Production Technician

Frankfort, IN

Position Title: Farm Production Technician
Group / Department: United Animal Health / Research
Position Reports To: Research Farm Manager
Location: Frankfort, Indiana
Approx. # of People Supervised: 0
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Summary / Purpose of Position:
The primary responsibility is to execute the daily tasks and standard operating procedures in the calf and poultry units for production and research needs.  This person will also be responsible for maintaining and providing proper animal care and well-being at all times.

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Primary Job Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Perform daily operations of calf and poultry production (feeding, animal movement, processing, power washing, administering medications and vaccinations, and adjusting feeders as needed).
  • Conduct necessary research measurements as needed for a trial. This includes weighing calves and chickens and their feeders, collecting feed samples, record needed trial data, and daily observations of the calves and chickens and their environment.
  • Coordinate and perform general repairs and maintenance on facility and equipment
  • Assist other farm employees in completing needed tasks for the day.

Additional Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned

Typical Work Environment

  • Majority of work is conducted in an indoor calf and poultry confinement environment which includes dusty conditions with animals that have unpredictable movements

Minimum Job Qualification Requirements:

Education / Training:

  • High school degree/GED

Specialized Job / Technical Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of animal production principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of general maintenance techniques
  • Knowledge of general safety principles
  • Knowledge of research and data collection/reporting techniques

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to identify and discern possible safety issues
  • Champion of United Animal Health cultural values

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more periodically
  • Good body flexibility (much bending and twisting)
  • Ability to withstand jostling by animals
  • Good mobility with ability to move fairly quickly

Safety Requirements:

  • Ear protection in high noise areas
  • Breathing mask in dusty areas
  • Follow all company safety procedures and safety regulations
  • Safety goggles where danger of flying objects is present

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