OCC-OCONNOR CROPS .and. CATTLE General Ranch Hand in EKALAKA, Montana
Temporary full time position from 2/1/2020 to 11/30/2020The General Ranch Hand worker must perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to the production of livestock and hay; feed and water livestock (only when not grazing on grasslands and drinking from stock tanks and/or natural resources); herd livestock to pasture for grazing; examines animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist with calving; place mineral blocks; assists with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corral and/or stall or manually restraining animal on the range; applies medications to cuts and bruises; sprays livestock with insecticide; assists with the castration of livestock; clips identifying notches on or brands animals; drive skid steer/loader to haul/distribute feed/water; manually clean stalls/corrals. Must be able to operate farm equipment to assist with planting, cultivating, and harvesting hay (long/odd hours); manually hoist/stack hay bales; repair/replace fence in rough terrain. Workers must be able to ride and handle horses in a manner to assure the safety of the worker, coworkers, and livestock. Must be able to find and maintain bearings to grazing areas. Must be willing and able to occasionally live and work independently or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time. Most duties are performed out of doors and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions. Worker must crouch, bend, lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. A minimum of 3 months experience required. May be required to obtain a MT Drivers license. Extensive pushing and pulling, walking and frequent stooping.February - April: Calving in full swing (odd hours may be required), feed, water and attend to livestock, make minor repairs, maintenance and cleaning of farm equipment; operate farm equipment for soil preparation and seeding; repair and build barbed wire fences; general cleanup of farm acreage.May - October: Brand, clip, castrate livestock; move livestock to summer range (feeding/watering not required); check/clean water stock tanks; routinely move livestock. Operate farm equipment to plant, cultivate, harvest hay (long/odd hours required). Ongoing routine maintenance of farm machinery. Fix/repair fencing. Load/unload trucks in fields, manually stack hay and pick rocks. Preparation of fall seeding.November - December: Maintain, cleanup, winterize and store all farm equipment. Clean barns and stalls and surrounding farm area and infrastructure.Seasonal Hours: Average 10 hours per day - 60 hours per weekFeb 1 - May 1 estimated hrs. are 7am to 6pm (Mon.-Sat.)May 1 - Oct. 31 estimated hrs. range from 6am to 7pm, or split shifts from 6am to noon and 4pm to 10pm (Mon.-Sat.) during harvestOct. 31 - Dec. 1 estimated hrs. are 7am to 6pm (Mon.-Sat.)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.