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Apply now Job no: 241080-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Prairie du Sac
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

Duties will include milking, moving cattle to parlor and calf feeding. Other duties may include feeding, cleaning, handling, and general care of the dairy cattle in an efficient and accurate manner. This position requires that the employee uses experience and ability to follow directions to complete task and to care for livestock with limited supervision.

To be successful in this position you must also exhibit a positive working attitude, communicate well and develop a good working relationship with co-workers and supervisors and show initiative to see what needs to be done and to get it done.

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:

1. Skid Steer/Feed Cart Operator Certification
2. Consistently work in a quiet, calm manner around cattle
3. Understanding of the dairy lactation cycle
4. Knowledge of types of mastitis, causes, and treatments
5. Demonstrates accuracy in research sampling techniques
6. Demonstrate consistent use of proper milking procedures and routine
7. Ability to diagnose a cow that is at the onset of clinical mastitis or exhibiting other signs of illness

This vacancy is being posted at both the entry and objective level. Title will be determined by years of relevant work experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

-Ability to lift 50 pounds
-A criminal background check will be conducted
-A probationary period will be required



Work Schedule:

Shifts are 10 hours per day, 40 hours per week.
PM Shift starts at 1:30 PM and works until 12:00 AM (midnight)
Alternating weekends and varying holidays. This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV and provide 3 references within the application.


Justin Cave
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. 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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