Lead Ranch Hand, Closes 04/13/13
Seven Feathers Casino Resort - Central Point, OR

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**MYRTLE CREEK Location**


Responsible to live on site to lead and coordinate activities of agricultural crop and horticultural staff. Perform variety of duties related to operating a ranching/farming business including but not limited to caring for livestock, irrigation systems, operating farming machinery, planting, baling and loading crops, maintenance and repair of equipment.

  • Train Ranch Hands on crop production and animal husbandry.
  • Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, or harvesting of crops or plants, product packaging or grading, or equipment maintenance.
  • Plan or supervise infrastructure or collection maintenance functions, such as planting, fertilizing, pest or weed control, or landscaping.
  • Prepare reports regarding farm conditions, crop yields, machinery breakdowns, or labor problems.
  • Requisition or purchase supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts or lubricants, or tools.
  • Requests repair of farm equipment or machinery.
  • Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, or insect identification.
  • Drive or operate farm machinery, such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters, to transport workers or supplies or to cultivate or harvest fields.
  • Perform the same horticultural or agricultural duties as subordinates.
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs.
  • Confer with General Manager and/or Ranch Foreman to evaluate weather or soil conditions, to develop plans or procedures, or to discuss issues such as changes in fertilizers, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
  • Read inventory records, customer orders, or shipping schedules to determine required activities.
  • Perform hardscape activities, including installation or repair of irrigation systems, resurfacing or grading of paths, rockwork, or erosion control.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • High School Diploma or GED Certificate required. Associates Degree in Agriculture strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years verifiable experience working on a professional ranch or farm required.
  • 5+ years experience with Irrigation, Livestock and Heavy Equipment Operations required.
  • Required to live on site.
  • Extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of a ranch/farm operation.
  • Basic mechanic abilities required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to organize, direct and lead others in an effective manner.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities and tasks at once in a fast paced environment.
  • Valid Oregon CDL preferred, current Oregon Drivers License, with farm endorsement required with the ability to qualify for the UIDC’s Drivers Program.

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