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BROKSLE RANCH INC. Irrigator in TWIN BRIDGES, Montana

Temporary full time position from 3/25/2021 to 10/10/2021Job duties may require a split shift, such as 6:00 to 10:00 AM and 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay, grains, potatoes, and livestock. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to Irrigation. Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and livestock care. 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.General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities:maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; swath hay with a swather, stack hay; rogue potatoes; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; unload grain onto conveyors to storage bins or elevators; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general clean up of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; 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; 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. 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; 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.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; disassemble, 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.Other duties as assigned, include: 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; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; place mineral blocks; herd livestock; dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck; load/unload livestock onto trucks/trailers.Duties related to the Cutting/Sorting and planting of Seed Potatoes will include the following:Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to cut and sort potatoes by: using knife to cut potato into sections; tend/ monitor machine to insure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter/culls; rake up potatoes and potato sections that have fallen off conveyors; segreg

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