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cattle ranch worker

Source: Job Bank


Fort Steele, BC


$4,000.00 to $4,500.00 monthly (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 35 to 50 hours per week
  • Education: No degree, certificate or diploma
  • Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years

Work site environment

  • Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots
  • Hay farming
  • Livestock combination farming
  • Outdoors
  • Dusty
  • Livestock
  • All weather conditions
  • Dirty

Work setting

  • Rural area
  • Staff accommodation available
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer


  • Diagnose livestock health issues
  • Disinfect pens, barns or poultry houses
  • Handling animals
  • Marking livestock as proof of ownership
  • Monitor the calving process
  • Monitoring animal health
  • Perform livestock feeding
  • Plant, cultivate and irrigate crops
  • Prepare a clean, dry area for cows that are calving
  • Treat livestock health issues
  • Weaning
  • Fertilize and spray crops
  • Harvest crops
  • Feed and tend animals
  • Assist in the development and implementation of farm safety and bio-security procedures
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting
  • Carry out a pasture or pen breeding programs
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed
  • Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens
  • Detect disease and health problems in crops, livestock and poultry
  • Perform general farm duties

Equipment and machinery experience

  • Automated irrigation system
  • Feeding and watering system
  • Fertilizer applicator
  • Sprayer or duster
  • Tractor
  • Farm truck
  • Forage equipment
  • Haying equipment
  • Loader
  • Planting equipment
  • Swather
  • Tillage equipment
  • Welding
  • Skidsteer

Automated systems experience

  • Bulk grain or feed handling - automated
  • Manure handling and storage

Specialization or experience

  • Green economy sector

Area of specialization

  • Agricultural livestock service
  • Cattle breeding
  • Agricultural crop service
  • Beef cattle
  • Animal husbandry

Security and safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Bondable
  • Driving record check (abstract)

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid driver's licence
  • Drive manual transmission vehicle

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Physically demanding
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Large workload
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Overtime required
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Sound discrimination
  • Sitting
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Personal suitability

  • Organized
  • Team player
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
  • Quick learner

Screening questions

  • Are you available for shift or on-call work?
  • Are you available for the advertised start date?
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you currently reside in proximity to the advertised location?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • What is your current field of study?
  • What is your current level of study?

Green job

  • Involves duties and responsibilities that lead to positive environmental outcomes

Other benefits

  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • On-site housing options
  • On-site recreation and activities
  • Other benefits
  • Paid time off (volunteering or personal days)

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