SITZ ANGUS RANCH Farm/Irrigation Worker in DILLON, Montana
Temporary full time position from 4/1/2021 to 11/15/2021 Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay, barley, pasture hay and grass, alfalfa and cattle. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farmwork. Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and livestock care. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. Applicants must be willing to occasionally work extended evening hours due to crop and/or livestock demands. Job duties may require a split shift such as 7:00 - 12:00 am and 1:00 - 6:00 pm, as well as evening and/or night shifts spanning two calendar days and/or weekends due to crop demands. Work hours may vary and there may be periods when little or no work will be available due to weather, time of year, and the requirements of the cropping program. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; build/replace/repair fencing; perform general clean up of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Irrigation duties will include the following:Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system. Flood irrigation.In view of the statutorily established basic function of the Employment Service (ES) as a no-fee labor exchange that is as a forum for bringing together employers and job seekers, neither the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) nor the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are guarantors of the accuracy or truthfulness of information contained on job orders submitted by employers. Nor does any job order accepted or recruited upon by the ES constitute a contractual job offer to which the ETA or a SWA is in any way a party.