Lead Operator – Farming

Lead Operator – Farming

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Melfort, Saskatchewan

Office Professionals




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a Saskatchewan-based grain farming company to hire Lead Operators across the province. This is a unique opportunity to join an organization that strives to be the industry leader in farm efficiency, agronomic performance and environmental stewardship.

Aiming to be respected leaders in the communities they operate in, our client prioritizes collaboration and a positive company culture. The success of the organization is achieved through commitment, communication, and teamwork.

Applicants from across Saskatchewan are welcome! 

Perks & Benefits:
  • Exceptional compensation, with the potential for bonus and/or profit sharing
  • Potential for career growth and professional development
  • Diverse crops and geographical spread offers organizational stability
  • New, well-cared-for equipment
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • As a lead Operator, you will be responsible for the management of the people and operations of your location
  • Working with the senior management team to ensure the successful planting, production, harvest, storage and delivery of the crops for your location
  • Training & Development
    • Supply and support to in-field operators for all equipment
    • Supervise operators in the completion of in-field equipment repairs and maintenance
    • Diagnose, repair & maintain in-field farm equipment, machinery, and trucks
    • Ensure proactive maintenance of all equipment is completed at the regular service intervals
    • Obtain and approve quotes for part purchasing in partnership with the Location Manager
  • Working within the preapproved budget purchase parts for repairs and maintenance
    • Maintain and procure shop supplies
  • Supervise In-field Operator performance
    • Ensure staff accurately record farm activity & maintenance records
    • Ensure cleanliness of all equipment
    • Ensure equipment efficiency benchmarks are met for in-field operations
  • Date Use/Collection
    • Ensure collection of accurate and timely data through equipment monitors as well as farm software
    • Supervise staff to GPS use, as applied data collection, task records, calibrations and controlled traffic
  • Regular communication with the Location Manager and Agronomy Manager
    • In-Field Operations – logistics support, equipment and staffing required
    • Crop plan – what products, rates, timing
    • Repairs and Maintenance
  • Human Resources
    • Assign tasks to in-field equipment operators
    • Hold staff accountable for their behaviour, equipment upkeep, and performance to tasks assigned
    • Partner with location manager and operations manager in developing and meeting labour budget
  • Operate farm equipment
  • Ensure cleanliness and organization of shop tools and equipment
  • Haul grain, seed, fertilizer, & farm chemicals
  • Maintain farm fields, yards, buildings
  • In partnership with the Location Manager supervise the organizational occupational health and safety program
  • Adhere to all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Class 5 Drivers License – Class 1A strongly preferred
  • Willing to work long hours during the growing season, it is not uncommon to work 14–16-hour days for 7 days a week during seeding and harvest
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of agronomic management practices, a willingness to learn, and the ability to use the technology associated with modern equipment and record keeping
  • Knowledge of mechanical operation of agricultural equipment, including routine maintenance and repair
  • Ability to work as a team, aid and train others, depending on the task at hand
  • Effective communication with colleagues and with management, including the ability to develop a productive and cooperative relationship with others
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted, with heavier lifts less often and with assistance

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