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SCHUETT FARMS Irrigatior in DILLON, Montana

Temporary full time position from 5/1/2021 to 12/31/2021Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of cattle, wheat, barley, alfalf/grass hay, aand oil-seed crops. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to irrigation. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: operate a John Deere tractor equipped with Auto Trac, a GPS guidance system & set up/calibrate Auto Trac; daily maintenance/adjusting/repairing of equipment; drive, attach, operate and prepare farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; use grinders/drills/air drivers/ratchets/chisels/saws/metric & SAE nuts/bolts/wrenches, power washer/hoes/weed eater and hand tools; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint, caulk, stain and power wash farm structures; replace barb/smooth/page wire fencing and repair wood/metal post fencing; concrete repair for feedlot and ranch buildings; perform general clean up of farm areas including minor roof (asphalt/steel) repair, bush/tree/lawn/weed trimming; drive, load (including strapping down hay bails onto trailer)/unload trucks with manual transmissions; set up air ducts/fans in grain bins, secure door, unload trucks to belt conveyors/augers to fill grain bins; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. 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 with large hoses and valves; 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 gate or connect pipe to underground pipe system that releases water flow into reservoir or ditch; cut/install/move dams; 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; dig up/pump out/replace/repair buried mainlines; disassemble/secure, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.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 Agen

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