Montana Employer General Ranch Hand in MILES CITY, Montana
Temporary full-time position from 3/01/2022 to 12/14/2022The 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 (some with GPS) for planting and harvesting hay including swather and round baler; operate skid steer with attachments; perform general maintenance on equipment; irrigate fields with pivots, wheel lines and flood irrigation, 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 and build and repair fence (expect a lot of fencing due to wild fires), 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. Communication is mostly with 2-way radios and land line. Long/odd hours may be required with night shifts during calving and split shifts when irrigating. A minimum of 3 months experience is required. Driving is required.Worker is required to obtain a Montana Drivers' License.Equipment maintenance/fencing: (Feb. 15-Mar. 15) Mon-Sat. 8am to 5pmCalving season: (Mar. 15 - May 15) Mon-Sat. 7pm to 5am (night shifts)Irrigation/haying season/fencing/cattle work (May 15 - Nov. 15): normal hrs. Mon - Sat. 7am to 6pm; irrigating & haying is Mon-Sat. 5am to 10 am and 7pm to midnight (split shifts)Equipment maintenance: (Nov. 15 - Dec. 14) Mon - Sat. 8am to 5pmCell phones do not have good signal in most areas. Employer will provide 2 way radios and land line at workers housing.Potential Bonus but not guaranteed.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.