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Farm Assistant

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Poultry Science

Division Name
College of Agriculture

Position Title
Farm Assistant

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

We are looking for candidates for a Farm Assistant position, who will perform basic farm tasks at the Charles Miller Poultry Research & Educational Center located on a 30-acre site in North Auburn.

Did you know that poultry production is the number one agricultural business in Alabama? The work at our center supports and protects the Alabama poultry industry, and significantly advances the university’s standing as a global leader in poultry research, instruction, and outreach.

Our farm includes a Feed Mill and Animal Nutrition building, the Poultry Infectious Disease Biocontainment Research Facility, the National Poultry Technology Center, several poultry houses, a hatchery, a 20,000 sq. ft. processing plant, and an administration and classroom building.

The type of candidate who is a fit for this job will enjoy the tough jobs that come along with farm work and loves it when every day is different!

Why work as a Farm Assistant at the Miller Center?
  • Steady, reliable employment!
  • 7:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday schedule (with some variation as needed)
  • State benefits that include: health insurance, retirement program, generous vacation and sick leave, parental leave, and tuition waivers for you and your dependents!
  • You’ll gain valuable experience to advance your career!
  • The work is meaningful and contributes to the impact the Miller Center has on the poultry industry!
Want to talk to a Recruiter about this job? TEXT US! (959-777-6551)

Formal Auburn University title: Tech, Agriculture

Essential Functions

Employees will be responsible for:
  • Operating, repairing, and maintaining various research, food processing, and farm-type equipment.
  • Conducting poultry husbandry practices to ensure compliance with animal welfare standards, research protocols, and other defined criteria.
  • Performing and recording routine measurements, making calculations or observations.
  • Repairing and maintaining animal (production) support and processing facilities related to research and teaching.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

If selected for the job, we will hire you as a Farm Assistant level 1 through 4, based on your education and experience.
  • Level 1 requires: High school diploma or GED .
  • Level 2 requires: High school diploma or GED plus 1 year of experience in farming practices or related work.
  • Level 3 requires: High school diploma or GED plus 4 years of experience in farming practices or related work.
  • Level 4: High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of experience in farming practices or related work.
For Levels 2-4, a college degree may substitute for years of experience.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Must have the ability to operate farm equipment; demonstrated technical excellence; and ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge/experience working with is poultry desired, but not required. We will train you!

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$14.50/hr - $19.27/hr based on education and experience

Job Category
Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment.

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Closing Date

EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No

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