Sr Technical Support Hrly – Part Time
Position Purpose Animal Unit on call is primarily responsible for execution of approved protocols for animal nutrition in an accurate and timely fashion. Position will support the Innovation Units by filling in various positions and shifts, as well as dedicated responsibilities (i.e. light maintenance).
Position will assist in conducting research trials and collecting data including animal weighing, feeding, collection per protocol, milking and mixing feed. Position also will be responsible for providing standard animal husbandry and housekeeping duties as well as role in equipment maintenance/ repair and processing. Position will be approximately 20 hours per week, varying hours depending on unit needs.
Operating hours are from 5am-9pm.Principal Accountabilities50%
Animal Production and Research ? Milking and/or movement of animals ? Feeding and Stall Comfort/Cleaning? Basic computer skilled to enter/transfer data into computerized program (i.e. milk wts., animal/feed weights)? Equipment operation ? Bobcat, forklift, feed carts, mixers (with training)? Animal observations/disease recognition/documentation? Accurate data collection and documentation? Quality assurance, Standard Operational Procedures (SOP) & protocol compliance10%
Animal/Lab Specific ? Injections & Treatments
? Reproduction ? Calving/Heat detection ? Ventilation & Animal Environment? Rumen sampling/infusions? Sample collections (blood, feces)40% Housekeeping? Facilities as assigned? As observed and needed? Any other duties as assigned? Power washing (room sterilization)? Maintenance program ? light maintenance? Conducts assigned pre-operation checks on equipmentRelocation will not be provided for this position. A strong candidate has been identified for this position.
However we will consider all candidates who meet the requirements.Skills:
Required Qualifications? 1+ years of experience in animal husbandry, large animal preferred ? Able and willing to lift up to 50 lbs? Able and willing to work in an industrial environment (dusty, hot, cold, different ambient)? Able and willing to work early mornings and later evenings (starting at 4 am, and nights ending at 10 pm)? Able and willing to maintain a flexible schedule as needs requirePreferred Qualifications? Microsoft Office Suite experience (mostly excel) ? Dairy Comp experience ? Research experience (any species/form) ? Large equipment operation experienceSuccess Factor ? Ability to learn animal sampling procedures? Work with a team and communicate effectively (written and orally)? Willingness to learn from others? Maintain a safe, clean working environment? Receive and execute direction from leadership in written and oral form? Be able to work independently and with our team with minimal guidance (after training)