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.

13 Farm Labor Contractor Jobs Found


Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance is growing and making some great changes to our work space and overall flavor. We need to add a Mechanical Maintenanc...
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance - Indianapolis - posted 12 days ago
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Earthbound Farm - San Juan Bautista - posted about 14 hours ago
Current openings for a Solar Farm to be built in the local area. Candidates will need to have previous construction experience for these projects. ...
Aerotek - Princess Anne - posted 8 days ago
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Whitewave Foods Company - CA - City of Industry - posted 9 days ago
Maintenance Job Description: Promotes the community and the rental of apartments using a thorough and accurate preparation of vacant apartments for...
Old Farm Apartments - IN - Elkhart - posted 30 days ago
This position is open as of 1/18/2017. Estimator - Estimating, Construction, Electrical Estimating My client is searching for an individual who has...
CyberCoders - Geneseo - posted 3 days ago
Full-time, 40 hours per week, year round position, grade 18, hourly rate commensurate with experience and qualifications The position is responsibl...
Amherst College - MA - Amherst - posted 15 days ago
The purpose of this position is to provide skilled equipment operation on a small construction crew commissioned to perform pipeline repairs and ne...
Northern Natural Gas - IA - Redfield - posted 4 days ago
Recruiter to contact: Holly Lewis Description: Performs a variety of tasks in the operations and maintenance of water distribution and treatment sy...
Cenergy Partners - FL - Mary Esther - posted 18 days ago
 * Plan, organize and staff key field positions through regional department heads or subordinate project/ construction managers.  * Establish pro...
IES Holdings Inc. - VA - Roanoke - posted 9 days ago

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