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Part Time - Animal Care Technician

Company: CARGILL
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

This part time position is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; however, please expect receiving calls from a 952 area code in case you are considered. Relocation assistance is not provided.
The Animal Care Technician is part of a team responsible for new product development, mode of action research, and technical support at Diamond V's Research and Innovation Center (RIC) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This position is responsible for performing daily feeding, care, cleaning and record keeping to maintain the health and environment of the agricultural animals on site and to support R&D efforts.

Principal accountabilities
Including, but not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • 85" of time spent performing morning, evening, weekend and holiday chores on a rotating schedule with other Animal Care Assistants/Technicians.
  • Duties include feeding livestock, handling livestock, cleaning pens, maintaining and organizing barn and feed inventory areas, recordkeeping, computer data entry and observing animals for any needed care.
  • Trains to proficiency and performs all duties following training, written SOPs and schedules.
  • Completes established safety training program, scheduled updates and maintains a safe work environment.
  • 5" of time spent assisting with animal research studies including sampling and handling biological materials (blood, tissue, fecal, rumen) assisting with processing, shipping and documentation.
  • 10" of time spent assisting with other studies, lab assays, lab or office organization, janitorial, data entry, research archiving and maintenance of safety data sheets.


    • Right to work in the U.S. that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer.
    • Cargill requires employees be a minimum of 18 years old to work in a production facility.
    • Must be able to read/write English.
    • High School diploma or Equivalent.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Must be able to perform physical job duties including bending/stooping, climbing ladders, open/close valves, shoveling and pounding with hammer.
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
    • Must be able to work under special work conditions, such as extreme heat or cold.
    • Ability to work in elevated areas
    • Must be able to operate machinery.
    • Must be able to operate heavy equipment.
    • Ability to work holidays, nights, weekends or different shifts.


      • Forklift certified.
      • Prior experience in livestock handling, farm worker - can be beef/dairy/swine/poultry.

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