Experienced Ranch Hand

Private Property

Scranton,  Pennsylvania
HorseOperator/Mechanic

Duties

  • Seed and manage the pastures
  • Prep haying equipment
  • Machine operation
  • Minor mechanical work on machines
  • Clean and store equipment
  • Build and repair fencing 
  • Snowplowing
  • Mowing
  • Chop and collect firewood
  • If it’s broke – fix it
  • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, and/or pumps.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
  • Groom, clip, trim animals hair.
  • Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures.
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
  • Mark livestock to identify ownership and grade, using brands, tags, paint, or tattoos.
  • Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions.
  • Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations; or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.
  • Shift animals between grazing areas to ensure that they have sufficient access to food.
  • Spray livestock with disinfectants and insecticides; or dip or bathe animals.
  • Collect, inspect, and place eggs in incubators; operate machines for egg washing, candling, and grading; and pack eggs in cartons.
  • Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences.
  • Move equipment, poultry, or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts.
  • Order food for animals, and arrange for its delivery.
  • Patrol grazing lands on horseback or using all-terrain vehicles.
  • Protect herds from predators, using trained dogs. Performing General Physical Activities
  • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Skills-Required

  • Self-starter, highly motivated, and able to complete projects with limited or no direct supervision once trained
  • Desire to improve processes and efficiency throughout the operation
  • Possess the ability for strategic planning for the future of the operation and ability to see projects through to completion
  • A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) would be helpful, but not required
  • Ability to work long hours (80+ hours per week during peak seasons which include planting and harvest)
  • MUST be able to pass a criminal background check, FBI fingerprinting and Child abuse clearances.

Compensation

  • Housing
  • Electricity/Propane
  • Internet connection
  • Monthly Compensation based on experience

Email your resume to smr9673@gmail.com for immediate consideration



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