Ranch Equipment Operator needed at 7,000+ acre Ranch near D’Hanis, Texas

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Zachry Group

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D’Hanis, TX
Job Type
Full Time
Commensurate with experience
Date Posted
November 17, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

Zachry Group is seeking a Ranch Equipment Operator to work on a 7,000+ acre property 14 miles south of D’Hanis, TX, and about 55 miles west of San Antonio, TX. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a collaborative work environment, as well as able to work independently. This position is diverse as the responsibilities may vary daily in support of the ranch, as well as hunting and fishing operations of native South Texas game. Must be able to work as needed, including occasional late hours and weekends. A minimum of three years related ranch experience is required.


  • General grounds and lawn care on occasion
  • General field and shop activities
  • Building and facility maintenance/repair (painting, basic carpentry, plumbing)
  • Pest control
  • Watercraft and motor vehicle maintenance
  • Filling deer feeders
  • Processing game animals during hunting season(s)to include aging, scoring and guiding
  • Other duties as assigned


The ideal candidate must have at minimum one-year experience using the following equipment:

  • Dozer
  • Backhoe
  • Skidsteer
  • Skytrak
  • Tractor – shredding, plowing and planting

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A minimum of three years related ranch experience is required.
  • The ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to routinely stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in and around water at various levels.
  • Ranch experience


Additional equipment experience that is a plus:

  • Dump Truck
  • Water Truck
  • Irrigation Pivots


The closest town to the ranch is D’hanis, Texas in Medina County. Housing on the ranch is not provided for this position. The position will have the same employee benefits package, vacation, time off, and savings-retirement plans as Zachry corporate employees. The work schedule is generally 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday, although that can vary and increase at certain times of the year to include weekend work. A Zachry vehicle will be used while working on the ranch.

Candidates must be able to pass drug screening, reference and motor vehicle check and must have a valid driver’s license.


Employee will be required to frequently work out-doors on a ranch, with exposure to the elements, conducting the above job responsibilities and more. Communicate in person, via telephone, email, use of arm/hand steadiness, manual dexterity, finger dexterity, multi-limb coordination, oral expression, and comprehension. Will be required to lift, carry and move a minimum of 10 lbs up to 50 lbs objects safely. Must possess a vision (corrected or uncorrected) that allows for clear visibility from a distance of 20 inches or less.


Employee will work in multiple environments including outdoors at a ranch, in an office, warehouse and a trailer or building on site. Working at a ranch, you will typically see/encounter ranch wildlife as well as wild animals/reptiles, so caution and safety personal protective equipment is necessary. On work sites noise levels will be low to moderate. Job site will contain light to heavy-equipment vehicles, small to large ranch equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools, people standing, walking, sitting, signaling and talking, bells whistles and alarms.

The above description covers the fundamental responsibilities of this position. It shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.

Zachry Group is dedicated in providing a Safe and Drug Free work environment; and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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