Position Wanted: Ranch Hand – Seeks hard work, boring chores, and terrible weather

Filled / Expired

Bill K.

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Willing to Relocate ~ USA
Job Type
Full Time
Negotiable:: Housing/Board/Stipend ideally.
Date Posted
January 3, 2022
Housing Needed
0-2 yrs

… Help me keep this great lifestyle alive.

Most recently, I worked a 600 head cow/calf heritage Criollo operation in the Black Hills of South Dakota for 6 months. We exercised Regenerative principles and applied progressive science and business methods to our efforts.

RANCHING SKILLS (1 solid year)::

  • Third member of a 3-member team. Supported all daily operations.
  • Cattle: Collected, sorted, branded, trailered and transported cattle.
  • Mechanical skills: Developed and implemented “Machinery Maintenance Plan” for all tractors, trucks, ATV’s, and devices.
  • Duties: Built, ran, stretched and repaired all fencing, supported all general maintenance, and technology.
  • Jack of all Trades: Construction of buildings and corrals. People facing services. Creative problem solver. Team player. I just try to add value where I can.

TRADES SKILLS (15 years)::

  • Carpentry, masonry, electrical, plumbing.
  • Attached is an image of house built with father.


  • Light and heavy.
  • Run, repair, maintain.
  • Trucks, tractors, trailers.

3 years ago I started working towards my own ranch. I grew up on a first-generation farm building stone houses (pictures below). But took a little left turn for the next 25 years while I owned and ran a business and technology company. Now I am returning to recover and rehabilitate our Western ranching traditions and values because this lifestyle cannot be allowed to die.

I will work very hard for you. I have much experience, just not directly ranching. I can contribute in many ways and help you transition to success in these changing times. In return, all I seek is the daily, unpredictable, demanding, unexpected, hard physical challenges that I have learned so far. Just much more. You call it boring, I call it great! 

This might take a little explaining, but I think you will appreciate my skills once we have spoken or you give me a test drive.

Thank you for taking the time,


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