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Ag Equipment Operator/livestock Worker

Chacon Sheep Company, LLC

Loma, CO

$15.58 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
All job duties are directly related to the production of crops and livestock with the larger percentage related to agricultural equipment operation. Perform any combination of the following tasks required in equipment operation, farmwork and the production of crops: adjust alignment of pipes ; adjust gates and pipe connections to control water flow; adjust valves to start and/or adjust water flow; adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions; apply medications to cuts and bruises; apply, monitor, and control fertigation (applying fertilizer through irrigation) chemicals applied through irrigation system; assist in delivery of supplies to livestock herders; dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery; evaluate the condition of the crop/weather and adjust harvesting activity based on evaluation; irrigate soil through operation of sprinkler systems which includes but is not limited to adjusting valves to start and/or adjust water flow, using proper material and methods to repair irrigation equipment; loading/unloading trucks; maintain/drive/attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, apply chemicals and harvest crops; maintenance of farm structures and farm grounds; mix specified material or chemicals and dump solutions/powders into irrigation system or sprayer machinery; observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions; operate and tend equipment used in agricultural harvest and post-harvest activities, such as tractors, combines, shakers, sweepers, water trucks, discing implements, and seed planters; operate maintain and repair all components of a sprinkler; operate multiple types of pumps; perform some maintenance and adjustments to implements/tractors/equipment; plant, cultivate, fertilize, apply chemicals and harvest hay; removal of excess plant growth from farm grounds; remove pipe from fields and place in storage; remove pipe from storage; shovel and pack dirt in low spots or cut trenches to direct water flow; use proper material and methods to repair irrigation equipment; weed, water, pick and gather pumpkins. Perform any combination of the following tasks attending to livestock: apply herbicides to noxious, invasive and poisonous plant species on grazing areas; apply medications to cuts and bruises; assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and handling facilities necessary to production; assist with castration of livestock; assist with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corrals and/or stalls or manually restraining animals ; attend to pregnant livestock and newborn offspring (including night checks); brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark young animals for identification purposes; build and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; care for newly born offspring; clean and disinfect livestock corrals, pens and handling facilities; clean stalls by removing soiled bedding and manure,replace with fresh bedding; deliver feed and supplements to livestock and operate the appropriate equipment required to ensure adequate provision of both; deliver water to livestock through hot summer months using large water trucks; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; feed and water and ensure adequate provision of both; feed, water and tend to the dogs (both guard and working dogs) and horses; guard against predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; identify livestock that are preparing to give birth; lift and stack bales of hay and sacks of grain and mineral onto a feed truck or wagon; maintain/clean and fill water troughs and buckets; monitor animals for weight gain, thrift and health problems; monitor for birthing problems and take correct actions when problems are identified; operate and tend equipment such as pickups, 4-wheelers, tractors, tub grinders and skid steers trailers (livestock, utility
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Special Requirements:
Required to: perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, live and work singly or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time, to ride, handle and tend horses in a manner to assure the safety and health of the worker, co-workers, horses, dogs and livestock, to operate equipment and machinery required to perform job duties indicated in a safe and responsible manner, to maintain equipment and machinery to a standard established by the employer, work outdoors in all types of weather and may experience occasional exposure to hazards such as poisonous snakes, biting insects and extreme temperature, work with and around farm machinery such as tractors for haying and supplemental feeding purposes and ATVs for irrigating and the movement of livestock.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Chacon Sheep Company, LLC
Loma, CO 81524
Telephone Number:


1775 12 Road, Loma, CO 81524

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Plus Room
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