Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 227795-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: Marshfield
Categories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:

This position will clean, bed, handle and observe animals in the dairy heifer and lactating cow research operation. This position milks the dairy herd for general routine operations and dairy research. The position will uphold the cleanliness of the milking facility and cows to grade A standards. Duties include care, feeding and movement of calves. This position will assist in observation, movement and treatment of cattle to aid the herd health program and participate in livestock research.

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:

Agricultural research experience including milking cows, caring for calves, feeding calves, cleaning and bedding barns.

Additional Information:

A criminal background check (CBC) will be conducted.
Ability to lift 70lbs.

Knowledge and Skills:
-Successful completion of required certifications, online trainings or courses, health questionnaires, etc. required to have contact with University owned cattle and work in an agricultural environment
-Interpersonal skills - must have the ability to communicate through oral and written means in a manner that promotes teamwork with: Station Managers, Ag Supervisor, Milkers, Veterinarian, Researchers, Technicians, Animal research technicians, and AREOs
-Consistently works in a quiet calm manner around cattle
-Understanding of the dairy lactation process
-Knowledge of general animal husbandry
-Basic understanding of mastitis
-Ability to operate computerized equipment necessary to run a milking parlor
-Demonstrates accuracy in research sampling techniques
-Demonstrates consistent use of proper milking procedures and routine
-Skid Steer operator certification



Work Schedule:

Position 1: Shift is 4:30am - 1:00pm
Week 1: Sun/Wed/Fri
Week 2: Tue/Thur/Sat

Position 2:
Week 1: Tue (8am-4:30pm)/Thur (8am-4:30pm )/Sat (11am-7:30pm)
Week 2: Sun (11am-7:30pm) /Tue (11am-7:30pm ) /Thur(8am-4:30pm)

Holiday work may be required to meet the operation needs of the facility.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended based on need and/or funding


Minimum $13.62 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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To apply, you will be asked to submit a resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. You will be asked to provide three references within the application process.


Justin Cave
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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

Job Number:


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Applications Open: Oct 2 2020 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 30 2020 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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