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Location: Lamar, CO, West United States, USA
Company: Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Food & Beverage Products and Processing
Career Type: Maintenance/Repair
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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JOB TITLE: Manager Yard Maintenance

REPORTS TO: Feedlot General Manager


FUNCTION: Ensures Feedlot environmental compliance. Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in farming, manure management, repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment, and in maintenance of buildings, grounds, and systems by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages 1 subordinate supervisor and 5-6 non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization''s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Identifies current and future maintenance requirements through communication with management and production personnel.
  • Ensures operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing maintenance requirements for rolling stock including feedtrucks, tractors, and other heavy equipment and scheduling maintenance and repair.
  • Coordinates utility repairs with appropriate service providers. Directs maintenance activities on water systems and tanks to provide continuous supply of drinking water to livestock.
  • Maintains fencing and gates by repairing damage in a timely manner.
  • Maintains facility appearance by ensuring that grass/weeds are mowed regularly and trash is properly disposed of.
  • Plans and supervises all yard construction, renovation and replacement projects.
  • Maintains roads, pens and alleys by filling in holes, controlling dust and removing accumulated manure.
  • Maintains environmental compliance and corresponding records according to specified EPA guidelines; collects soil and water samples for testing.
  • Utilizes best methods of planting, cultivation, harvesting and knowledge of various climatic conditions on crops to ensure high yields; develops methods for control of noxious weeds, crop diseases, and insect pests.
  • Sets a positive example for employees by modeling safe work practices and following safety rules and policies. Communicates critical safety information to employees by conducting regular safety training; monitors workplace for unsafe/noncompliant behavior.
  • Manages department supplies inventory by researching costs, designing inventory systems, determining inventory levels, anticipating needed supplies and approving orders.
  • Develops department capital and operating budgets; manages expenses by studying historical data, anticipating needs and researching costs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


  • Undergraduate degree; or equivalent related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of vehicle mechanics and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Expected to coordinate projects, manage difficult or emotional employee situations, participate in meetings, understand business implications of decisions, work within approved budget, develop and implement cost saving measures, conserve organizational resources, demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy, adapts to changes in the work environment, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, observe safety and security procedures, and report potentially unsafe conditions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

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Job Post Date: 02/21/20
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