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Animal Technician II

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

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Animal Technician II

Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 517301
Employment type: Staff Part Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Health & Safety, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 06A


About This Role:
This is a relief emergency milking position.

Duties include setting up milking equipment, carefully moving cows to and from the milking parlor, prepping cows properly for milking (predippping and cleaning of teats), diagnosing abnormal milk (if mastitis exists then proper milking and disposal of milk must occur), attaching milking machines, and post-dipping teats after milking. The employee sanitizes the equipment before and after each milking shift. In addition, the employee coducts regular inspection of the milk tank compressors, milk line and pump to ensure bulk storage tanks are operating correcting and cooling milk before, during, and after each milking shift. Other miscellaneous animal care duties may be assigned during the milking shift.

Why Join Us:
The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has a long and rich heritage. From the down-to-earth animal husbandry group that emerged from the Farming Department in 1901, to its current form as one of the largest Animal Science departments in the United States, K-State animal science has held fast to its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.

Moreover, we are fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The Animal Science program at Kansas State University ascribes to and seeks to model the core values articulated by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Requirements:

  • One year of relevant experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one to three years of experience or equivalent


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Available to work as needed



How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

  1. KSU Page Up application
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter
  4. List with three contacts


Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until a candidate is identified.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
16.04 - 24.05

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


Advertised: May 07, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

To apply, visit https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/517301/animal-technician-ii







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Job Posting: 12927615

Posted On: May 09, 2024

Updated On: May 13, 2024

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