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Tech II/III/IV, Ag-Vet Med

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Auburn University
Physical Address
1550 East Glenn Avenue
Auburn, AL 36849
Job Description

Position Information
Requisition Number S021P
Home Org Name Animal Health Research
Division Name College of Veterinary Medicine
Position Title Tech II/III/IV, Ag-Vet Med
Job Class Code ID01 (B-D)
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term No
Limited Term Length
Job Summary
Performs general construction and maintenance of farm equipment and facilities that support routine care for animals. This job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds. Job occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling and lifting more than 100 pounds.

Essential Functions
The Agricultural Technician reports to the Coordinator of Animal Health Research for work assignments. The Tech works closely with other farm employees, faculty, and students, thus excellent interpersonal skills are necessary.
Will assists in all task related to the livestock production. Duties include ensuring that all nutritional, house and health care needs of the animals are met and maintained to the highest level, upkeep of research facilities which includes washing and disinfection, and maintaining operational readiness and safety of animal facilities for research. Will also be responsible for assisting researchers with animal handling and sampling, providing routine animal care such as vaccination, deworming, and applying animal identification, and providing general construction and maintenance of farm equipment and facilities that support routine care for animals. Will also be responsible for general maintenance of the grounds and common areas surrounding animal enclosures. Some travel to other farm units may be required. May handle pesticides, herbicides, and hazardous chemicals on a team or alone.

Minimum Education and Experience
Education Level High School diploma or equivalent for Level I.
Field of Study
Experience in farming practices.

Years of Experience
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Level II – 1 year of experience in farming practices.

Level III – 4 years of experience in farming practices.

Level IV – 6 years of experience in farming practices.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)
Education Level
Field of Study
Years of Experience
Area of Experience
Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications
Minimum Skills and Abilities
Must have experience working with and around large animals. Experience in general farm work and farming practices, to include the operation of farm equipment. Must have the ability to lift heavy objects.

Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
Possession of a valid drivers license, ability to obtain a pesticide license may be required in specific positions.

Desired Qualifications
Desired Qualifications
Experience in care and well-being of livestock. Experience in hay management and harvesting.

Posting Detail Information
Salary Grade 26
Salary Range $18,400 – $41,700
Job Category Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine
Working Hours if Non-Traditional 7:30 am – 4:00 pm M-F with occasional weekend and holidays.
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 01/17/2020
Closing Date
EEO Statement
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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