ranch hand resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Hand Tools
  • Time Management
  • Equipment Operation
  • Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Livestock Herding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Livestock Health
  • Medications and Vaccinations
  • Team Supervision
  • Caring for Livestock
  • Tanker and Hazmat Endorsements
  • Route Management
  • Cargo Handling
  • Safety and Emergency Equipment
  • Vehicle Defect or Damage Reporting
  • Problem Solving
  • Truck Weighing
  • Truck Maneuvering
  • Attention to Detail
  • Trailer Coupling and Uncoupling
  • Tractor-Trailer Operation
  • CB Radio Communication
  • Cargo Security
  • State and Federal Regulations
  • Air Brake Certification
  • Courteous and Polite Demeanor
  • Hazmat Endorsed
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Organizational Skills
  • PPE Use
  • Stick Welding
  • Design Interpretation
  • Pipe Welding
  • Straightedge Measurements
  • Power Tools Operation
  • Overhead Welding Position
  • Edge Joining
  • Workpiece Examinations
  • Welding Techniques
  • Torch Selection
  • Equipment Selection
  • Surface Material Preparation
  • Vertical Welding
01/2023 to 01/2023
Ranch Hand Fedex Niles, IL,
  • Patrolled holding habitats and grazing areas to monitor animal safety and make timely repairs to equipment, gates and pens.
  • Closely monitored and recorded behavior and health of horses and livestock.
  • Drove trucks, tractors and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
  • Updated records with data about animal growth, feeding patterns, costs and behaviors.
  • Marked livestock to identify ownership and grade using brands, tags or tattoos.
  • Prepared horses for travel.
  • Maintained equipment with preventive maintenance and repairs.
  • Herded livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks or other enclosures.
  • Shifted animals between grazing areas to foster sufficient access to food.
  • Worked with owner to determine ranch needs.
  • Provided water, food, vaccinations and healthcare for approximately 1500 livestock.
  • Examined animals to detect illness, injury or disease.
02/2018 to 11/2021
Owner/Operator Truck Driver John Christner Trucking Pell City, AL,
  • Performed pre- and post-trip safety and maintenance checks to mitigate hazards.
  • Inspected truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips.
  • Planned efficient routes and adjusted strategies based on current weather and traffic information.
  • Managed unexpected emergencies and route changes with calm and professionalism.
  • Established relationships with customers through use of interpersonal, active listening and inquiry response skills.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before and after trips and completed basic maintenance for optimal performance.
  • Maintained telephone and radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Updated logs with timely and accurate information meet internal requirements and DOT recordkeeping demands.
  • Maintained vehicle logs, records of cargo, or billing statements in accordance with regulations
  • Recorded expenses and maintained receipts.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control.
  • Conducted daily DOT pre-trip inspections according to set checklist.
  • Retained valid proof of insurance and registration in vehicles.
  • Added fluids, checked tires and kept interior and exterior spotless as part of vehicle upkeep.
09/2016 to 02/2018
Hot Oil Operator Ovivo Water Huntington Beach, CA,
  • Inspected equipment daily for leaks, defects and mechanical failures.
  • Completed and reported pre- and post-trip inspections.
  • Followed proper rig up and rig down procedures for optimal safety.
  • Inspected and maintained vehicle supplies and equipment to ensure vehicles remain in proper working condition.
  • Inspected trucks and trailers before and after trips and completed basic maintenance for optimal performance.
  • Added fluids, checked tires and kept interior and exterior spotless as part of vehicle upkeep.
  • Connected pump hoses and pipelines to transfer material.
  • Lubricated and maintained machines prior to setup, calibration and operation.
  • Inspected tools in field and in shop to verify functionality and effectiveness.
  • Paid close attention to operations schedules and timelines to achieve targets and maintain optimal productivity levels.
  • Monitored gauges and pressure pumps throughout tasks to check safety and operational performance.
03/2016 to 09/2016
Welder Cardinal Hardware City, STATE,
  • Prepared material surfaces for welding by removing scale, rust or other foreign matter.
  • Prepared workpiece edges by grinding, cutting, buffing or bending to verify snug fit.
  • Aligned and clamped workpieces using rules, squares or hand tools.
  • Positioned and secured workpieces using hoists, wire and banding machines or hand tools.
  • Welded components in flat, vertical or overhead positions.
  • Prepared broken parts for welding by properly grooving and scarfing surfaces.
  • Positioned and clamped workpieces together and properly assembled in jigs and fixtures.
  • Monitored fitting, burning and welding processes to avoid overheating parts, warping, shrinking, distortion and expansion of materials.
  • Welded fabrication materials, continuously checking for safety and quality.
  • Set up equipment and welded parts according to welding chart specifications and type.
  • Operated manual and semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments together.
  • Read blueprints and drawings and took measurements to plan layout and procedures.
  • Adjusted weld machines to correct settings for precision and waste reduction.
  • Used welding skills to help repair and maintain heavy-duty machinery.
  • Safely ignited torches and monitored surroundings to proactively identify hazards.
  • Laid out, positioned, aligned and secured parts and assemblies with straightedges, squares and calipers.
  • Measured workpieces with straightedges or templates to conform with specifications.
  • Connected and turned regulator valves to activate and adjust gas flow and pressure and obtain desired flames.
  • Maximized shop organization and equipment lifespan by maintaining equipment.
Education and Training
Expected in 10/2012 to to
High School Diploma:
Stephenville High School - Stephenville, TX
  • OSHA 30- General Industries

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School Attended

  • Stephenville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Ranch Hand
  • Owner/Operator Truck Driver
  • Hot Oil Operator
  • Welder


  • High School Diploma

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