Senior Herd Caretaker - Rec-Plateau Research %26 Education Center
Institute of Agriculture
Location: Crossville, Tennessee
Internal Number: 219730
Senior Herd Caretaker - Rec-Plateau Research & Education Center
Regular Full-time, Market Range 03
Position is responsible for the care and welfare of livestock. Cleans and maintains work environment/facilities. Under direct supervision duties include feeding, watering, taking measurements, recording research data, care and cleaning of equipment. Duties include maintaining and recording feed inventories. Observes livestock welfare and reports any possible problems to immediate supervisor. This includes possible illness or uncharacteristic behavior. Position may assist in data collection. Position maintains animal health programs and performs regular vaccination programs.
Position conducts agricultural work plans from detailed instruction. Assists maintenance or other personnel in the repair and maintenance of facilities and/or equipment. Oversees the work of designated personnel and/or students in the absence of Farm Crew Leader or research personnel.
Position performs farm labor in support of ag operations and hay/feed production. Assists maintenance or other personnel in the repair and maintenance of facilities and/or equipment.
Position is required to participate in an Occupational Health Program and be trained in standard operation procedures. Position will be trained in IACUC procedures, requirements and compliance.
This position is located at the Plateau Research and Education Center in Crossville, TN.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.