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Seeking Ranch Job: Ranch Management/Long Term Position. A must read. #160634
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Posted by: WillFletcher [see other ads by this poster]
City: Watford City [see other ads in this city]
State: North Dakota [see other ads in this state]
Exp. Cow Calf: 15+
Exp. Yearlings: 15+
Exp. FeedLot: 10
Exp. Horse: 20+
Exp. Roping: 10+ (ranch roping)
Exp. Doctoring: Highly experienced
Exp. Calving: 10
Exp. Haying: 5
Room And Board: Family of 5
Phone#: 530-310-5928

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I am a certified mechanic. General automotive, skilled with diesel, heavy equipment, and farm equipment, and specialty work. I also work on the side of my career as well with a small side business:

I am posting this as one last go to see if anything is out there. I am currently advancing in my career to the next step with a promotion and offer on the line, pending my acceptance. So hereís to one last whim before moving on. I am looking at a final career path change that will offer an opportunity aside from full time employment and traditional benefits. More so, an outfit seeking an individual like me and what I bring to the table and can provide for your company. I am looking for the chance of business share opportunities, cattle share opportunities, herd incentive, investments, etc. the opportunity to eventually branch out, start up backing, or anything else unique that your outfit may be willing to offer or consider. With long term commitment in mind and a contract if needed. I am open to all offers. Currently located in North Dakota but open to relocating for the right opportunity. After managing an Angus seedstock outfit in Montana for four years, I moved back to California to be closer to family after having my daughter. Worked as a company Foreman for the last few years but unfortunately the business went under right in the midst of COVID. I have since relocated to North Dakota after being recruited to work on oil equipment fleets as the main mechanic and shop manager for a large oil company. I make a very great income with excellent benefits, so I wonít be itching to leave. That said, I am wanting to get back into ranching if the right opportunity comes along, and seeing if anything comes along before I continue on with the next level in my current field. I can do a variety of tasks and go from one extreme to another. I grew up working on a local operation in my hometown in California and watched them take off to be one of the most successful ranches in the entire state for all natural beef production and now the largest land owners. With that said, I understand the importance, profession, and pride in maintaining a good flowing operation and the duties that come with that in the industry. I am very open minded and willing to consider all aspects of employment.

My strong suits are in ranch management and I am highly qualified as well as licensed in mechanics and equipment operations. I can cowboy and be on horseback all day then go to sitting in a tractor all day. Iíve been very blessed and have had some amazing mentors while growing up that have furthered my abilities and skills in the ranching world, as well as in laboring skills and miscellaneous jobs. Coming from supervisor, foreman, and upper management positions, I do my absolute best in being a team leader and communicating with my crews each and every day to ensure proper performance and job completeness. Having the responsibilities in those positions I have acquired a ďno nonsenseĒ attitude to know what needs to be done and effectively relaying that to my crews, resulting in deadlines being met and top performance in a job well done. Working promptly but also professionally. I think it is just as important to lead intentionally and set the tone, so I am right there working feet on the ground as well. I donít justify a position or tittle from ever having to get your hands dirty. I do not limit myself to one set task, I want to be as diversified as I can be and always willing to learn what I do not know. If I am unsure about something, I will not portray that I do know. I will ask for guidance and direction. I am the guy that you only have to show and direct one time and then I am good to go. I consider myself to be a self starter and have no problem getting things done independently, as long as I have a general idea of what you need and want done. I can be entrusted with simple directions and you do not have to worry if the job is going to get done. One thing that I cannot do is read minds, so if there is no open communication I will not be able to satisfy your needs without knowing your expectations. I love transparency, and as long as you are winning in that department than so am I. I would like nothing more than to become part of a thriving operation and be able to provide my skills and abilities and also learn more. I am looking for something long term, a place to plant roots, and the place with further growth and opportunities. I do have experience in horse training and starting colts. And some time in the horse industry from showing and competitions as a young adult. While working in Montana I had the opportunity to work with some brilliant trainers out of New Zealand. I really expanded my knowledge from the ground up with what they had to offer. I can do field work, irrigation, pivots, and haying. I am handy in and out of the chutes with cattle. On ground, ATV, and horseback. I can preg check and have done AI (I am not certified). I can pull and reposition calves when needed. I would work the entire calving season doing night calving in Montana in freezing temperatures and ensure the mommas and babies were brought in when needed. It was very rare that any calves were lost on my watch, and in the event of a sick or cold calf they would come into the warm room where I would tend to them until they were back on their feet. Also assisting with tube feeding and bottle feeding when necessary, and if it did happen, I would perform hide grafts and do calf to cow transfers. Working all night during calving season I would still get up and start the rest of the work day on the ranch and do it all over again being the only guy. I also have experience with sheep herds and all entailed.

I am an open book and have my resume and references readily available. I consider my skills to be favorably competitive, so I will be firm on relocating and changing course unless it makes sense for my family. My resume speaks for itself, but my work ethic and performance outdoes my abilities perceived on paper any day of the week. I am pretty vested in my career now, but as I said above- if the right opportunity were to come along I would like nothing more than to take it.

I want to thank you for taking the time to read this and if it sounds fitting I would like to connect with you. I may come off very bold or forward but I am qualified enough to know my worth and capabilities but humble enough to know there is much more to achieve. Iíve been through the ropes enough to be able to be more particular. I know thereís unique opportunities out there which is why I am giving it a chance to see what comes up. I grew up my entire life being involved with ranching and agriculture. Frankly, there is nothing else to compare. Itís a lifestyle and way of life I want my family to carry on. I have more qualifications with cattle and ranching that I did not list but would be more than happy to discuss over the phone or provide by resume. References are available, no problems with contacting past employers, and clean on background and drug testing. Valid drivers license. My phone reception can be spotty at times but I check my email daily. God bless.

Will Fletcher

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