Lead Ranch Worker 1 - Rancho Grande

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Operation of various types of equipment, basic mechanic work, carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, maintenance of ranch facilities, and basic livestock feeding and care.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operation of various types of equipment.  Employee must have experience and working understanding of safe and efficient use of tractors, trucks, haying equipment, loaders, etc, including their operation during sub-zero winter weather.
Basic mechanic work.  Employee will be responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting and basic repair of heavy equipment, ranch fleet pickups, ATVs, and other ranch machinery as needed.   Must keep accurate service and repair records. Will be responsible for the purchasing and maintaining inventory of parts, tools, and other general supplies.  
Basic carpentry, electrical work, plumbing.  Employee will be responsible for maintenance and repair of ranch buildings including houses, barn, shop, etc.   
Maintenance of ranch facilities, grounds and meadows, including but not limited to brush cutting, dragging meadows, irrigating and haying, etc.  Employee will be responsible for the regular and consistent care of several acres of lawn, including watering, fertilizing, mowing, weed control, pruning, etc.  Employee will be responsible for grading, graveling, and repairing driveways as needed and plowing snow in the winter.  
Basic livestock feeding and care.   Employee will be responsible for feeding livestock during winter months.   Must be able to recognize potential health issues and report them to supervisor.  Ability to treat injured/sick animals is a bonus but is not required.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Ranch Manager/Foreman.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School Diploma or GED required. Knowledgeable in the areas of animal health and cattle conditions generally acquired with a minimum of two to three years related experience and/or training. 


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Must be a licensed driver of single axle vehicles.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands/fingers to handle, manipulate, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.


WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Requisition ID: 18142

Travel Required: None

Location(s): L&L Rancho Grande Ranch - Elko 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **