Farm Technician

Black Gold Farms invites you to grow with us! At Black Gold, we strive to provide our employee's work with a purpose. We recognize that our operation relies on many skilled and talented individuals doing many things right to successfully grow, harvest, sell and distribute our crops throughout the United States. We work on the farm, in the field, at the office and on the road. We do what we can to be good stewards of the land, good community members and good industry partners.
Here at Black Gold Farms, we work hard to ensure that each person that is a part of our team is offered: an opportunity to grow personally and professionally, rewards that include more than earning a salary, impactful work that matters, a culture that includes being a part of our family and values that extend locally and globally.
Black Gold Farms has been in operation for over 85 years. The company has evolved into a global industry leader in potato production, sales and service. Please join us in serving our customers, sustaining our business and feeding the World.
Black Gold Farms is looking for a Farm Technician for its Rhodesdale, MD location. The person in this role will serve as the Grading Shed Lead during harvest. Responsibilities of this position include:
Perform spraying operations during the season using a John Deere sprayer
Supervise the operations, set up and maintenance of equipment for seed cutting and storage.
Supervise all aspects of the grading shed during harvest to include the start up and running of the wash line.
Maintain the network and all the electrical in the grading shed.
Operate any and all equipment on the farm, as needed.
Keep track of and separate seed varieties, supervise the piling of seed in the warehouse.
Assist with supervising seasonal employees with grading and field responsibilities
Supervise and perform equipment maintenance in the off season.
Experience is desired in crop spraying, irrigation, farm equipment operation, general maintenance, basic agronomy, Microsoft software programs and supervision of employees. Must have or be able to obtain an applicator's license. The candidate will be highly motivated, have good organizational skills and maintain a positive work environment. Black Gold has an excellent benefits package, including health, a company funded health savings account, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) program with a company match, paid time off, and incentive compensation. Relocation assistance may be provided if necessary.

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