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Agricultural Laborer

Ruff's Seed Farms
3870 Ruff Road SW, Amanda, OH 43102
$45,000 - $50,000 a year - Full-time


3870 Ruff Road SW, Amanda, OH 43102

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off

Full job description

Position Overview:

As an Agricultural Laborer, you’ll play a crucial role in supporting farm operations. Your work will directly impact crop production, customer satisfaction, and overall farm efficiency. This position requires a strong work ethic, adaptability, and a passion for agriculture.


Field Work:

· Planting and Harvesting: You’ll be involved in planting seeds, tending to crops, and harvesting seeds. This includes tasks like sowing seeds, weeding, and operating machinery such as tractors and combines.

· Crop Maintenance: Regularly inspect and maintain crops, ensuring they receive proper care, irrigation, and pest control.

· Field Preparation: Prepare fields for planting by tilling, fertilizing, and leveling the soil.

Seed Cleaning:

· Seed Sorting and Processing: Clean and sort seeds to ensure high-quality planting material. Remove impurities, damage seeds, and foreign matter.

Loading Customer Orders:

· Order Fulfillment: Accurately assemble customer orders based on specifications. Load seed onto trucks and other transportation vehicles for delivery.

Delivering Orders:

· Safe Transportation: Drive delivery vehicles (including semis) to transport seed to customers, dealers, and grain elevators.

· Timely Deliveries: Ensure timely and efficient delivery while maintaining product quality.

Forklift Operation:

· Handling Equipment: Operate forklifts and other machinery to load and unload shipments, move pallets, and organize storage areas.

· Safety First: Adhere to safety protocols when operating equipment and handling heavy loads.

Attending Trade Days and Farming Events:

· Networking and Learning: Participate in local trade days, agricultural fairs, and industry events. Engage with other farmers, suppliers, and experts to stay informed about the latest practices, technologies, and trends.

· Representing the Farm: Be an ambassador for our farm during these events, sharing our story and building connections within the farming community.

· Flexibility: Must be willing to work late hours or longer shifts during harvest season.


  • Maintaining Equipment: Must be comfortable working on farm equipment, changing oil and routine maintenance. Cleaning equipment and delivery vehicles inside and out during slow periods in permitting weather.


· Physical Stamina: This role involves manual labor, lifting, and working outdoors in various weather conditions.

· Attention to Detail: Precise seed sorting, order accuracy, and safe equipment operations are essential.

· Valid Driver’s License: Required for driving delivery vehicles and operating machinery.

· CDL: Must have or be able to obtain an CDL to drive Semis.

· Team Player: Show up on time for scheduled shifts and adhere to work schedules, foster positive relationships with fellow team members. Have effective communication, cooperation, and a friendly attitude.


· Annual Salary starting at $50,000 based on experience.

· 401(k) with company match up to 4% on eligible contributions.

· Monthly Pay

· Earn paid time off based on tenure and performance.

Join our team and contribute to the success of our farm! If you’re passionate about agriculture and enjoy hands-on work, this role is perfect for you.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Able to lift 50 lbs or more?


  • Agriculture: 1 year (Preferred)


  • CDL A (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Amanda, OH 43102 (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Amanda, OH 43102: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person