Student Employment Opportunities

Dairy Unit

Dairy Unit 

Animal Caretaker Job Description

The Purdue Dairy Research and Education Center is seeking qualified students to fill a part-time position. Our goal is to provide quality research while offering educational opportunities to students who have a sincere interest in dairy cattle production agriculture. Applicants should be dependable, conscientious, and self-motivated with a desire to learn and take on responsibility. Good communication skills are a must. Previous cattle/farm equipment experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should expect to work 1-2 weekends per month, and some holidays.

Daily Job Tasks include:

Herd health, animal handling, milking, and equipment/facility maintenance. Employee will work closely with researchers, other research unit farm personnel, supervisors, and fellow employees to provide a team atmosphere conducive to quality research and education.

Newborn calf in the box stall area
Newborn Calf in the Box Stall Area
Dairy milking parlor
 

Department of Animal Sciences, 270 S Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4808

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