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Montana Employer General Farmworker in POLSON, Montana

Temporary full time position from 2/15/2021 to 11/10/2021Job duties may require a split shift, and odd hours including nights. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, wheat, barley, oats, peas, triticale, sorghum, pasture, and cattle. General farm work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, service, drive, attach and operate farm implements/ tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, harrow, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; pull weeds by hand, remove rocks from field; repair and install water lines, perform maintenance on water tanks, paint farm structures; replace/repair/build fencing including electric fence; perform general clean-up of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate, service and maintain all ?terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Irrigation duties will include the following; Hand lines; move pipe from field to field, connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on and off 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 weighting approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis; Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Some small engine repairs maybe needed. Pivots: push on/off switch that activates/deactivates circle sprinkler system. Replace center drives, gearboxes and tires with minor 480 volt electrical required. Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into 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 section is flooded; ditch to channel water into designated areas, include shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrow and build embankments to approximately channel water; place dams in ditches. Other irrigationDuties: Remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; service, 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; disassemble, service, and store pipes/mainlines/ wheel lines after irrigation season; repair mainlines and dig ditches by hand and backhoe, during 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 in pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4 inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions. Duties related to the production of livestock 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 or to determine delivery time, assist in delivery, nurse calves; apply or administer medications, vaccines and/ or insecticides; mix feed/ additives andfeed/water livestock; place mineral and salt; drive equipment to haul/ distribute feed/water; herd livestock; confine livestock in stalls; clean/ disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/ sheds; brand clip/ tag, maintain records on animals. Hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck. Most duties performed out of doors, and entail exposure to heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions common in fields.3 months of experience is required in all duties described in the job description above.Driving is require

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