Ag Research Technician I

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

United States

October 18, 2021


Position Information Working Title Ag Research Technician I

Department Animal Science-0830 Requisition Number S210606 Posting Open Date 07/22/2021 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 10/18/2021 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

Daily health checks on the approximately 500 cow/calf pairs, 200 replacement heifers, and 100 developing bulls which may include some weekends. Will assist in routine animal care including processing animals in chute/tub areas and vaccinating. Opportunity to learn Artificial Insemination (AI) techniques in cattle and to perform AI. Will assist in carrying out research projects by following protocols established and may also reduce expenses related to outsourcing AI for herds. Will assist in calving including occasional night shifts. Routine power washing of working facilities and pen cleaning during calving. Routine cleaning and maintenance of vehicles. Fence building and Facility maintenance.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: https:// www. nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED plus one year of experience with basic farm and ranch activities; equivalent education/experience considered. Ability to read records and communicate effectively. Ability to operate vehicles and farm equipment. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate's degree in agriculture or related field. Experience with calving, vaccine administration, AI, and estrus detection. Experience operating farm equipment. AI certification.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required Yes Physical Required Yes Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre- employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No Criminal History Background Check Required Yes Posted Salary $14.50/hr minimum How to Apply

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Please call Human Resources at 402-472-3101

Job Category (old) Office/Service Job Type Full-Time Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date: Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please detail your experience with basic farm and ranch activities, including years of experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please detail your experience with calving, vaccine administration, AI, and estrus detection.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe your experience operating farm equipment.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have your AI certification?
  • Yes
  • No
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