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Current Available Positions 

Night Herdsperson

The primary responsibility of the Night Herdsperson is to maintain and supervise operations during night hours from 6pm to 5am, 6 days a week.

Nightly duties include but not limited to:

  • Monitor and care for cows freshening and calves

  • Supervise milkers and parlor

  • Perform routine bedding in barns

  • Operate sand separator as needed by Farm Manager

  • Maintain Skid Steer as needed

  • Perform routine feed push-ups

  • Communicate with Day Herdsperson Managers on concerns and ideas for improvement.

  • Serve as back-up milker when needed

  • Assist milkers with sorting and moving cattle as needed

Required Skills

  • Basic knowledge for evaluating cattle and equipment issues

  • Valid Driver License and reliable transportation to work

  • Dairy Cattle experience of 2 years + with calving and new born calf care.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • To set up an interview call Tony at 815-276-2264 or stop in the main office Mon-Fri to fill out an application 

Lead Farm Mechanical Maintenance

Schedule: 45 to 55 hours, with on-call availability

Working Conditions/Environment:

· Physical requirements included while performing duties of job but not limited to:

o Operating equipment

o Ability to lift at least 75 lbs.

o Physical labor in verity of situations. (Climbing, stretching, rolling on ground under equipment, etc.)

· This position will primarily work outdoors during all seasons and weather. The environment will also include various locations such as office, barns, fields, vehicles, and equipment operations.

Qualifications:

· 2-years Work experience with preventive maintenance of equipment (trucks, tractors, skid steers, etc.)

· 2-years Mechanical experience

· 2-years Welding and fabrication experience

· Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

· Ability to follow directions, multitask and meet deadlines.

· Ability to work independently and with a team.

· Basic computer skills, with knowledge of Microsoft office (word, excel, outlook)

o Training will be provided for specific techniques and computer programs utilized at Golden Oaks Farm

· Must be able to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Responsible include but are not limited to:

· Conduct Day-to-Day preventive maintenance and repair of equipment, systems, building structures and fences/pastures.

· Lubrication, Oil changes and other services needed on equipment/trucks.

· Operating equipment and machinery

· Welding and fabrication

· Troubleshooting and scheduling services with vendors as needed

· Ordering parts when required and providing the office with detailed receipts.

· Read and interpret equipment manuals and word orders to perform required maintenance and service.

· Perform mechanical skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of machines and equipment.

· Repairs and installation of all barn items, i.e., gates, posts, waterers, headlocks, and grates including decisions to weld, repair or replace.

· Oversee and assist in scheduling maintenance department staff tasks.

· Assist and coordinate with Herd team on projects and maintenance needs.

· Assist in farming and herd operation as needed.

· Unloading trailers and other truck deliveries

· Provide input and participate in projects discussion.

· Following safety guidelines

· On call for after hours for repairs and breakdowns if needed

· Complete all necessary paperwork and operate PM program.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $22.00 - $24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

To set up an interview call Tony at 815-276-2264 or stop in the main office Mon-Fri to fill out an application 

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