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Pioneer Farm Livestock and Crop Assistant

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Work type: University Staff - Ongoing
Location: Platteville
Categories: Agriculture

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is currently seeking applicants to fill an opening for a Pioneer Farm Livestock and Crop Assistant. This position assists with the care of livestock, fieldwork, lab preparation and maintenance and repair of equipment on the farm.

This is a full-time, 12-month position that offers excellent benefits, paid leave, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS). Starting wage for this position is $17.69 per hour.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for feed delivery and maintaining commodity inventory for the livestock enterprises at Pioneer Farm. 
  • Maintenance and repair of all equipment involved with feed mixing, delivery and storage. 
  • Production of high quality Grade A milk and care of dairy animals which will include milking, bedding and treating animals as needed or directed.
  • Assist with production of field crops, nutrient management and operation of farm machinery and equipment.
  • Occasional early morning, evening and weekend work required.   

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Two or more years experience working with livestock and crops.
  • Experience working with livestock, specifically dairy
  • Experience with farm machinery operation and repair

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Pioneer Farm has been an integral part of UW-Platteville since the inclusion of agriculture as an academic program in the early 1900s.  The focus is on providing quality education, research, and outreach opportunities while promoting the agricultural industry.

In the early years, Pioneer Farm was a mirror of typical farms with a great deal of diversity from dairy, swine, beef, horses, poultry, and sheep. Following the trend of modern agriculture, the farm at UW-Platteville has streamlined to include enterprises interesting to the students and supporting organizations of the state of Wisconsin.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 42 baccalaureate and 9 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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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: May 8, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until 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.

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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 will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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