Diversity Statement
Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Vision Statement
We strive to create a campus that:

  • provides access and support for underserved populations;
  • has an inclusive and just culture;
  • values understanding, compassion, and acceptance;
  • is committed to the ideals of social justice;
  • prepares students for global citizenship;
  • and is collaborative, safe, and respectful.

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Dairy Enterprise Research Technician

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Work type: Academic Staff - Project/Interim (12 Month)
Location: Platteville
Categories: Administration, Student Services

 

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Agriculture is seeking a Dairy Enterprise Research Technician. This is a twelve-month position and will be funded by the Dairy Innovation Hub (https://dairyinnovationhub.wisc.edu/).  This position is 75% research support and 25% training/teaching. 

As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, it is essential that you support and foster a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Responsibilities:

75% - RESEARCH RELATED ACTIVITES

  • Collect, maintain and manage accurate data for research 
  • Use dairy herd management software (i.e., DC305), dairy ration software, and other software to collect and manage research data
  • Assist in the preparation of work plans and protocols to meet research needs
  • Train employees working with research animals and equipment
  • Monitor and evaluate the health, performance and well-being of the dairy animals compliance with animal care and IACUC rules and regulations, as well as handling animals according to animal welfare protocols and best management practices 
  • Maintain inventory of supplies for research projects and for routine use on the dairy farm
  • Assist in ordering supplies and equipment needed for research in a timely manner according to university purchasing guidelines and in collaboration with lead researchers
  • Complete all required research reports in a timely manner
  • Some evening/weekend work may be expected, dependent on the research projects being undertaken
  • Work with Dairy Enterprise Manager, Pioneer Farm Director, faculty and staff to envision new opportunities for Pioneer Farm and activities associated with the Dairy Innovation Hub • Demonstrate commitment to the purpose, vision, and values of the Dairy Innovation Hub, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the well-being of Wisconsin and its residents • Other research related activities as assigned

25% - TRAINING RELATED ACTIVITIES 

  • Assist with supervision and training undergraduate students in the various facets of the Dairy Enterprise at Pioneer Farm, including but not limited to, milking, feeding, and calf care according to standard operating procedures for research and class projects
  • Discuss weekly work schedules and research activities with faculty, staff and students
  • Assign tasks and supervise activities of research and project workers to ensure verbal and written instructions are carried out accurately and in a timely manner
  • Maintain and update all standard operating procedures for the dairy enterprise
  • Assist with supervision of undergraduate and graduate student workers as needed
  • Ensure the safety and security of the dairy facilities, animals and equipment
  • Provide professional assistance and support to faculty with courses and laboratories
  • Other training related activities as assigned

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Bachelor's of Science in Dairy Science or related field

• Two years of general farm experience with at least one year of working with dairy, including transporting and properly restraining animals
• Demonstrated interest and ability in agricultural research
• Working knowledge of animal nutrition, behavior, husbandry and record keeping
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
• Enthusiasm for engagement with students and the public in a variety of settings
• Ability to plan, execute, and manage work in a disciplined and organized manner
• Self-directed with ability to work independently as well as with others
• Willingness to adapt to changes and accept new responsibilities
• Demonstrated commitment to or experience with addressing issues of diverse and/or historically marginalized populations

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Baraboo Sauk County

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors, along with a wide range of collaborative, non-credit, and special programs.

At the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you get all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

Just a short drive from Devil’s Lake State Park, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells, our campus is surrounded in natural beauty, history, and culture. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about us, or stop by and pay us a visit! We think you'll like what you see.

Richland Center

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, is located in Richland Center, the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright.  An intimate community of more than 5000, Richland Center is situated midway between Madison and LaCrosse.  Located in the driftless region, the area boasts an outstanding natural environment.  The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: October 4, 2021

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

 

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study.

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