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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2022

Minimum $17.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
The expected salary range for this position is $17.00 up to $19.50 for highly experienced candidates. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.

Job Summary:

This position feeds dairy cattle during the morning shift. This position will also participate in milking cows, feeding calves, cleaning pens and facilities, cattle handling and animal health observations in an AAALAC accredited dairy heifer and lactating cow research operation, as directed. The position will uphold the cleanliness of the milking facility and cows to grade A standards. This position must successfully complete all animal trainings required to work in an AAALAC accredited animal research program.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) 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. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.


Collects samples and administers medication and treatments, in addition to feeding and maintenance responsibilities, to ensure compliance with animal care regulations and support research and instruction.
  • 10% Collects samples from animals and administers medications, injections, and treatments according to established protocols and procedures to be used for diagnostic tests and research
  • 15% Inventories, cleans, and maintains organization of animal holding spaces and supplies
  • 50% Prepares food and formulas and feeds animals according to established schedules and specifications
  • 5% Inspects and reports equipment problems to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • 5% Maintains organization of and updates records related to research procedures
  • 15% Observes animal behavior, performs basic animal care, and reports concerns to the appropriate entities to contribute to the health and well-being of animals and promote research
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


H.S. Diploma


-Minimum of two years working in dairy.
-Understanding of mastitis (severity, treatments, therapy).
-Experience feeding calves, heifers and cows.
-Understand cattle handling and work in a calm manner around cattle.
-Able to perform artificial insemination is not required but sought.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Schedule:

Position will work 5 days a week. Schedule is 4:30 am - 1:00 pm. Must work every other weekend and some holidays.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

-A criminal background check is required
-A probationary period is required
-Position will work 5 days a week. Schedule is 4:30 am - 1:00 pm. Must work every other weekend and some holidays.

How to Apply:

To begin the application process please click on the `' button. You will be asked to upload a current resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references.


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:

Animal Care Technician II(AN009)



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:

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 .

Applications Open: Aug 5 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 22 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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