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SWINE RESEARCH ANIMAL TECH

Apply now Job no: 103278-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Department:CALS/ANIMAL SCIENCE
Location: Arlington
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Other

Position Vacancy ID:

103278

Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Swine Research Animal Tech

Official Title:

ANIM RESRCH TECH ADV(46074) or ANIM RESEARCH TECH OB(46072) or ANIMAL RESEARCH TECH(46071)

Hiring Department:

A072700-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/ANIMAL SCIENCE

FTE:

100%

Term:

This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $12.85

Job Summary:

This position requires technical work related to the care of animals at the Swine Research and Teaching Center (SRTC) located at the Arlington Agriculture Research Station. The work at this level is performed under general supervision and has responsibilities for the overall animal care in a large, complex animal operation including all life stages with different needs at each stage. The main focus of this position is following the standard operating procedures for cleanliness, facility maintenance, animal reproduction, and animal movement within the facility. This position will perform general animal husbandry such as feeding, watering, and general care of the swine throughout the entire facility; providing a clean environment for the nursery, farrowing, and finishing rooms to allow for scheduled animal movement in adherence to biosecurity protocols. This position is expected to perform maintenance on numerous mechanical components that requires repairs and modifications throughout the research facility. The person in this position will be responsible to heat check, synchronize estrus cycles, collect & process semen, breed, detect pregnancy status, and vaccinate the breeding herds. Accurate management of these animals is critical to support on-going research projects on campus and projects that involve out-of-state institutions. This position is responsible to occasionally transport animals locally and across country. This position will perform breeding procedures and supervise student and LTE labor in the absence of the supervisor and must be available to work occasional extra hours, holidays, and weekends as needed.

Requirements:

 

Additional Requirements:

1. Prefer a 4-year Bachelor's or 2-year technical degree.

2. Swine husbandry 1-year experience required, including at least six months experience in a production or laboratory animal facility.

3. Greater than 3 years of swine breeding and production preferred.

4. Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis.

5. Physical ability to lift, sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist and push to safely handle and care for the animals.

6. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) or Laboratory Animal Technician (LAT), or Laboratory Animal Technologist (LATG) level preferred.

7. Criminal background check is required.

8. Must possess a valid driver's license that meets standards of UW Risk Management in order to operate vehicles.

9. Possess or willing to obtain a CDL class A driver's license.

Schedule Comment:

N636 County Road I, Arlington WI 53911

7:30AM-4PM

Rotating Holidays and Weekend hours

Occasional early and late hours needed for research projects.

Occasional overnight trips to deliver animals.

Contact:

Jamie Reichert
jamie.reichert@.wisc.edu
608-846-4292
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:

Pay upon appointment will be based on experience.

To apply, please upload a resume and a cover letter. Your resume or cover letter should include your training and experience as related to this position.

If you are able to meet the minimum requirements, you are encouraged to apply.

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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