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AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN Location: Whorouly, VIC, 3735 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..