Cowboy in Lyons, KS

Innovative Livestock Services Inc

Knight Feedlot, Inc is looking for an experienced Cowboy/Pen Rider for the feed lot located in Lyons, KS.

The successful candidates for these positions must be able to pass post offer employment testing.

These positions offer competitive wages commensurate with experience and a generous benefit package.

Qualified applicants may complete application online at ILSBEEF.COM/JOBS or email resume to jobs@ilsbeef.com, call 620-257-5106,

or apply in person at

Knight Feedlot, Inc.

1768 Ave J

Lyons, KS 67554.

EOE


Summary: 
Responsible for monitoring animal health, maintaining cattle inventory, pen and equipment inspection, and reporting.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review daily agenda for cattle movements.
  • If shipping, perform and verify head counts, retrieve cattle from all applicable pens and move to scales and shipping pens.
  • On horseback, ride through pens and/or pastures, inspect cattle and make decisions about pulling animals to be evaluated.
  • Evaluate respiratory observe and recovery pens for re-treatment or movement to home pens.
  • Gather and move strays back to appropriate lots and pens.
  • Notify appropriate personnel regarding dead cattle and repairs or maintenance needed.
  • Maintain physical condition of horse and tack.
  • Maintain housekeeping of horse barns and tack rooms.
  • Maintain inventory of horse feed.
  • Ensure compliance with all OSHA/Safety procedures, rules and regulations.

Personal Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability – Adapt to changes in the work environment.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Cost Consciousness – Conserve organizational resources.
  • Dependability – Follow instructions, respond to management direction; keep commitments; complete tasks on time or notify appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Ethics – Treat people with respect; work with integrity and ethically.
  • Initiative – Ask for and offer help when needed.
  • Innovation – Generate suggestions for improving work.
  • Interpersonal – Keep emotions under control.
  • Judgment – Exhibit sound and accurate judgment.
  • Oral Communication – Listen and get clarification; respond well to questions.
  • Organizational Support – Follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Planning/Organizing – Use time efficiently.
  • Problem Solving – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Quality – Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Quantity – Complete work in timely manner.
  • Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures.
  • Team Work – Contribute to building a positive team spirit.
  • Technical Skills – Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others.
  • Written Communication – Able to read and interpret written information.


Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education/Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three month’s related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Language Ability: Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
  • Math Ability: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Work Environment:

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 work near moving mechanical parts, airborne particles and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions and the noise level in the work environment is sometimes loud.


Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The successful candidates for these positions must be able to pass post offer employment testing. These positions offer competitive wages commensurate with experience and a generous benefit package.

Qualified applicants may complete application online or email resume to jobs@ilsbeef.com.