Dairy Worker - Union

University of MO-Columbia

Columbia , Missouri

Primary responsibility will involve milking of cows; responsibilities will also include a variety of other dairy farm tasks relating to the reserach activities and other projects supporting dairy research programs at the University of Missouri Dairy Farm. Milk cows in automated milk parlor. Maintain, clean and sanitize milking environment and equipment; follow proper milking procedures as instructed; monitor milking equipment for proper function and report abnormal situations with milking equipment. Herd milking cows to milking parlor, clean barns and cattle lots, haul manure to fields, operate manure flushing system, feed appropriate reations to lactating herd and young stock. Perform miscellaneous duties associated with dairy production, reserach and teaching such as: transporting and hauling of cattle feed and bedding as needed; observe and report to supervisor heat behavior of cattle, assist staff and other professionals in their efforts at the farm, maintenance on faciltiies and equipment and maintain accurate records on cattle and cropping operation, and intermittent field work.

Internal applicants can determine their current grade and university title by accessing the Job Information page through the Additional Employee Info tile in myHR.

Varies 3:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Double shift every other weekend

Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school education or an equivalent combination of education and farm experience.
  • Ability to operate automated milking equipment and collect accurate research data.