U of M Position Openings

Classification: Animal Care Professional 2 (8196P2)

Working Title: Dairy Herd Assistant Manager

Location: University of Minnesota, Dairy Teaching and Research Unit, Department of Animal Science

Required Qualifications:

BS degree in animal or dairy science area and two years of dairy cattle management experience or a combination of academic and full year experience in dairy cattle management totaling six years.

Operating knowledge of Microsoft software and basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience coordinating animals for university research trials.

Experience in dairy herd health and reproductive programs.

Supervisory experience.

Dairy equipment maintenance experience.


30% Assist in coordinating research trials. Communicate with principal investigators and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) to ensure standard operating procedures for cow health and welfare are maintained.

30% Assign, schedule and supervise personnel (Farm Animal Attendants and student employees) to conduct routine management (feeding, breeding, grooming, cleaning facilities) of the dairy herd operation.

20% Oversee herd health programs (vaccination, hoof health and reproductive programs) and maintaining electronic herd health records.

15% Maintenance of the dairy operation’s equipment including milking equipment, farm machinery, and dairy barn equipment.

5% Additional duties include stockmanship of the U of MN beef barn located on the St. Paul campus and interaction with visitors to the dairy farm including; undergraduate students, tour groups, dairy industry representatives and research sponsors.

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You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

POSTED 5/25/16

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