Job - Assistant Ranch Manager

Job Title: Assistant Ranch Manager

Job Order #: EH-8268

Location: Central to Western Montana

Salary Range: $0 - $45000

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: 3 Bedroom Home + Beef + Utilities + Work Vehicle


- 10-15 years ranch industry

- Need 3-5 years in management of 500+ cows
- Solid cow/calf ranch background
- Excellent animal health skills
- Team player/motivator
- Good hay and irrigation background
- Able to work from horseback
- Handle maintenance and general repair
- Needs an outstanding person with good ranch operations and management background, including multiple employees and range experience
- Need to be a good communicator with both employees and management


Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for an experienced Assistant Ranch Manager for this central Montana beef operation. This is a hands-on working position. Need 3-5 years in management. Assistant Manager will have direct husbandry duties and leading other production employees. Needs to be self-motivated and able to motivate others. Practical experience with herd management, nutrition, equipment, asset management, property maintenance and management are required.

Assistant Ranch Manager Responsibilities include:

- Hay Production & Irrigation operations and management
- Health: Nutrition, vaccination protocols, doctoring/diagnosing, breeding, calving, proper tagging, commercial herd, maintain cattle records, culling, etc.
- Improvements: Maintain corrals, sheds and other buildings, fences, roads, maintain trucks, equipment, build/implement new improvements
- Cattle Movement: Move/keep cattle where they are supposed to be, riding, range health, manage for excellent up-trending range health, keep grazing chart record
- Financial: help draft annual operating budget, stay within budget, labor management, lead/direct and communicate with existing employees, manage part time, seasonal, & day help. Managing with a TEAM approach, creating a positive environment, meet with Management to review progress on goals, actuals vs. budget, etc.
- Innovate: Be progressive minded with a willingness to adopt improved methods of beef production

They must be organized, self-motivated, and detail oriented in feeding, calving, limited irrigation, hay production, equipment operation, minor welding, general maintenance, oversight, and simple mechanic work. Ability/experience on horseback is required. Must be a team player that works with others while helping to improve the overall Ranch operation. Degree is preferred, but not a must. Valid driver’s license, drug test, and background check required before hire.

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Eric Hansen at or call 308-382-7351. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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