Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC)


Student Employment Opportunities
Swine Unit

Swine Unit

Animal Caretaker Job Description

The Purdue Swine 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 swine 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 swine/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:
Feeding, weaning, weighing, breeding, washing, repairs, normal animal husbandry, set up for research projects, clean buildings - including pressure washing, and hauling bagged feed. All students must be able to lift 50 pounds.