THORNHILL RANCH PARTNERSHIP General Ranch Hand in ZORTMAN, Montana
Temporary full-time position from 11/10/2020 to 07/01/2021SEASON OF NEED:Thornhill Ranch Partnership's "true DON" (PRODUCTION SEASON) from November through end of June. After calves are branded, mother cows and bulls are put out to pasture in June. There is no need for additional labor throughout the summer months (NON-PRODUCTION SEASON) as cattle are feeding on range grass and drinking from automatic water troughs and natural water sources. Labor is not needed the months of July, August, September and October. The season starts again in November when cattle are brought in to be fed. The Livestock Worker will be required to operate equipment to feed 1000 head of cattle daily. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment such as tractors to harrow fields and use pickup with hydraulic bale bed to feed large round bales to livestock, as well as pickup truck and a Polaris Ranger side-by-side. It is a plus if the worker can safely saddle and ride a trained horse. Worker must be mechanically inclined in order to perform light maintenance and repairs on equipment, tractors and pickup. Must also be willing to assist in other areas of the farm as needed; such as picking rocks, running parts, tearing down/repair/build fence; grounds maintenance and facility cleaning and maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs; be on their feet or on a tractor throughout the day and must be willing to work up to 12 hour night shifts during calving in March. The job entails working with farm machinery, outdoors in all types of weather (extreme cold, wind, heat, dust, rain, snow) and occasional exposure to poisonous snakes and predators. Extensive walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting and long hours sitting and operating farm equipment is required. A minimum of 3 months of experience with livestock including calving is required.November - February: Operate equipment to feed large round bales to 1000 head of cattle each day. General mechanical maintenance of equipment used to feed livestock and for snow removal when needed. March: Night calving occurs during the month of March and includes 12 hour shifts (6pm to 6am) to check on mother cows every few hours to determine delivery time and help with deliveries. April - June: Operate equipment to feed large round bales to 1000 head of cattle each day as needed. General mechanical maintenance of equipment used to feed livestock; and tear down/repair/build fencing that contains livestock. 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.