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General Laborer

Job Details

Ace Irrigation - Kearney, NE


General Purpose of Position

The purpose of the General Laborer position is to perform a variety of basic requirements in support of the manufacturing, maintenance and shipping activities.  General Laborers will typically perform less skilled tasks such as pipe plugging (machine operation); manual movement of materials; basic assembly, yard maintenance; snow removal; weed spraying; trash removal and recycling; and simple machine operation.


Essential Functions

  • Must be able to learn; recognize, and perform the unique requirements of each General Laborer assignment.
  • Must be able to use basic hand and power tools correctly.
  • Must be able to run a forklift and secure a forklift license if required.
  • Must be familiar and cognizant of safety guidelines throughout the company.
  • Must maintain a good attendance and punctuality record.
  • Must be able to read and interpret shop orders and other standard operating procedures.
  • Must be able to use and understand various specialized measuring tools and equipment unique to the job i.e. impact wrenches; scales; banders; rod threader;  and general assembly equipment.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills, as they will interact with coworkers, immediate supervisor/foreman; and on occasion other staff personnel.
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision and show/demonstrate initiative, tact, good judgement and sound reasoning.
  • Must be able to handle the physical requirements of the position.
  • Must have neat and legible handwriting.
  • Will perform other related duties as directed by supervision.


Describe Critical Skills, Experience, Training, Education, or Licenses Required

These positions are normally considered entry level and will receive on the job training and instruction.


Machines, Tools, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment Used

Depending on assignment may utilize forklift; pickup truck; snow blower; farm tractor; impact wrenches; scales; banders; rod threader; lawn mower; and plugging machine.  Requires use of safety glasses with side shields; safety footwear; hearing protection; respirators/protective clothing (by assignment); and gloves as necessary.