- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Employee will help calve out calves during the calving season, which begins the middle to end of February. Tag calves, medicate, vaccinate, and treat for seasonal illnesses. Care for the newborn calves and nursing mothers during the cold weather period when they require addition care and feed due to the extremely cold temperatures and seasonal illnesses. Isolate sick calves. Transport hay bales. Feed cattle during snowy/subfreezing periods when no seasonal pasture lands remain available for them to naturally graze upon. Remove snow from farm property. Break ice formation in water tanks daily, possibly multiple times a day depending on the temperatures. Fix and repair fencing damaged by drifting snow. Help with branding of the calves, vaccinations, tagging, banding/castration and sorting before hauling calves to sale yards and market in the fall. Be able to load and unload cattle into Cattle Pot/Livestock Trailer and drive/operate a semi tractor-trailer efficiently and carefully. Move all livestock out to pasture once seasonal grasslands become accessible in the spring. Haul minerals and salt blocks to various pasture lands and check on the water accessibility, periodically throughout each day. Routinely check on livestock in various pasture lands. Employee will prepare, service equipment in preparation for Spring Seeding. Operate a tractor, plow, drills, seeders, sprayers, and trucks. After seeding the employee will prepare haying equipment, such as tractor, swather, baler and assist with the haying season, along with hauling and stacking of hay bales. All harvest equipment will need maintaining and preparation for the harvest season, which begins in August. Operate a combine and tractor pulling a grain cart for the harvest season. Set up and move augers, as needed. Use a tractor or a pick-up truck to move augers or manually move augers from grain bin to gram bin. Augers are manually raised and lowered using a cable and a winch. Augers are hydraulic or electric operated. Use ladders attached to grain bins to open the lid on top and check grain levels. Use a PTO tractor-operated vacuum to clean out grain bins, when possible, if not then, employee will use a scoop shovel or broom to clean bins along with all grain spillage outside of grain bin. Perform a variety of mechanical maintenance and repairs using hand and/or air- powered tool. If a shear bolt on an auger breaks, employee will replace it. Grease augers as necessary. Operate semi-trucks to haul grain, hay, cattle and gravel that is used to maintain yards and roads on the employer's property (farm). Help with seeding in the fall, after harvest, by filling the air seeder with seed. Use trucks and augers to load the air seeder with fertilizer and treated seed. There will be times when Employee will have to use a scoop shovel to move fertilizer and seed from truck to seeder. Operate, maintain, service (oil and filter changes along with checking all fluids. Ex: transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, front and rear end etc.) and grease all zerks and moving parts on tractors and other farm equipment (ex: Swather, baler, rake, air seeder, skid steer, four-wheeler, semi tandem-axle truck, single-axle trucks, semi with trailer.) Change out hydraulic filters on tractors. Change and install shoes on the seeder. Install points on the seeder. Use a front- end loader to remove and install outside dual tire/wheel assembly on tractor or semi-truck/trailer. Change oil, oil filters, air filters and fuel filters, along with checking all fluids. (Ex: transmission fluid, front and rear end fluid levels) Grease all zerks and moving parts on farm pickups. Install parts, such as alternators, radiators, brakes, rotors etc., and repair flat tire on pick-up, if flat tire occurs. Outsource all major mechanical repairs when necessary, such as an engine rebuild.
" SEE ADDENDUM C for Job Duties Continued"
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals