Job - Ditch Rider - MT Irrigation Canal

Job Title: Ditch Rider - MT Irrigation Canal

Job Order #: DC-9433

Location: North Central Montana

Salary Range: $45000 - $47000

Commission / Bonus: Christmas Bonus

Benefits: 21 Annual Days Paid Vacation + 5 Annual Days Sick Leave + 9 Paid Holidays + Company-Paid Health Ins. Premiums + Company-Paid Smart Phone (Can Be Used Personally) + Possible Relocation Assistance For Ideal Candidate + Retirement Plan with 8% Co. Match + Work-Related Travel Expense Reimbursed at State Mileage Rate

UPDATE: 01/24/22


Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is seeking a hard-working, dependable farm individual to place with a long-established irrigation canal company. Applicant DOES NOT NEED to have ditch riding experience but must be TRAINABLE. Ditch Riders control and maintain irrigation canals and ditches during irrigation season with the goal of efficiently delivering water to local farms and ranches. Ditch Riders serve the irrigation canal shareholders by scheduling water flow rates, deliver times, and durations of use. The Ditch Rider reports directly to the General Manager and coordinates with other Ditch Riders in order to requisition appropriate water flows, to promote timely water delivery, and to minimize waste. Typical duties include:
- Operating/Maintaining water gates and turnouts
- Removal of debris
- Weed control
- Tracking/recording daily water use and canal flow data

During off-season, Ditch Riders will report to the company Construction Foreman to help with:
- Shop maintenance
- Vehicle maintenance
- Equipment repair
- Pre-casting, forming and pouring concrete irrigation structures
- Ditch cleaning and repair
- Snow plowing
- Infrastructure construction
- Weed control

Ideal individual will have some experience with construction and or farm equipment operation and will be self-directed and customer service focused.

- High School diploma or GED earned
- Experience with Construction Equipment OR Farm Equipment operation preferred
- Strong work ethic
- Great time management skills
- Ability to lift / carry up to 70 pounds
- CDL or ability to obtain with help of employer
- Reliable 4-wheel vehicle strongly preferred
- Currently residing near company location or open to relocation to this North Central Montana area

Our client is a well-established Irrigation Canal company known for taking great care of their employees. The benefits offered with this role are OUTSTANDING.

***BASE SALARY HAS JUST BEEN INCREASED TO $46,070...this opportunity to work with one of the finest Irrigation Canal companies in Montana is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity!***

Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Dianne Countryman at or call 308-381-4815. Please to fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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