General Farm Ranch Hand

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Nov 09, 2019

Job Description

The General Farm Ranch Hand position will be required to perform any combination of the following tasks to attend to livestock and farming operation:monitor, care for and move livestock using horses and 4-wheelers to pastures for grazing; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist with calving; place mineral blocks; vaccinate livestock, herd into corral and/or stall and manually restraining animals; apply medications to cuts and bruises; spray livestock with insecticide; assist with castration of livestock; clip identifying notches or brands animals; manually clean stalls/corrals. Must be able to make make minor equipment repairs, and perform routine maintenance and cleaning of farm implements, and operate tractors and farm implements required to plant, cultivate, and harvest hay; must manually hoist/stack hay bales; pick rocks, repair/replace fence in rough terrain. Must be able to maintain center pivot irrigation throughout hay growing season. Must be able to spray weeds and repair fencing on the property. Must be able to find and maintain bearings to grazing areas. The job entails working around farm machinery, a variety of farm animals as well as exposure to predators and poisonous snakes. The worker must be willing and able to occasionally work independently or in small groups of workers. Most duties are performed out of doors, and entail exposure to extreme heat, cold, dust, rain and other environmental conditions. Worker must be able to crouch, bend, lift and carry up to 100 pounds. Additional hours needed during haying and calving season. Drivers license is preferred. Employer provided items (at no cost to the worker): All tools and equipment necessary to perform the duties assigned as well as transportation between worker(s) on-site housing and the work site. A cell phone or two way radio will be provided for emergency and ranch communications at no cost to the worker (excluding long distance charges).