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Assistant Swine Herd Manager

About this Job:

Reporting to Research Station manager and lead herd manager, the assistant herd manager coordinates operations for swine production in support of research, extension and teaching projects in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The position primarily supports operations at the Western Research Station at South Charleston, Ohio, and provides periodic operations support (15%) to the Don Scott Swine Research and Teaching Facility at Dublin, Ohio.
Supervises and participates in daily animal care and welfare, including animal health care; coordinates research operations for swine research conducted by OSU faculty; assists with procurement of feed, medications and other animal supplies; supervises and participates in repair of equipment and animal facilities, including cleaning animal facilities; supervises and participates in farrowing, breeding, and sire collection; ensures that biosecurity and biosafety procedures are implemented and followed; assists with operations to support teaching labs in swine production; collects data and samples according to project protocols; sorts, handles and moves animals to various pens or animal buildings as required; operates tractors, loaders and pumps to remove animal waste and applies manure to fields; keeps daily animal operations records, including treatments, barn checks and animal inventory; performs euthanasia and mortality composting procedures as required; coordinates with lead herd manager related to work assignments facility repairs, procurement and animal sales; transports animals to market or other university facilities with truck and trailer; other duties as assigned. Works an adjusted schedule to accommodate animal care on weekends and holidays in rotation with other staff.

Position based at South Charleston, Ohio with periodic scheduled duties at Don Scott swine facility at Dublin, Ohio.


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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