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Agricultural Technician

Global Skilled Employment Services - Australia Plains, SA

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Source: uWorkin



Location: Koroit, VIC, 3282

Tenure: Full-time, Permanent

Comprehensive salary package from $54,000 pa (plus superannuation)

Required Qualification:

· Diploma in Agriculture or higher equivalent

· At least 3 years recent relevant work experience

Position Summary:

On behalf of our client, Global Skilled Employment Services is looking for a skilled and experienced Agriculture Technician / AI Technician who have strong communication skills, self-motivated and must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Major duties includes:

• Artificially inseminate livestock for breeding purposes

• Use understanding of animal anatomy to watch for optimum insemination conditions

• Provide advice on breeding selection and techniques

• Maintaining and evaluating records of all insemination history

• Clean all equipment to ensure sanitary breeding practices

• Vaccinate animals when needed

• Handle animals humanely

• Store semen to perform the insemination

• Follows proper safety protocols when handling hazardous materials, such as liquid nitrogen

• Physically observe and inspect all animals and Identify harmful pathogenic micro-organisms, insects, parasites, or fungal infection and perform the proper treatment and controlling methods,

• When working with livestock, adhere to Animal Welfare and Qualify Codes.

• Observation for the wellbeing of animals

• Organizing the movement of the animals for breeding purpose.

• Report regularly and punctually to the operations manager on the breeding activity of the farm

• Work effectively as a member of a team to achieve pre-determined team goals.

• Attend and participate in site and section head meetings, which may be arranged from time to time by the operations manager.

• Ensure that the company’s obligations under the current legislation are observed and that quality training and work activities are conducted in a safe and responsible manner.

• Maintain the Farm facilities and associated equipment in a clean and tidy condition.

• Observe all requirements for confidentiality of company information and the privacy requirements of individuals as enacted by legislation such as the Privacy Act.

• Observe all company biosecurity requirements

• Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, statutes and government guidelines.

• Promote the good standing of the company in the local and wider community by the adoption of a professional, sympathetic and co-operative approach when dealing with others.

• Undertake any other duties or specific tasks that may be nominated by the assistant or operations manager from time to time.

This is a full-time position which may involve weekend work and some unplanned hours of work where the need arises.

Other required skills:

· Good written and verbal communication skills;

· Advance knowledge in animal husbandry, animal welfare and legislation, dairy production, and OH&S;

· Knowledge in computer programs/software is an advantage.

Qualified applicants may apply online.