Bonita Packing Company
Job Description

Job Title: Specialty Equipment Operator
Location: Santa Maria, CA

Betteravia Farms/Alco Harvesting is seeking a detail-oriented individual for a full time specialty equipment operator position.  Specialty operators play a key role in the utilization of up and coming advanced agricultural equipment in a variety of farming operations.


Job Description

  • Transport and operate a variety of automated equipment in an outdoor agriculture environment
  • Perform machine calibrations and inspections daily
  • Perform basic maintenance and repairs to assigned equipment
  • Constantly monitor progress and job quality throughout field and make changes as required without direct oversight
  • Assess and report job quality upon completion and communicate accordingly
  • Work 40-60 hours per week


  • Work in an outdoor environment safely around heavy machinery and chemical applications
  • Use computer or tablet to manipulate machine functions and reporting
  • Display a high level of focus and attention to detail
  • Observe all company policies and laws that govern equipment transportation and possible chemical hauling.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • Mechanical knowledge and experience a plus


  • Starting wage of $14.50 per hour
  • Potential increase of $0.50 to $1.00 performance based raise after first 90 days