POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:

Ranch Mechanic and Farmer/Farm Hand


DURATION: Position is year-round, full-time. 

POSITION EFFECTIVENESS AREAS AND JOB DUTIES INCLUDE:  

 Effectiveness areas:

-   Ranch vehicles, equipment, and roads are well-maintained

-  Successful hay crops grown, harvested, and stored, with bountiful re-growth for grazing

-   High range and hay meadow integrity from effective weed control strategies

Job duties:

-   Keep all ranch equipment serviced and operational

-   Stay within repairs budget

-   Manage shop and ranch supplies

  •  Order and coordinate supply logistics when necessary

-   Help draft and execute irrigation plan, farm plan, fertilizer plan, haying plan, and weed spraying plan

-  Weed and crop spraying 

-   Skillfully operate heavy machinery, including D-6 Cat, tandem axle dump truck, road grader and excavator

-   Maintain ranch roads:

  • Operate road grader, haul and spread gravel, plow snow, etc.

-   Assist with livestock care and production events when necessary

-   General maintenance and upkeep of ranch infrastructure:

  • Welding and Fabrication
  • Electrical and plumbing repair
  • Carpentry skills

 THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING PERSONAL QUALITIES:

  1. Initiative
  2. Self-motivation, self-starting
  3. Passionate
  4. Openness to new ideas and non-traditional techniques of ranch management
  5. Collaborative mindset: a team player
  6. Above average communication skills
  7. Eagerness to learn
  8. Attention to detail
  9. Organizational skills
  10. Common Sense
  11. Adaptability
  12. Gumption

 THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING WORK-RELATED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. High mechanical aptitude and passion for anything from small gasoline engines to large diesel tractors
  2. Skillfully operate heavy machinery, including D-6 Cat, tandem axle dump truck, road grader and excavator
  3. Proficient in welding and fabrication
  4. Haying and farming experience, including no-till
  5. Experience with center pivot, wheel line, and hand line irrigation
  6. Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  7. Willingness and ability to work long hours and do rigorous physical work
  8. Ability to do mapping exercises with Google Earth Pro
  9. Basic reading, writing, and computer skills
  10. Ranch Spanish a plus

 COMPENSATION:

  1. Competitive salary based on experience and skill set, 401(k), profit sharing, beef, and paid vacation.
  2. Housing:  Well-maintained 3-bedroom, 2-bath house provided in private setting approximately 25 miles south of Cascade, MT.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

APPLY BELOW, or send resume, cover letter and questions to:  flyingvemployment@gmail.com

 


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