University Park Campus - Agricultural Sciences, Dairy Barns
Penn State University - University Park, PA

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Prepare and milk cows as directed or using standard operating procedures and report any unusual conditions to supervisor. Operate milking parlor, crowd gates, automatic doors and computer equipment used in daily cow milking operations. C lean and maintain milking parlor and milking equipment. Report malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or Office of Physical Plant or make repairs. Milk cows by hand or with bucket milker if necessary. Perform animal management procedures including: grooming, washing, ear tagging, de-horning, branding, de-worming, vaccinating, moving, restraining. Collect milk, blood, fecal, urine and rumen fluid samples. Test milk for mastitis, take animals temperature, administer injections or treatments as directed by veterinarians, herdsmen, or written protocol. Lead, restrain, position and prepare animals for data collection, semen collection, hoof trimming, and surgical procedures. Detect and report abnormal conditions of animals. Detect and report estrus in breeding females and perform artificial insemination as directed. Maintain accurate records as directed. Maintain barns, outbuildings and surroundings in sanitary, presentable condition; remove manure and bedding by hand or by mechanical barn cleaner. Operate and maintain tractors, skid-steer loaders, manure spreaders, manure irrigation equipment, mowers, fertilizer spreaders, farm vehicles, trucks and livestock trailers. Construct, modify, repair and maintain specialized animal housing as required. Feed animals required amounts of grain and forage or milk as specified by standard operating procedure or experimental design; recover, weigh and maintain equipment in the feed center including; roller mills, TMR mixers, elevators, augers, feed carts, and silo unloaders. Assist in inventory, ordering and scheduling delivery and properly storing of feed, bedding and supplies. Perform general housekeeping and maintenance duties on all facilities and equipment. Direct work of self and assigned students and wage payroll employees in the absence of supervisors. Job Requirements: Requires use of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimals and fractions; use of formulas, charts, tables, etc., together with a requirement for preparation, interpretation and use of reports, forms, records, and comparable data. One to two years effective experience required. 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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