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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 225267-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Arlington
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

The individual filling this position will be the lead worker responsible for managing the day to day feeding operation, the sand reclamation building system and equipment, feed inventory and storage, employee training and safety guidelines on large equipment, as well as assisting with other farm maintenance. The incumbent must work independently to blend and deliver cow rations with strict attention to detail and weight measurements. This individual will also be responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the sand reclamation system to ensure high quality recycled bedding material is available for use, as well as ensuring that all safety guidelines of manure handling and large equipment are being met. The incumbent must be skilled at following oral and written instructions as directed by management and research protocols. The individual functioning in this position must be a good communicator to other lead workers, management, farm center staff, and veterinary staff on their impressions of overall facility operation. This position may require flexible hours, and will require weekend, holiday, and emergency on-call assignments.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The incumbent must be skilled at following oral and written instructions as directed by management and research protocols. Also, the person in this position must understand basic arithmetic functions and be adept at performing them with no guidance.

Additional Information:

Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Position requires frequent bending and twisting, along with repetitive motions of hands, wrists, and arms. Must be able to respond quickly to actions of 300-1400 pound animals to prevent being stepped on and/or pinned against a gate.
Position requires frequent bending, lifting and twisting, and hand motion.



Work Schedule:

Shifts will be four 10 hour work days each week from 5:30 AM to 4:00 PM, will include an every other weekend rotation and an on-call schedule for emergencies. Scheduling may change and adjust as needed to meet operation needs.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $14.46 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Pay rate will be based on relevant work experience.

To apply, please upload a resume. If you would like, you may also upload a cover letter. Your resume or cover letter should include the following: number of years experience with animals, agriculture, or farming.

If you are able to meet the requirements to work varied hours, including every other weekend, you are encouraged to apply.


Jessica Cederquist
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. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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