Occupation Profile for Farm Labor Contractors

Recruit, hire, furnish, and supervise seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers for a fee. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.

 
 
 

 
 
Sample Job Titles
Contractor, Farm
Crew Leader
Harvest Contractor
Harvest Contractor, Field Crop
Harvesting Contractor

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Employ foremen to deal directly with workers when recruiting, hiring, instructing, assigning tasks, and enforcing work rules.
  • Core — Supervise the work of contracted employees.
  • Core — Furnish tools for employee use.
  • Supplemental — Direct and transport workers to appropriate work sites.
  • Supplemental — Provide check-cashing services to employees.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

10 Farm Labor Contractor Jobs Found


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Enel Green Power North America, Inc. - MA - Andover - posted 7 days ago
Nichols Farms a grower and processor of pistachios and almonds is located in Hanford, CA. We have over 50 years of farming experience and 25 years ...
Nichols Farms - CA - Visalia - posted 18 days ago
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Whitewave Foods Company - TX - Dallas - posted 15 days ago
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KEAR Civil Corporation - AZ - Phoenix - posted 17 days ago
In this position the contractor will be doing order picking 95% of his/her day. Enter order numbers into a scan gun in which they receive a number ...
Aerotek - Cottage Grove - posted 7 days ago
Staff Accountant The Staff Accountant will assist and work under the direction of the Accounting Manager of Valley Pride, Inc. This professional le...
Valley Pride Inc. - CA - Castroville - posted 28 days ago
Bartlett Grain Company Job Title: Grain Elevator Projects Intern Req. # 914-BGC-(NonEx)-340 Primary Job Location: Travelling position based out of ...
Bartlett & Company - Kansas City - posted 19 days ago
Position Overview: Supports production effort on assigned shift. Supervises maintenance repairs ensuring quality work is performed, cost effective ...
Tyson Foods Incorporated - TX - Haltom City - posted 1 day ago
Primary job function is to effectively manage the maintenance Department so that it may produce a safe and wholesome quality product in a cost effi...
PRAIRIE FARMS DAIRY - Somerset - posted 6 days ago
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Wheelabrator - NH - Portsmouth - posted 3 days ago

 
 
 
 
 
 

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