The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for a Barn Assistant position to perform general construction and maintenance of farm equipment and facilities that support routine care for animals. This position is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who enjoy working outdoors, being around farm animals, and all the tough jobs involved in farm work.
Why work as a Farm Assistant?
- You’ll get to work outside on the “Loveliest Village on the Plains”
- You’ll make an impact supporting the care of animals and the work the College of Veterinary Medicine performs!
- Built-in promotional opportunities based on performance (progressing through job levels I, II, III, and IV)!
- Tuition benefits for yourself and your dependents after a year of employment!
- Steady employment, state benefits, and a place you can build a career!
2. Provides routine animal care such as daily feeding, watering, cleaning/sanitation of stalls and barns, rotational grazing, monitoring health and safety of animals, and transportation of animals to proper location.
3. May handle pesticides, herbicides, and hazardous chemicals on a team or alone.
Level II: High school diploma or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant experience.
Level III : High school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of relevant experience.
Level IV: High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience.
Substitutions allowed for Experience:
When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.
- Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable.
- Injuries may require professional treatment.
- Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable;
priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.
- Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
- Job occasionally requires sitting, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.
- Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.