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Senior Herd Caretaker - UT Plateau Research & Education Center (UTIA) (Crossville, TN)

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at University of Tennessee

Crossville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Senior Herd Caretaker - UT Plateau Research & Education Center (UTIA) (Crossville, TN) - 2400000171

Description

Senior Herd Caretaker

Market Range: MR03

Pay rate: ~ $16/hour

Location: UT Plateau Research and Education Center (Crossville, TN)

Description: Position is responsible for the care and welfare of livestock. Cleans and maintains work environment/facilities. Under direct supervision duties include feeding, watering, taking measurements, recording research data, care and cleaning of equipment. Duties include maintaining and recording feed inventories. Observes livestock welfare and reports any possible problems to immediate supervisor. This includes possible illness or uncharacteristic behavior. Position may assist in data collection. Position maintains animal health programs, performs regular vaccination programs and may assist with castrations and other animal health activities.

Position conducts agricultural work plans from detailed instruction. Assists maintenance or other personnel in the repair and maintenance of facilities and/or equipment. Oversees the work of designated personnel and/or students in the absence of Farm Crew Leader or research personnel.

Position performs farm labor in support of ag operations and hay/feed production. Assists maintenance or other personnel in the repair and maintenance of facilities and/or equipment.

Position is required to participate in an Occupational Health Program and be trained in standard operation procedures. Position will be trained in IACUC procedures, requirements and compliance.

This position is located at the Plateau Research and Education Center in Crossville, TN.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Required Are:

  • High School diploma with two years of production agriculture experience
  • Ability to work cooperatively and get along well with others
  • Basic knowledge of livestock and agricultural operations
  • Ability to work with large farm animals/livestock
  • Ability to perform agricultural/manual labor in inclement climatic conditions
  • Ability to operate machinery/equipment including tractors, loaders, mowers and spreaders
  • Ability to work in various weather conditions
  • Valid TN Drivers License
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs

Desired Are:

  • Ability to perform Artificial Insemination in cattle

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Primary Location

US-Tennessee-Crossville

Organization

Rec-Plateau Research & Educ Ctr

Schedule

Full-time
Campus/Institute Institute of Agriculture

Job Posting

Jun 10, 2024, 3:58:12 PM