Asst. Dairy Farm Manager - Great Development Opportunity! Job at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA

  • Delaware Valley University
  • Doylestown, PA

Job Description

About the Position:The Assistant Dairy Farm Manager will assist and work with the Dairy Superintendent in the operation and management of the dairy facility. Provide leadership in the absence of the superintendent. Carry out standards set forth by DVU and the superintendent in the area of breeding, feeding, milking, and management. Assist and support classroom and laboratory education programs that directly involve the dairy barn. Assist and be on duty for special events. Direct and supervise student employees. Assist with management and maintenance of the dairy facility. Work to reach goals set forth regarding management of feeding, breeding, production, and heifer raising. This position is a great developmental opportunity for someone who wants to learn how to run a Diary Farm. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Breeding, feeding, milking, and maintaining dairy animals Supervising students in all aspects of the dairy Daily maintenance, fixing machinery, upgrading the facilityPurchasing feed and other supplies Office paperwork, timecards, etc.Assisting faculty with education and special events Other duties as assigned Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Some veterinarian skills (IV, administering drugs, and shots)Ability to drive a livestock truck and trailerObtain a medical card Education and Experience:Dairy/Animal Science DegreeMinimum years of experience required for this position: Direct 2 years, Indirect 4 years Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:High noise environmentHigh dust, dirt, grease environmentAlternative work schedule (every other weekend and some holidays)Exposure to moving machineryExposure to chemicalsOutdoor exposure to weatherRequires protective devicesIntermittently sitting, standing, stoopingTypically standing or walkingTypically bending, crouching, stoopingFrequent lifting 25 lbs. or moreClimbing ladders and scaffolds & silosUsing tools requiring high dexterity About the University:Founded in 1896, DelVal is an academically rigorous interdisciplinary university dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. Today, its more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to the University‘s mission to provide a functional, hands-on learning environment for students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several fields of study. DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs and is one of the few higher education institutions that requires an experiential learning component that is award-winning. DelVal has received numerous accolades including being named to Princeton Review’s 2022 “Best in the Northeast” and U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Regional Universities-North” lists. Nestled in Bucks County, PA, known for its picturesque landscapes, DelVal is only 30 miles north of Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by regional rail located on campus. Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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