Farmers Market Lead Fifth Crow Farm

  • Date Posted January 19, 2022
  • Location Pescadero, CA
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description
Fifth Crow Farm is a Certified Organic and Animal Welfare Approved operation growing vegetables, fruits and flowers and raising 700 laying hens on 75 acres of the beautiful California Coast. 
Job description

Job opportunity:

Full-time Tractor Operator at Fifth Crow Farm; Pescadero, CA


We are seeking a hard-working and inspired individual to join our team of tractor operators for the 2022 season. The person works closely with the farm owners and a small team of seasoned operators to manage 75 acres of field production, from primary tillage through to harvest, for a wide diversity of crops.  This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience with the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm scale by working alongside experienced farmers.

Applicants must also be willing to drive to and lead a weekend farmers market.  


Pay: $18-20+/hour depending on experience ($35-40K annually), with health insurance and dental benefits, 1 week paid vacation, paid sick days, and food from the farm.  Raise reviews occur every 6 months.  Housing on site may be available.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

– Performing various stages of tractor work [spading, discing, ripping, bed making, cultivating, seeding, fertilizing, spraying, mowing, grading, mechanical transplanting, mechanical harvesting and other related tasks] 

– Maintaining detailed records of inputs, plantings and other field activities 

– Work closely with the Irrigation Manager to coordinate field moisture & tractor work 

– Basic maintenance of tractors, including daily inspections and bi-annual servicing. 

– Lead a Farmers’ Market 1x weekly

– During the CSA season (May-November), joining a team of 12 people to pack 750+ customized CSA boxes weekly.

– Errand runs once or twice a month



- This position requires at least one year experience operating a range of equipment on a row-crop farm. 

- Must have experience with the care of mechanical equipment.  Mechanical servicing skills and metalworking are a plus.

- Good communication skills and an ability to self manage are critical 

- Experience in customer service and with farmers’ market sales is a plus.

- Basic communication in Spanish is a plus

- We are looking for someone willing to give a minimum two year commitment

- Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform repetitive tasks

Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $18.00 - $20.00 Application instructions
This job expired on March 20, 2022
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