The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit:

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Winter Herder

Kruckenberg Consulting, LLC

Whitewater, CO

$2,231.50 per month


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One temporary position opening. $2231.50 per month + free food & housing. Three quarter time guarantee. On call 24/7. Work tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Transportation & subsistence expenses to worksite provided by employer or paid by employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract. Must have 6 months experience and provide (1) reference from previous employer with knowledge of applicants skills. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Qualified applicants will have 6 months experience as a Winter Herder. On call 24 hours/day 7 days/week. Performs a combination of the following duties on open range and will also perform duties on the ranch: protect pregnant ewes from harsh winter conditions. Move pregnant ewes to areas designated by rancher using methods to avoid undue stress on sheep. Prevent hypothermia, abortion & death. Move ewes at a pace & distance sufficient to ensure they have enough water available & forage during daylight hours to arrive at natural shelters by nightfall to protect flocks during blizzards, high winds extreme cold. Ride unmarked perimeters of range area designated by rancher. Assist with supplemental feeding (when weather limits us of range forage). Assure viable water sources, use axe to chop large holes in frozen creeks and rivers. Move sheep to ranch when range conditions prevent natural foraging. Report to rancher water, forage & weather conditions as well as wind & storm & changes in health conditions of sheep. Administer minor medical care to sick/injured pregnant sheep without causing undue stress when dealing with ewes. Must be able to ride and handle horses in the movement of flock while assuring the safety of the worker, co-workers, livestock and horses. Maintain healthy hooves on horses for the duration of the winter. Assist with the maintenance of meadow lands & the repair of fences. Employee will work outdoors in all types of weather, including blizzards, high winds, extreme cold as well as predators. Must be willing to work under climatic conditions common to Colorado. Workers must be willing to perform all duties according to the employer's requirements during the contract period. Majority of total workdays (51%) will be on the range beginning with the first workday after the arrival of the worker at the place of employment or the advertised contractual first date of need, whichever is later, and ending on the expiration date specified in the work contract or departure of worker from USA.
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45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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The employer will provide workers compensation coverage for injury and disease arising out of and during the workers employment and no cost to the worker. The employer assures that the workers compensation coverage will be in effect not later than the beginning date of this job order and will be renewed prior to its expiration in order to provide coverage for the entire contract period of time. The employer will provide at no cost to workers an effective means of communicating, specifically cell phones and radios, with persons capable of responding to the workers need in case of an emergency. These means are necessary to perform the work and can include, but are not limited to, satellite phones, cell phones, wireless devices, radio transmitters, or other types of electronic communication systems for emergency or business use only. If the worker is in an area with no cell phone service, the employer plans to provide radios or contact the workers in person 2 times per week
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Employer Information

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Kruckenberg Consulting, LLC
Grand Junction, CO 81502
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Work site 1055 Lands End Road, Whitewater, CO 81527

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