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FEED MILL OPERATOR

Apply now Job no: 102291-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:CALS/AG RES STA/ARL
Location: Arlington
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Other

Position Vacancy ID:

102291

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Feed Mill Operator

Official Title:

AG RES EQUIP OPR-OBJ(80462) or AG RES EQUIP OPR-ENT(80461)

Hiring Department:

A078200-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/AG RES STA/ARL

FTE:

100%

Term:

This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $13.16

Job Summary:

This position prepares research animal feed at a complex feed mill operation located at the UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station, delivers the feed to animal units and fills in on the farm crew as time permits. This position will review feed orders, quality control, inventory management, ration sequencing, feed mixing, feed delivery, and assuring SOP procedures are followed by all. The feed mill is an animal research and instructional facility that provides approximately 4,000 tons of feed per year for animals within the UW College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UW Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences.

This position requires a basic knowledge of animal nutrition and diet formulation. Accurate record keeping is required for feed orders, ingredients, and medication use. This position will provide a variety of technical support and take action in adjusting equipment to changing conditions.

This position shall observe all AAALAC (Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) standards (international animal use and care guidelines) and FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) guidelines including any and all statutes and governmental regulations which bear upon animal care and use including, but not limited to, the prevailing standards of sanitation, health, labor and safety. This position must have an understanding of the husbandry needs of each species and the particular requirements of agricultural research and teaching essential for an effective institutional program of agricultural animal care and use.

Requirements:

Commercial Driver's License

Additional Requirements:

Maintain certification with UW Occupation Health Program
Maintain and update the Animal Contact Risk Questionnaire (ACRQ)
Maintain Respirator use Certification
Maintain Forklift and Skid-steer operators Certificate
Will be required to lift up to 60 lbs. and climb heights to 70 ft.
Must be able to work in dusty and moldy conditions
A criminal background check will be conducted

AREO- Entry:
- Obtain within 6 months a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License

AREO- Objective:
- Hold a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License
- Preferred Skills
- Feed pelleting experience
- Grain storage management experience
- Knowledge of field crop methodology and equipment necessary for all aspects of crop production.

Schedule Comment:

Monday through Friday 8:00AM- 4:30PM
Occasional extra hours during week, weekends, and holidays as needed

Contact:

Mike Bertram
mbertram@wisc.edu
608-846-3761
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a resume. If you would like, you may also upload a cover letter. Your resume or cover letter should include the following: state if you have a valid driver's license and/or CDL, or if you will be able to obtain a CDL within 6 months of hire. Also, explicitly state in your resume or cover letter the amount of experience you have in working in the feed industry/feed mill.

In addition, you will be asked to provide three references within the application process.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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