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Winter Sheep Herder

Richard K Nielson

Monroe, UT

$1,901.21 per month


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One temporary position opening. $1901.21 per month + free housing. A signed contract may be required. Three quarter time guarantee. 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. This position will require that the worker will have a 24/7 on call general schedule. The worker will be provided with mobile housing that will move along with the worker. Employer will provide workers a minimum of 4.5 gallons of potable water per day per worker for drinking and cooking purposes. Additional clean water will be provided to meet the workers laundry and bathing needs. Cell phones will be used as well as a mobile radio if no cell service. Employer will see worker no less than every two days to provide fresh water and food as requested by the worker. Must be able to ride horses and/or ATV in order to move the livestock safely. Must have 3 months experience and provide (1) reference from previous employer with knowledge of applicants skills. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Attend to winter livestock feeds and waters livestock in the winter by possibly breaking ice. This may be done by tractor and/or team on range or at ranch headquarters lambing, maintaining sheep herd health. Builds & cleans corrals. Wean lambs, vaccinations and pregnancy check ewes. Moves livestock to pasture after the winter for spring grazing. Assist with castration of livestock, and identification marking. Maintain all fences, corrals, cabins, buildings, range improvements, and livestock equipment used for proper livestock management. Cleans livestock stalls and sheds, using disinfectant solutions, brushes and shovels. Must have knowledge of building and repair of fence, winter herd upkeep, irrigation knowledge and management, planting, cultivating and harvesting hay for livestock. Maintain ranch buildings. Maintain equipment in a working condition and observe safe practices. Assist with the shipping of ewes and lambs. Longer hours (night shifts during lambing) and more days (up to 7 days per week) may be required when feeding sheep supplemental rations, lambing season, irrigation and haying season. Workers must be willing and able to perform all duties according to the employers requirements during the contract period. Workers will be expected to work in conditions normally associated with Utah winter climatic conditions. All materials and tools will be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker.
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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 in the course of the workers employment and no cost to the worker and will be in effect not later than the beginning date of this job order. The employer will provide at no cost to the worker a cell phone as an effective means of communicating with persons capable of responding to the workers need in case of an emergency. This device may be used for emergency or business use only.
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Employer Information

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Richard K Nielson
Monroe, UT 84754
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975 W 500 N, Monroe, UT 84754

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