Bison Ranch Lead Technician Cow/Calf

Chinook Bison Ranch

Tomkins , Canada

The Chinook Bison Ranch near Tompkins, SK is a bison exclusive ranch maintaining approximately 1,300 mother cows grazing on 18,000 plus acres.  In addition to the cow herd, the Chinook Bison Ranch operates bison backgrounding/feed and grow facilities with capacities of up to 2,500 animals.  The Chinook Bison Ranch is seeking to fill the position of Bison Lead Ranch Technician – Cow/Calf (BLRT) who reports directly to the Director of Ranch Operations (DRO).  The BLRT is required to work on the property year-round. 

Primary Responsibilities and Scope:

  • Plans, supervises, and performs all phases of daily bison cow/calf ranching activities including task scheduling, pasture management, forage production, animal feeding, animal processing, animal health and performance monitoring, facility and equipment maintenance, and vendor coordination.
  • Assures tactical activities are completed skillfully, efficiently and on schedule.
  • Prioritizes and oversees day-to-day tactical activities assuring company protocols and objectives are achieved.
  • Report of daily livestock related activities including but not limited to animal health, weather conditions, facility conditions, forage and feed consumption.
  • Ensure safety and security of all assets including team members, equipment, forage, feed and animal inventories.
  • Make good, independent decisions based on experience and judgements.
  • Assist with feed & grow operation activities as required.
  • Assist DRO with mobilizing and monitoring hay production and pellet supply ordering.
  • Assist DRO with animal movement scheduling, selection and records.
  • Assist DRO with oversite of herd grazing rotation, animal handling schedule, maintenance and capital projects.
  • Work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Work hours may vary with possible evening, weekend, or holiday work required depending on the season and associated work duties.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Have knowledge or willingness to learn natural livestock husbandry techniques.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in a livestock ranch environment.
  • Strong desire to be part of a dynamic, entrepreneurial work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, Outlook).
  • Ability to work well independently, as a member of a high functioning team and developing effective working relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds.
  • Energetic, dynamic and engaging personality.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and experience operating various types of equipment and machinery (trucks, tractors, ATV/UTVs, mowers, generators, pumps, etc.). CDL a plus.
  • Must have general equipment maintenance and repair experience. Welding experience a plus.
  • The Lead Ranch Technician is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. 
  • Position based on ranching operation near Babb, MT.

HOW TO APPLY

Email resume or thorough letter of interest to sstephens@goldenbison.com or mail to:

Double T Bison Ranch

Attn:  Ranch Technician Position

1395 S. Platte River Drive

Denver, CO 80223