Full-time Tractor Operator at Fifth Crow Farm; Pescadero, CA

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We are seeking a hard-working and inspired individual to join our team of tractor operators for the 2023/2024 season. The person works closely with the farm owners and a small team of seasoned operators to manage 75 acres of field production, from primary tillage through to harvest, for a wide diversity of crops. This is a unique opportunity to gain further experience with the function and utilization of various tractors and implements on a mid-size farm scale by working alongside experienced farmers.

Applicants must also be willing to drive to and lead a weekend farmers market.

Pay: $18-20+/hour depending on experience ($35-40K annually), with health insurance and dental benefits, 1 week paid vacation, paid sick days, and food from the farm. Raise reviews occur every 6 months.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing various stages of tractor work [spading, discing, ripping, bed making, cultivating, seeding, fertilizing, spraying, mowing, grading, mechanical transplanting, mechanical harvesting and other related tasks]
  • Maintaining detailed records of inputs, plantings and other field activities
  • Work closely with the Irrigation Manager to coordinate field moisture & tractor work
  • Basic maintenance of tractors, including daily inspections and bi-annual servicing.
  • Lead a Farmers’ Market 1x weekly
  • During the CSA season (May-November), joining a team of 12 people to pack 750+ customized CSA boxes weekly.
  • Errand runs once or twice a month


  • This position requires at least one year experience operating a range of equipment on a row-crop farm.
  • Must have at least some basic experience with the care of mechanical equipment. Mechanical servicing skills and metalworking are a plus.
  • Good communication skills and an ability to self manage are critical
  • Experience in customer service and with farmers’ market sales are a plus.
  • Basic communication in Spanish
  • We are looking for someone willing to give a minimum two year commitment
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform repetitive tasks
  • Clean driving record

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

To apply please send a resume, including two references, and a cover letter to Mike at mike@fifthcrowfarm.com or P.O. Box 527, Pescadero, CA 94060.

Please visit our website [https://fifthcrowfarm.com] to learn more about our operation

Mike Irving
(831) 428-1944
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