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ranch hand resume example with 9+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Accomplished Ranch Hand with 20 years of experience maintaining all aspects of a property and caring for animals. Proactive in providing timely care for livestock and preventive maintenance on equipment and property. Additional experience in animal husbandry and open to developing new talents. As well an experienced Heavy Equipment Operator with background supporting team members and job requirements with safe performance. Collaborates closely with site team members to complete work on time and without incidents. Maintaining a positive attitude with a constant willingness to work hard.

Skills
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Following directions
  • Safety program understanding
  • Lever controls
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Maintains crops
  • Physical stamina
  • Machinery upkeep
  • Task prioritization
  • Animal care knowledge
  • Livestock care
  • Heavy lifting
  • Crop planting and fertilization
  • Farm equipment repair
  • Tractor repairs
  • Harvesting
  • Diesel tractor expertise
  • Effective communication skills
  • Daily vehicle assessments
  • Safe equipment operation
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Resource Allocation
  • Bush hogging experience
  • Fence building
  • Equipment operation
  • Worker training
  • Supply purchasing
  • Safety practices
  • Crop harvesting
  • Pen construction
  • Heavy Equipment management
  • Multitasking
  • Customer service
  • Team management
  • Active listening
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Communication
  • Basic math
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem resolution
  • Troubleshooting
  • Conflict resolution
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Good work ethic
  • PPE use
  • Technical skills
  • Pest prevention
  • Group oversight
  • Entertainment
  • Presentation skills
  • Safety procedures
  • Transportation and travel
  • Navigational skills
  • People skills
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Decision-making
  • Quantitative skills
  • Experience in leadership
  • Flexible
Experience
03/2014 to Current Ranch Hand Chick-Fil-A | Pflugerville, TX,
  • Followed safety protocols when operating tools and equipment.
  • Worked with owner to determine ranch needs.
  • Maintained equipment with preventive maintenance and repairs.
  • Cared for livestock and monitored health and living spaces.
  • Operated ranch equipment for animal care and transport or field irrigation.
  • Monitored and maintained property by mending fences, T-post and ties.
  • Monitored grounds and reported damage or issues to supervisor before making repairs.
  • Provided water, food, vaccinations and healthcare for approximately 250 livestock.
  • Monitored livestock health and informed ranch manager of issues.
  • Prepared horses for travel.
  • Supervised day-to-day activities of Akaushi Cattle ranch.
  • Closely monitored and recorded behavior and health of horses and livestock.
  • Trained new workers on safety and ranch procedures.
  • Applied pesticides and other chemicals to manage plants and insect populations.
  • Cleaned and maintained animal pens by raking up manure and putting down fresh straw and hay.
  • Maintained and repaired farming equipment to provide consistent usability, prime operational condition and alleviate downtime.
  • Watered and fed livestock and cleaned pens and enclosures to maintain farm animal health.
  • Drove trucks and tractors to distribute feed to animals.
  • Moved livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales and enclosures.
  • Completed harvesting activities using harvesters, tractors and other heavy equipment.
  • Sprayed fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects and fungus.
  • Assisted with maintenance and repair activities to keep buildings and equipment in safe and proper condition.
  • Examined animals to detect illness or injury.
  • Monitored and adjusted irrigation systems to distribute water according to crop needs.
  • Watered and fertilized crops to promote growth for harvests.
  • Repaired buildings, fences and other pertinent structures to keep animals properly contained.
  • Cultivated soil to refine and prepare for planting.
  • Checked fields to prepare land for tilling and spring planting.
  • Assisted with planting and harvest planning and preparation.
  • Followed maps and GPS systems to promptly complete tasks.
  • Loaded hoppers, containers and conveyors to feed machines with products.
  • Operated portable pipes and ditch systems to irrigate soil.
  • Operated seed drills and manure spreaders to plant, fertilize, dust and spray crops.
  • Performed inspections and made repairs on tractors.
  • Followed safe practices to mix and apply chemicals.
  • Guided products on conveyors to regulate machine flow and discarded diseased or rotten products.
  • Cleared work areas of brush, stumps and other debris.
  • Operated chainsaws and other power tools to complete production requirements.
  • Used tools, equipment and winches to lift, move and bunch logs.
  • Hooked chains to logs according to safety procedures.
  • Stacked sheared trees onto trailers and trimmed loads to prevent dropping trash on highways.
  • Coordinated machine operations with other site personnel to keep materials moving smoothly and prevent accidents.
  • Operated heavy equipment to demolish current structures, remove plants or trees and clear property of debris.
  • Operated equipment to remove debris, snow or other equipment from streets and work areas.
  • Loaded and moved dirt, rocks, equipment and materials.
  • Maintained equipment on-site with regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintained equipment and made emergency or scheduled adjustments.
  • Adjusted throttles, switches and pedals to operate bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders or backhoes.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Operated dozer and heavy equipment safely and appropriately.
  • Used dozer to level soil, move rock and debris and scoop soil.
  • Operated dozer controls to regulate height and angle of dozer blade.
  • Drove tractors according to job needs.
  • Completed operator maintenance, checking and replenishing fluids to proper levels, examining and changing filters, changing and sharpening blades and lubricating equipment.
  • Maintained grounds using lawnmower, tractors and other types of equipment.
  • Performed mechanical and hydraulic connections to attach equipment to tractors.
  • Operated rubber-wheeled tractor with cutting and plowing attachments to perform manual work tasks.
  • Observed road and traffic laws and regulations to execute safe driving practices.
  • Plowed and bush-hogged open fields, parks, orchards, lawns and roadways.
  • Executed backhoes and front-loading devices to move trees, dig ditches and unload soil to complete grounds maintenance.
  • Monitored equipment, structures, materials, events and environment to assess problems.
  • Operated tractors and heavy equipment to meet agricultural site needs.
  • Analyzed power requirements for soil conditions to determine safe operating speeds.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Employed hand signals to communicate effectively with coworkers operating transport vehicles and direct movements from floor.
  • Scheduled or performed needed maintenance on equipment to promote longevity of use.
  • Completed preventive maintenance on engines, transmissions, tires and other vehicle systems.
  • Utilized computer programs and visual inspections to diagnose problems with brakes, steering and transmissions.
  • Performed checklist of fluid levels, air filter, tire pressure and more as part of service orders.
  • Operated specialty equipment, standard tools and gauges to complete assessments and repairs.
  • Placed orders for parts necessary to complete vehicle repairs and installations.
  • Evaluated vehicle systems to assess function and uncover defects.
  • Installed new vehicle systems and components.
  • Diagnosed and performed accurate repair on brakes, engines, suspensions, drive trains and transmission clutches.
  • Removed malfunctioning parts and repaired components or installed new ones.
  • Repaired electrical wiring harness, starting and charging systems.
  • Checked and replaced clamps, brackets, hoses and other system components.
  • Reconditioned and replaced pistons, bearings, gears and valves.
  • Optimized brake systems by adjusting and replacing components.
  • Maintained vehicles by changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating components.
  • Completed work in different weather conditions and on diverse ground types.
  • Constructed metal, chain link and wooden fences and borders.
  • Followed safety guidelines for using tools, equipment and heavy machinery to avoid accidents and injury.
  • Used estimation skills to determine materials and labor hours required for job.
  • Planned and laid out work according to prepared sketches and blueprints.
  • Operated disc grinder to smooth out, weld or grind parts.
  • Used measuring and marking equipment to measure and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment.
  • Positioned and clamped work pieces together to assemble jig fixtures.
  • Loaded fencing tools and materials onto trucks before shift start and unloaded products at job site.
  • Made repairs to broken post braces and fence panels and assessed fence for other damaged areas.
  • Removed rocks, stones and other debris from areas where fencing was to be installed.
  • Created postholes with appropriate equipment, including spades and posthole diggers and backfilled holes with dirt or concrete to secure fencing.
  • Marked and laid out fence lines and pole locations in accordance with work order and project specifications.
  • Measured and aligned posts using levels and bobs to verify alignment and achieve professional finished looks.
  • Mixed and applied concrete .in proper ratios to fill post holes for cattle and horse fencing.
  • Verified vertical alignment of posts, utilizing plumb bobs and spirit levels.
  • Blasted rock formations and rocky areas with dynamite to facilitate posthole digging.
  • Livestock security.
  • Predator control.
09/2013 to 03/2015 Hunting Guide and Ranch Hand Chick-Fil-A | Port Jefferson Station, NY,
  • Answered questions, pointed out overlooked features and offered further details about special exhibits to educate visitors.
  • Opened and closed building, turned on and off lights to minimize power usage and performed light cleaning to keep visited areas in top condition.
  • Delivered guided tours, presenting scripted information and answering questions.
  • Built detailed knowledge on locations and points of interest to thoroughly answer guest questions.
  • Entertained visitors and tourists with various props and signs to maximize engagement.
  • Facilitated tours to groups of up to 4.
  • Delivered information through narratives throughout Two Rivers Ranch area, relaying lesser-known stories for interest.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Exceeded customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Followed safety protocols when operating tools and equipment.
  • Worked with owner to determine ranch needs.
  • Maintained equipment with preventive maintenance and repairs.
  • Cared for livestock and monitored health and living spaces.
  • Monitored and maintained property by mending fences, deer and cattle.
  • Monitored grounds and reported damage or issues to supervisor before making repairs.
  • Monitored livestock health and informed ranch manager of issues.
  • Prepared horses for travel.
  • Supervised day-to-day activities of deer and cattle ranch.
  • Closely monitored and recorded behavior and health of horses and livestock.
  • Skinned and quartered 100+ deer.
  • Trained new workers on safety and ranch procedures.
  • Reported malfunctioning equipment to support worker engagement and efficient remediation.
  • Used excavator to dig basement and storm shelter for the hunting lodge.
  • Filled and maintained deer feeders.
  • Monitored and repaired deer blinds.
  • Maintained windmills.
  • Cleared 10 acres with bulldozer, excavator, and skid steer with minimal supervision and minimal assistance.
  • Promoted to Ranch Foreman within 3 months of hire.
07/2012 to 08/2012 Ranch Hand Rancho Rio Grande | City, STATE,
  • Used picks and shovels to dig, spread and level dirt and gravel.
  • Maintained clean, safe working environment by removing debris from job site prior to shift completion.
  • Collected and removed debris from work sites to maintain team productivity and minimize safety hazards.
  • Maintained tools, equipment and work sites.
  • Assisted team members with maintaining orderly and clean workspaces.
  • Contributed to team culture of safety by consistently wearing proper safety gear and following standards.
  • Operated tools and equipment correctly to assist with land clearing work.
  • Listened to senior team members for instructions on new jobs and daily requirements.
  • Lifted, sorted and stacked parts weighing as much as 20-100lbs pounds.
  • Met company and OSHA safety guidelines for work site operations to minimize worker risk.
  • Sorted and placed materials or items on racks, shelves or in bins to keep warehouse organized.
  • Collaborated with team members to complete assigned tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Readied sites for new crew activities by removing dust and debris.
  • Performed physical activities requiring heavy lifting, walking and standing for long periods of time.
  • Maintained awareness of workplace hazards, diligently following department safety protocol.
  • Completed variety of physical labor tasks.
  • Understood and followed oral and written directions.
  • Lubricated and cleaned machinery and tools.
  • Performed regular servicing and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Performed all landscape maintenance duties such as lawn mowing, weed-whacking and snow removal.
  • Shoveled cement and other materials into portable cement mixers to pour and spread concrete.
  • Demonstrated experience with construction work.
  • Applied caulking compounds by hand or caulking guns to protect against entry of water or air.
  • Supported business operations with reliable commitment to timely task completion.
  • Operated and maintained a variety of equipment including hand and power tools.
  • Shaped materials to prescribed measurements with saws, chisels and planes.
  • Mixed, poured, and spread concrete, asphalt gravel and other materials.
  • Maintained good driving record and Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Read plans, instructions or specifications to determine work activities.
  • Prepared items for transportation installing bracing, padding and strapping to prevent damage.
  • Signaled equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement or adjustment of machinery and equipment.
  • Cut materials into specified sizes for installation using tile cutters and power saws.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2012 to to High School Diploma | Bracketville High School, Bracketville, GPA:
  • Ranked in Top 10% of class
  • 3.8 GPA
  • Ford Agricultural Scholarship Recipient
  • Most Athletic Reward Recipient
Expected in to to | Range And Wildlife Management South West Texas Junior College, Uvalde, TX, GPA:
  • Completed coursework in Range and Wildlife Management.
  • Tested out of all basic coursework.
Certifications
  • Previously OSHA Certified (2012)
  • First Aid/CPR Certified (2001)

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Bracketville High School
  • South West Texas Junior College

Job Titles Held:

  • Ranch Hand
  • Hunting Guide and Ranch Hand
  • Ranch Hand

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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