Swine Unit Hand

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 41401
  • Experience 1-2 years

Job Description

The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) is a 34,000-acre facility located near Clay Center, NE. The work performed at USMARC supports research that is focused on solving high priority problems for the U.S. beef cattle, sheep, and swine industries.

As a Swine Unit Hand, you will:

    • Provide care for livestock to include feeding, artificial insemination, heat checking, observation and treatment of swine population.
    • Be responsible for sanitation and basic equipment operation and routine maintenance in the swine facilities.
    • Calibrate feeders in swine areas and collect research data.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
Position requires irregular hours and work in adverse weather conditions.

Within the UNL system, this position is categorized as an Ag Research Tech I. Within the industry, this position may be referred to as a pig production technician or swine herdsman.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we are committed to advancing knowledge, enriching lives, and contributing to the global community.
We invest in our employees through comprehensive benefits including:
  • Tuition remission for full-time employees and dependents
  • Retirement plans with university match
  • Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
We are looking for talented individuals like you to join our team and make a difference!
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency plus one year swine production experience required; additional relevant education may substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Precision, accuracy and attention to detail necessary.

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