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Equine Caregiver & Ranch Hand

Corvallis, Oregon 97330
United States
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Date Posted: 12/14/2020 | Last Updated: 12/14/2020
Categories:
Farm Office Staff, General Farm Labor, Ranch Hand/Cattle
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
High School
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
American Quarter Horse
Languages Required:
English
Drivers license required?
Yes
Commercial drivers license required?
No
Own car required?
Yes
Pets allowed?
No
Non-smoker required?
No
Live on site?
No
Will pay to relocate?
No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Private high-end working ranch is seeking an equine caregiver, in Corvallis, OR. The main responsibility of this position is to provide care for horses and maintenance of the facilities and adjacent grounds.
Job Description
This position will be responsible for:
• Feeding, watering, and medicating horses
• Observing horses for signs of injury, illness, or other significant changes
• Communicating any problems, engaging services of veterinarian if required
• Assisting with or performing safe/humane handling of animals during treatments and other handling routines and maintaining procedures to minimize stress on animals
• Providing additional care for horses including blanketing and therapeutic exercise
• Maintaining inventory of animal care supplies – feed, bedding, supplements, and medications
• Procuring supplies as needed
• Maintaining and repairing enclosures including fences and water sources, in paddocks as well as pastures
• Managing manure in all enclosures
• Assisting with the repair and maintenance of other rescue infrastructure including shelters, barns, water systems, or other
• Performing landscaping and pasture management duties including mowing, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, planting, and harrowing
• Other tasks/activities as assigned for the care of animals and maintenance of facilities
• In the absence of the property owners the caregiver will share responsibility of overnight on-site supervision.
Job Requirements
• High School diploma or equivalent required
• Three years minimum experience in a ranch environment, specifically with equine, required
• Knowledge of how to safely work with a wide range of horses
• Strong knowledge of how to safely operate farm equipment including RTV’s, tractor, brush hog, mowers, blades, auger, water truck and trailer
• Basic understanding of infrastructure repair and ability to use related tools for building, plumbing, and other maintenance
• Excellent observational, communication, and organizational skills
• Ability to follow written directions and record observations
• Reliable and flexible attendance is essential to providing optimum animal care
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to use a computer to complete regular tasks (Word, Excel, Email, Web)
• Ability to work independently while juggling multiple competing tasks
Benefits
Salaried DOE
Description of Housing Provided
Needs to be local, no housing provided.
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