Minnesota Native Landscapes, a leader in ecological restoration, has an opening for an Equipment Operator to join our Products team at our Foley location. The Equipment Operator is responsible for equipment operation and maintenance, while also assisting with all aspects of native seed production and farm operations including but not limited to: planting, spraying, weed control, harvesting and seed cleaning. Duties and Responsibilities: - Operates a variety of equipment, which includes agricultural tractors, self-propelled sprayer/applicator, skid-loaders, combine, mowers, among other equipment used for seed production. - Conducts general farm equipment maintenance. - Assists with the fabrication and modification of equipment. - Performs daily upkeep of small equipment, which includes weed whips, backpack sprayers, among other small equipment used for seed production. - Assists with field work, which includes planting, spraying, weed control, harvesting and seed cleaning. - Performs other duties as assigned. Required Qualifications: - Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Ecology, Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management or related fields preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. - Must have agricultural experience, which includes farm equipment operation and maintenance. - Experience with herbicide handling and application preferred. - Must have, or be willing to acquire, a commercial pesticide applicator license. - Able to work independently, as well as part of a team. - Strong verbal and written communication skills. - Basic computer skills preferred. - Passion for the company's mission to "Heal the Earth". - Demonstrated success with living the company's core values of passion for the mission, excellence, innovation, real grit, and positivity. Physical Requirements: - Must be able to lift up and carry to 50 lbs. - Able to bend, stretch, push, pull, reach and move as needed in order to complete various agricultural/seed production duties. - Prolonged periods of time standing. - Able to work long hours, including early mornings, late evenings and occasional weekends; work hours may be reduced during the winter season. - Must be able to work in varying weather conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold. Minnesota Native Landscapes, Inc. (MNL) was founded in 1998 as an Ecological Restoration company that specializes in the preservation and restoration of native plant communities throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Our dedicated staff has experience designing, installing, and maintaining native ecosystems for: government entities, corporate campuses, energy providers and distributers, and the general public. In addition to our extensive service offerings, we also produce a wide variety of native plants and seed. MNL operates out of three locations in Minnesota, with our headquarters just off I-94 in Otsego. For more information, please visit our website at www.mnnativelandscapes.com. Join us in our mission to heal the earth by positively impacting 10 million acres by 2030!
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