Stream Restoration Heavy Equipment Operator

Broken O Land & Livestock Company

Augusta, Montana

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE

General Description

The Broken O Ranch is seeking candidates for a full-time position on its restoration crew, which performs stream, pond, and wetland habitat restoration projects. The bulk of the work will involve heavy equipment operation to construct and enhance trout habitat. This work will also require physical labor, such as erosion control material installation and willow stake planting. Depending on a candidate’s experience level, there may also be an opportunity to assist with stream profile surveys, wetland delineation, fish biomass surveys, and other related activities. The projects will be based on the Broken O Ranch located near Augusta, Montana. The restoration crew works a hitch schedule of 8 days on and 6 days off. Food and housing is provided during the work hitch.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in stream restoration and erosion control projects
  • Operate heavy equipment including excavator, wheel loader, bulldozer, articulated trucks, skid steer, motor grader
  • Basic maintenance of heavy equipment and work vehicles, including greasing, oil changes, filter replacement, etc.
  • Assist with data collection and surveying
  • Assist farm and ranch operations with irrigation infrastructure
  • Keep track of time and report twice monthly

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Requirements

  • College degree in natural resources, construction management, or earth sciences, preferred
  • Knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials, and supplies used in stream restoration/erosion control work
  • Ability to work independently or on a team to complete daily activities according to work schedule
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk, stand, and bend for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely


  • Selected candidate will be compensated with a competitive salary and benefits package. Food and housing is provided during the work hitch.

To apply, please email a resume to Wyatt Anthony at employment@kroenkeranches.com 

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Category General / Stewardship, Restoration
Tags Wetland