Farm Ranch Hand Wanted!
Farm Ranch Hand Wanted!
Strong Mechanical Skills Needed
www.schottranch.com has the latest details on this job.
Respond with ALL requested info in addition to earliest start date ..resume.. housing requirements... summary of your abilities that fit our requirements..Especially mechanical skills and experience.. type of combines/seeders/hay equip you ran/ ability to setup / Kids school requirements.... Also comment on our pet projects listed on www.schottranch.com Help Wanted page.
NO PHONE CALLS ACCEPTED!!
Looking for someone with strong mechanical skills and any other experience (FENCING!/welding/carpentry/electrical/engines) that would be useful on an operation that not only raises purebred / commercial cattle but the feed to feed them. In addition to wheat/corn/sunflowers/ we put in cover crops for fall grazing.
Cost of living in our area is extremely low. Salary based on experience with sundays off.. various weekends / vacation time. Some of the perks we may consider ............... Beef / Ranch Vehicle / season Bonus'
As you can see we raise purebred limousin seedstock and commercial cattle. But we also raise the feed and cash crops associated so strong mechanical skills are a must as is handling tractors / combines etc...! We are looking for someone who's skills can compliment this type of operation. We are not just looking for a cowboy! You must be willing to adapt/learn/work hard and work well by yourself and with others.
A day in the life at Schott Ranch would be a morning meeting in the shop office to compare 'to do lists'! Our expectations would be carrying of a notebook and constantly making observations on repairs / fencing / fields n pastures to be sprayed / entering any repairs in database / cattle to be doctored / Then a constant reprioritization of the lists based on mother nature / urgency / time / cost etc...!
While we do have a probation period ...This is a LONG term obligation. Learning our operations complexity takes time and if we invest in this training then we expect long term commitment.
Also we log all daily repairs in my software www.shopdrusa.com
You can download a trial copy and if you know of others who might benefit please fwd on the website.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO BACKGROUND CHECK / DRUG / ALCOHOL TEST!
We get ALOT of resumes as you can imagine so following these simple requirements for information will go a long way to organizing our information and assimilating the resumes as well as getting your resume to the top of our list!!
Currently we may have a small farm house available with shop etc... There are also rentals in the area starting at $300
In addition to Ranch work.. we have a few pet projects that we would like you to comment on in your responses. I aquired a military drone engine from a test facility that a friend took over from my years in DC area. We are migrating that into my experimentals plane. We have a 49+ chevy coupe that we set on an S10 pickup frame that needs wrapping up. We want to build a side by side for the ranch from an S10 pickup spending hudreds vs. tens of thousands on a new one. Please comment on your abilities and interest in these projects.
Respond with ALL requested info in ONE email as to enable us to fwd to all decision makers!
1 .resume.. with references.
2 earliest start date .
3 summary of your abilities that fit our requirements..Especially mechanical skills and experience.. type of combines/seeders/hay equip you ran/ ability to setup
4 housing requirements... / Kids school requirements....
5. comment on our pet projects listed on www.schottranch.com Help Wanted page.
6 List any hobbies and /or any interests related to farm/ranch work.
We are offering a PAID internship depending on skills, with most of the requirements listed above applying. Interns with a business interest may be interested in putting a business plan together for expanding our cattle feeding operation and a pheasant hunting endeavor. Electrical Engineering / PC Science students could also benefit in real world on the ranch lab experiments. With all the electronics in farming now we have started to network with others to put together technology that already exists in other industries. We have co developed corn population seed population apps and sensors / liquid sensors/ Inexpensive camrea systems from automotive backup cameras. A farmer in Iowa built a little circuit board that sends a blue tooth signal to an app on any android device to map and count singluation on corn seed plantings. He and i have also worked together to put a $7 liquid sensor in line to measure EXACTLY the amt of liquid fertilizer that is applied to our crops in every zone. What we lack is saavy electrical engineers who are learning much of this daily in labs but lack real work applications. We simply dont have the time to manage the steep learning curve to test and produce little projects like this. Existing technology costs tens of thousands... At our ranch i recently aquired an engine from the big military drone engines when a friend bought out a test facility. Its currently installed in an experimental airplane i built in Washington DC after 911 and is nearing its test phase outlined by the FAA. We hope to apply cover crops / scout fields as well as continue using it for checking cattle etc.. but installing new cameras and other technology will take some creative thinking and much ground testing. Networking with areas young, eager minds in these areas and more are just a few of the things we are reaching out to find talent.