Montana Employer General Ranch Hand in MELVILLE, Montana
Temporary full-time position from 3/1/2021 to 12/1/2021The General Ranch Hand position will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of cattle and hay. Duties include thefollowing: check physical characteristics of livestock, observe general condition of cattle and apply the appropriate care, examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain to determine delivery time, assist in delivery of calves, apply or administer medications/vaccines, mix feed/additives, feed/water livestock (when livestock are not grazing on native grasses and drinking from natural water sources during the warm growing season); place mineral blocks, drive equipment, follow grazing plan and herd livestock to various pastures accordingly, operate 4-wheeler and/or ride horse to move livestock; confine livestock in stalls, clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds, dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock; and help prepare and assist with shipping calves. Worker will be required to operate farm equipment to plant and harvest hay, irrigate fields including install and remove irrigation pipe, lift/carry/move pipe, monitor flood irrigation and water supply, operate irrigation pivots, prioritize water use, maintain irrigation equipment and oversee operation of irrigation pumps, turn off irrigation systems and winterize all equipment and infrastructure; repair, replace and build barbed wire fence; use 4-wheeler and/or backpack to carry chemicals (Roundup and Banvel) to spray weeds; manually pick rocks, perform general cleanup of farm acreage, and drive/load/unload semi-trucks (on the ranch only). Worker must be able to ride horse in a manner to assure the safety of the worker, co-workers and animals. Worker must be willing to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, and live and work singly or in small groups of workers. The job entails working with farm animals and machinery, outdoors in all types of weather (extreme heat, wind, dust, rain, snow and below zero temperatures) 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. A minimum of 3 months experience is required. Drivers License is required.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.