Seasonal Sr. Operator - Nights LW2
Van Drunen Farms

Momence, Illinois

Posted in Hospitality and Catering

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The Sr. Operator-Laser Weeder is responsible for contributing to increased crop quality, quantity, and yield by operating, adjusting, and maintaining precision computer optics AI equipment (Laser-Weeder).


  • Operate large tractor, hook up and adjust AI equipment/Laser-Weeder.
  • Operate Laser-Weeder and adjust/troubleshoot performance as needed during operation.
  • Install, calibrate, and operate basic tractor GPS guidance equipment.
  • Perform major and minor repairs and modifications on equipment. Fuel tractor when required.
  • Properly clean and sanitize equipment, prepare for the next shifts use and/or storage during non-use.
  • Load/unload Laser-weeder onto custom trailer and move between field locations.
  • Work with team to help determine field priority and schedule based on weed pressure, harvest schedule, irrigation, cultivating, and spaying.
  • Gather and report equipment/data metrics as needed.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on Laser-Weeder equipment, provide continuous improvement strategies by completing equipment training and staying up to date on equipment best practices.
  • Communicate directly with Carbon Robotics via phone call for troubleshooting assistance as needed.
  • Follow all quality and safety rules/protocols.
  • Safe operations on roadways when moving farm equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned in support of farm operation success.


  • 3+ years of mechanical/technical experience including large tractor operation and maintenance.

  • Ability to sit and stay focused and alert while operating a tractor and attached equipment at a slow pace on a straight designated path for multiple hours.
  • This position requires organizational and detail skills, a problem-solving approach, and a firm grasp on agriculture operations.
  • Technical and mechanical knowledge that can be applied to troubleshoot/problem solve.
  • Ability to utilize the software system for both Laser-Weeder and tractor GPS.
  • Demonstrates the ability to take on responsibility for the operation, care, and maintenance of industry advanced Laser-Weeder AI technology equipment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to complete required trainings and certifications.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver's License.
  • Carbon Robotics training will be provided.


The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually very quiet.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and technical skills required of personnel so classified.

In the Van Drunen Family of Companies, commitment to excellence is in everything we do! As a global ingredient and nutritional supplement supplier to the world's best companies, we thrive on nourishing others with our products and our care for people. If you are looking to make an impact and grow with a family-friendly, values-driven company, you'll fit right in with the Van Drunen Family of Companies!

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our employees are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, creativity, innovation, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our Company's achievement as well.

The Van Drunen Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at

Van Drunen Family of Companies does not accept unsolicited resumes. Any resumes, CV's, and other unsolicited assistance from search firms that do not have a submitted request and written search agreement for a position-specific requisition will be deemed the sole property of Van Drunen Family of Companies and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by our Company.

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