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Montana Employer Irrigator in CORVALLIS, Montana

Temporary full time position from 4/10/2022 to 9/20/2022.Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of grass hay, alfalfa, small grains, corn, sorghum, millet, brassicas, canola, soybeans, sunflowers, radishes, milo, peas, and pollinator plant species. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to Irrigation. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities:maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery and smaller equipment; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); apply herbicides to weeds; treat ponds with aquatic herbicides; remove undesirable and excess growth (weeds) from crops or farm grounds by hand; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general clean up of farm areas; burn ditches and fields; use weed eater on brush, weeds and grass; clean hay fields of waste hay by hand; cut cattails and remove from wetlands, ditches, canals, and irrigation stuctures; maintain yard/lawn at farm housing; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; operate tractor and brush-hog/riding mower to cut weeds and tall grasses from fields, roadsides, and farm areas.Irrigation duties will include the following:Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into bordered section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when bordered section is flooded; set and change location of irrigation dams; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water; clean ditches, canals, and head gates of debris; mix and apply proper solutions to fill holes/cracks in pipes, ditches, and spillways, and make minor repairs to metal, concrete, and wooden frameworks in pipe and ditch valves and gates. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; operate and maintain gas and electric pumps; disassemble, service and store; pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season; drive to local supply retailers to pick up parts and/or deliver damaged equipment for repairs.To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.In view of the statutorily established basic function of the Employment Service (ES) as a no-fee labor exchange that is as a forum for bringing together employers and job seekers, neither the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) nor the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are guarantors of the accuracy or truthfulness of information contained on job orders submitted by employers. Nor does any job order accepted or recruited upon by the ES constitute a c