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SCHUETT FARMS Irrigatior in DILLON, Montana

Temporary full time position from 5/1/2024 to 12/31/2024 Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of cattle, wheat, barley, alfalf/grass hay, and 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; maintain/repair 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/unload farm trucks; 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; workers possessing the proper licensure may be asked to transport other farm workers. 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. Applicants must have 20 days experience with equipment maintenance, farm/irrigation work, and livestock care and provide the contact information of at least one reference who can verify experience and performance. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. 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 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.