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Ranch Hand

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Ranch Hand

Expiry date
Aug. 31, 2020
Location

San Gregorio, CA
United States

Facility
Pomponio Ranch
Time commitment
Full Time
Minimum work experience
1-2 years
Qualifications
• At least 1-2 years of experience and knowledge working on a ranch
• At least 3 years of cattle experience and hauling livestock
• Knowledge of safe work practices around horses and other livestock
• Cattle and pasture experience (Holistic Management knowledge a plus)
• Knowledge of equipment maintenance with mechanical and electrical aptitude
• Experience in monitoring animal appearance/behavior and communicating any necessary information to superiors
• Must have proof of authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older and drug-free
• Clear background check
• Strong communication skills
• Work effectively with minimal supervision, self-motivated and self-starter
• Physical requirements
o Ability to work outdoors, on uneven, slippery terrain in varying weather conditions with dust and allergens
o Ability to twist, bend, kneel, climb, lift 100 lbs., and use hand tools as necessary
• Safely operate ATV
• Strong commitment to teamwork
• Ability to adhere to the organization's policies, procedures and regulations
• Ability to adapt to changes throughout the day
• Must have a California Driver’s License and Class A Commercial license
• Working weekends is required
Compensation type
Hourly
Job Description

Ranch Hand

Scenic ranch in San Gregorio, Ca., working alongside a wonderful team, with competitive pay.  Catch Your Attention?? 

Pomponio Ranch is a horse and cattle ranch located between San Gregorio and Pescadero.  We apply holistic grazing practices, serving as an example of modern and environmentally-conscious ranching in California and we are immensely proud of our accomplishments thus far. In addition to creating a top-notch ranch, we’ve built successful operations in horse breeding and have a burgeoning meat business. We are offering a great opportunity in a beautiful setting with room to grow with us. We’re currently looking for a Ranch Hand/Admin and offering a competitive compensation package.

To be considered for this position, please forward your resume to email:  [email protected] OR you can request an application be emailed to you.

WE WILL ONLY CONSIDER CANDIDATES W/ RELEVANT EXPERIENCE. 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Assist Ranch Manager with cattle and livestock operation, including daily care:
    • watering,
    • feeding,
    • grazing, herding in accordance with Holistic Management practices and practicing stress-free handling
  • Sort cattle as necessary to tag, castrate, vaccinate, etc.
  • Set up paddocks with portable electric fencing.
  • Maintain farm/ranch structures, e.g. buildings, fences (electric single line, electric portable, and barbed wire)
  • Repair roads and maintain as needed
  • Irrigation:
    • Properly water the pastures with wheel-line and handset irrigation.
    • Maintain pumps associated with water/irrigation operations.
  • Maintain and ensure ranch/farm equipment is in good operating order
  • Assist with horses and Alpacas as needed, e.g. feeding, exercising, grooming, blanketing and keeping paddocks cleaned.
  • Hauling cattle and grain
  • Pick up and deliver meat
  • Overall maintaining and ensuring the entire Ranch is clean and neat.
  • Operate ATVs, trucks, and equipment

 

Qualifications/Requirements: 

  • At least 1-2 years of experience and knowledge working on a ranch
  • At least 3 years of cattle experience and hauling livestock
  • Knowledge of safe work practices around horses and other livestock
  • Cattle and pasture experience (Holistic Management knowledge a plus)
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance with mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Experience in monitoring animal appearance/behavior and communicating any necessary information to superiors
  • Must have proof of authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be 18 years or older and drug-free
  • Clear background check 
  • Strong communication skills
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision, self-motivated and self-starter
  • Physical requirements
    • Ability to work outdoors, on uneven, slippery terrain in varying weather conditions with dust and allergens
    • Ability to twist, bend, kneel, climb, lift 100 lbs., and use hand tools as necessary
  • Safely operate ATV
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Ability to adhere to the organization's policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Ability to adapt to changes throughout the day
  • Must have a California Driver’s License and Class A Commercial license
  • Working weekends is required

 

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