JOHN MAHAN General Farmworker in HUNTLEY, Montana
Temporary full time position from 4/15/2021 to 9/15/2021Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay and grain. General farm work will include the following responsibilities: may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable): Remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; 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. May be required to obtain US driver's license. Driving required on owners property.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: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into bordered section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when bordered section is flooded; open or connect pipe to underground pipe system that releases water flow into reservoir or ditch; siphon water from flooded reservoir or ditch to channel water into designated areas; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water; mix and apply proper solutions to fill holes/cracks in pipes, ditches and spillways, and make minor repairs to metal, concrete, and wooden frameworks in pipe and ditch valves and gates. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.Instruction and general supervision will be provided by the farm operator or a designated employee. However, the worker must perform duties without close supervision and listen to, understand and follow simple instructions of the employer or supervisor.All tools, supplies and equipment required to perform the duties assigned will be provided at no charge to the worker. The worker will be required to return worn out supplies before new supplies will be provided.Most duties are performed out of doors, and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions common in fields, including mosquitoes during certain seasons. Worker must crouch, bend, lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Driving required on ranch only.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.