DIU 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.
80%- 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 compliance
10%- Animal/Lab Specific
Injections & Treatments
Reproduction Calving/Heat detection
Ventilation & Animal Environment
Sample collections (blood, organ, feces)
Power washing (room sterilization)
Conducts assigned operator maintenance on equipment
Facilities as assigned
As observed and needed
Any other duties as assigned
Relocation will not be provided for this position.
High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Experience in animal husbandry, large animal preferred
Ability to work flexible schedules, as early mornings and later evenings as required. (starting at 4am, and nights ending at 10pm) 20 hours per week.
Meet physical labor requirements
Basic computer work, excel and Dairy comp
Research experience (any species/form)
Large equipment operation experience
Ability to learn animal sampling procedures
Work with a team and communicate effectively (written and orally)
Demonstrate 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)