Montana Employer General Ranch Hand in HALL, Montana
Temporary full time position from 1/2/2020 - 10/31/2020The General Farm Ranch Hand position will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of cattle and hay. Duties will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care, examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain to determine delivery time, assist in delivery and night calving, apply or administer medications/vaccines, mix feed/additives and feed/water livestock; build water barriers around water tanks; place mineral blocks, drive equipment, herd livestock to various pastures, sort cattle on foot in grow yard; ride horse and/or 4-wheeler to move cows; assist with branding; confine livestock in stalls, clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds, dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock. Worker will be required to operate modern farm equipment for planting and harvesting hay; operate skid steer with attachments; perform general maintenance on equipment; irrigate fields with wheel lines, install and remove irrigation pipe, manually moving pipe, maintaining irrigation equipment and overseeing operation of irrigation pumps; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck, repair/replace/build fence, pick rocks, perform general cleanup of farm acreage, and drive, load/unload semi-trucks (on the ranch only). Worker must be willing to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision. The job entails working with farm animals and machinery, outdoors in all types of weather (extreme heat, wind and cold) and occasional exposure to herding hazards such as cattle stampedes, kicking/bucking horses, poisonous snakes and predators. Worker must crouch, bend, lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. Long/odd hours may be required with night shifts during calving and split shifts during irrigation and haying season. Knowledge of basic math is a necessity. Minimum of 3 months of experience is required. Drivers' license is required. 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.