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Northwest Missouri State University


Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Dairy Farm Assistant

Department

Agriculture

Job Description

Purpose of Position: To provide assistance for the dairy enterprise

Duties and Responsibilities: Perform tasks as assigned by supervisor such as: prepare milking equipment and bulk tank for milking. Move cows between housing and milking facilities for milking and help other employees bring in cows if needed or requested. Handle and milk all cows in an orderly, proper, and consistent manner. Cows should not be frightened or excited either before or during milking. Milk cows using approved procedures, including pre- and post-milking, to obtain optimum yield, product quality, and cow health. Clean and sanitize milking and milk storage equipment in compliance with state and federal regulations. Clean lots and freestalls daily. Give supervisor sufficient notice to arrange for a substitute milker if unable to work scheduled hours. Must drive a University vehicle or equipment.  Availability to work during semester breaks and holidays as needed.  Timeliness for submitting Web Time Sheet required.

Competencies Expected:

Communications:      

  • Follow oral instructions
  • communicate problems and information to dairy herdsperson to positively effect productivity

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:  

  • Operate computerized dairy equipment
  • Resolve problems with feed, water, machinery, equipment, fences

Self-Directed Learning: 

  • Have ability to recognize, initiate and complete tasks significant to efficient dairy production

 Competence in a Discipline:           

  • Apply livestock production fundamentals including the ability to recognize injuries, problems and/or disease

 Personal/Social Development:      

  • Attention to detail is critical as is the ability to proactively address repairs and maintenance

Team Work/Team Leading:          

  • Demonstrate ability to work positively with others
Multicultural: 
  • Have ability to work positively with diverse on campus populations

Cultural Enrichment: 

  • NA

Computer:           

  • Basic Windows

Qualifications

  • Agriculture major
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Experience operating a tractor and loader and other farm equipment
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license and a safe driving record
  • Must meet all University requirements to drive a University vehicle or equipment
  • Ability to perform manual tasks involving heavy lifting and mobility
  • Available to work hours 5:00-8:00 AM and 4:00-7:00 PM.

Wage Rate

$7.90

Hours Available

20 Hours

Start Date

August 31, 2014

Application Deadline

August 29, 2014; Please complete the attached application. Apply online or leave applications in the Agriculture office- Valk 101.

Supervisor

Jim Husz

Phone

660-582-9151

Email

jhusz@nwmissouri.edu

Contact the Supervisor to apply for this position. Apply for positions for which you meet the qualifications.