Montana Employer General Ranch Hand in WORDEN, Montana
Temporary full-time position from 2/15/2019 to 12/14/2019The General Farm Ranch Hand position will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of livestock and ranch maintenance. Duties will include the following: check physical characteristics of cows and bulls, 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 in early spring and late fall; maintain water tanks and pipelines/shovel snow/break ice; clean corrals/shovel manure twice daily to keep horse runs clean; place mineral blocks, assist with branding; confine livestock in stalls; clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds, dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock, herd livestock to various pastures, sort cattle on foot and/or ride horse and/or 4-wheeler to move cows; knowledge of packing and using pack horse on steep terrain to build fence/dig holes by hand; welding experience required for pipe fences; and required to spray weeds with backpack in rough terrain. Worker will be required to operate equipment including a skid steer with attachments; perform general maintenance on equipment; pick rocks and pull weeds by hand and overall maintenance of grounds, corrals and ranch facilities and farm acreage; and load and unload trucks and horse trailer. 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. A minimum of 3 months experience is required. No smoking or alcohol use allowed on ranch property. Driving is required. Worker is required to obtain a Montana Drivers' License.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.