Plantation Technician

  • Turner Enterprises, Inc.
  • Lamont, Florida
  • Jan 10, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

Employer: Turner Enterprises Management, LLC
Supervisory Position:  No
Job Title: Plantation Tech              
Uses Time & Attendance: No
Location:  Lamont, Florida|
Division:  Avalon Plantation
Home Department:  Avalon - 000005
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Position Type: Full Time Fluctuating Work Week / Benefits Eligible
Housing Provided: No

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Plantation Tech performs various duties related to the operations of Avalon Plantation.  These duties include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Operate farm tractors to mow roads, clear and clean roads after storms and maintain feed trails.
  • Handle heavy equipment to clear debris in woods and create burn piles.
  • Maintain knowledge of farming including harrowing, planting, and spraying.
  • Operate ATVs and UTVs to assist with burning.
  • Perform daily plantation duties that include, but not limited to, feeding horses and dogs, using chemicals to clear fences and control weeds, cleaning and maintaining equipment, and running errands / airport trips.
  • Handle firearms, particularly shotguns and rifles and may be required to guide guests on hunting experiences.

COMPETENCY AND CHARACTERISTICS
To perform the job successfully, the ideal candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Must demonstrate the ability to coordinate multiple projects with multiple employees to complete a common goal.
  • Must exhibit a quality work ethic, be goal-oriented, and be a self-starter with the ability to function as a team player.
  • Must exhibit sound and accurate judgment, use time efficiently, and must demonstrate attention to detail as well as high standards for cleanliness.
  • Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Must be punctual, follow instructions, and respond to management direction.
  • Must commit to long hours, when necessary, to meet goals, work with minimal supervision, act independently in the absence of a supervisor; exercise discretion, tact and diplomacy, and maintain confidentiality.  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job does not have supervisory responsibilities. 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Heavy equipment experience is a plus. ATV/UTV experience is highly desirable.
  • Firearms experience is required.
  • Must have experience with horses and must be able to ride horses on quail hunts.

REASONING ABILITY
The employee must have the ability to solve practical problems and the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
The employee must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals as well as the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
If position requires the operation of a vehicle, the employee must possess a valid Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment. The employee’s driving record must meet the standards and requirements of the Company and the Company's insurance carrier.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • The employee must adhere to Company and Property policies and procedures, which are included in the Employee Handbook.
  • The employee must present documentation establishing both identity and employment authorization within three days of hire, pursuant to federal law.
  • The candidate must undergo pre-employment drug test, (after offer is given but before applicant has commenced work). Random drug tests may be given throughout the year.
  • The employee must have a personal vehicle to travel from property location to local town for personal needs.
  • The Company operates as a drug free workplace. Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas only. Must follow the Drug & Alcohol policy covered in the Employee Handbook.
  • Must be prepared to work during the holiday season (peak season at Avalon is from mid-November through early March).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, dig with various tools, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must be able to ride an ATV for extended periods of time on uneven, rough terrain, and occasionally on roads and flat terrain while performing job duties. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to perform physical labor for extended periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to firearms, high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be alert and aware of dangers that are present while working in a semi-remote environment.

*In accordance with applicable law, the Company will reasonably accommodate any disabled individual who requests an accommodation that will allow him/her to perform the essential job duties or functions of his/her position. Accommodation inquires must be made to the Company’s Human Resources Department for consideration.”
Turner Enterprises Management, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Smoke Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

For more information, and to apply online, visit www.tedturner.com.