Yard man

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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Monday-Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm for when complete - Starts at $12/hour

A Papalote Yard Man is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the grounds of the Papalote Ranch. This includes maintaining a safe, clean environment for the entire property including but not limited to the buildings, homes, barns, and other structures. This role is part of the Papalote Ranch team.


A Yard Man can be expected to perform the following tasks in this role as a routine part of their job:

Maintains, repairs, and cleans properties including but not limited to the buildings, homes, barns, grounds, landscape, and equipment.

  • Performs general maintenance, repair, and painting of equipment, fences, and buildings.
  • Assists with the pickup and disposal of all debris, junk, litter and clutter left on grounds.
  • Assists with the care of trees, shrubs by watering, fertilizing, mulching gravel and dirt as required.
  • Operates and maintains equipment and vehicles.
  • Repairs and maintains corral and pasture fences, pens, etc.
  • Work with animals to include daily care, feeding, watering, medicate and wash.
  • Cleans and organizes stalls, barns, equipment and grounds.
  • Adheres to all applicable regulations and guidelines during course of daily work.
  • Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Performs other ranch-related duties as required.
  • This list is not all inclusive of other tasks and subtasks that may be necessary in performing this role, but rather an overview of the role’s primary work tasks.


    A Ranch Hand has a greater opportunity to succeed if they can develop and master the following job related capabilities and KSAs:


  • Basic Animal Care
  • General Maintenance and Building Repair
  • Safety Procedures and Policies

  • Ability to Operate a Commercial Truck and Miscellaneous Farm Equipment
  • Ability to Organize and Prioritize Workload
  • Ability to Perform Basic Math and Write Legibly
  • Ability to Speak, Read, Write and Comprehend English Concisely
  • Attention to Detail Skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills

    A qualified candidate for the Ranch Hand role should satisfy the expectations below:


  • Valid, Current Texas Driver’s License
  • Ability to Work Outside Year-Round Including Inclement Weather
  • Good Communication Skills

  • High School Graduate or Equivalent Certificate
  • Previous Experience Custodial, Ranch Hand and/or Experience Working with Animals and Grounds-keeping

  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to pull/push a load up to 50 lbs.
  • Must tolerate working in an environment with inside/outside ambient/extreme temperatures.
  • Bends, stoops, squats, kneels, crouches, crawls, climbs ladders and stairs, stands, walks, and turns/pivots frequently throughout duration of workday. 
  • Continual walking on uneven surfaces, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate varied equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to speak, hear, and see is required to communicate with employees, and to operate varied equipment, machinery, and cleaning products.
  • Ability to perform job functions in compliance with company policies and procedures, including safety policies and best practices.
  • Must maintain regular and punctual attendance.

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