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Ranch Operations Assitant

Date Posted: 03-03-2015
Location: Hanover, IL, USA
Contact Person: Adam Nemon
Company/Business Name: Silver Maple Ranch
Phone: 815-858-5318

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Nestled in the rolling hills of northwest Illinois, along the Mississippi River, Silver Maple Ranch is seeking a Ranch Operations Assistant to live on-site and join a small team of people who are highly dedicated to this family-owned, 1,235-acre ranch, its animals and stewardship of the land. Main responsibilities include:

- Daily chores (caring for animals, tending to gardens, cleaning swimming pool, etc.)
- General farm labor (fencing, pasture maintenance, clearing brush)
- Lawn care and landscaping (mowing, trimming, seeding, watering, planting)
- Maintenance/repair work on buildings and machines
- Occasional help with the ranchís 15 horses and 150 beef cows

Required: Communicate effectively in English, driverís license, able to work with minimal supervision, able to lift 60 pounds repetitively, desire to work hard and see results.

Desired: Knowledge of auto mechanics, machine and building maintenance, welding, ability to safely use electric and gas-powered tools, experience running loader tractors and riding mowers, comfortable around livestock, basic knowledge of planting and maintaining gardens.

Enthusiasm, flexibility and excellent work ethic are more important than direct experience, and Silver Maple Ranch will happily invest training time for the right individual.

Benefits: Competitive wage, on-site family housing, paid vacation, use of land and facilities at Managerís discretion. 5-day, 50-hour work week will include some weekends during the summer. 30 minutes from historic Galena, Illinois. 3 hours from Chicago.

Starts April 1, 2015 and runs for 7 months. For the right individual or family, this job could become year-round. In addition, there may be a part-time housekeeping job available during the summer for a second person.

For additional information and to request an application, contact Adam Nemon.
Salary: $10-15 per hour


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