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Animal Technician II

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 505114
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Animal Sciences / Livestock

General Description of Position:

This position exists to milk, feed and provide care of Dairy Teaching and Research Center herd, which is used for teaching and research purposes.

Information about the Department:


The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has a long and rich heritage. From the down-to-earth animal husbandry group that emerged from the Farming Department in 1901, to its current form as one of the largest Animal Science departments in the United States, K-State animal science has held fast to its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.

Moreover, we are fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The Animal Science program at Kansas State University ascribes to and seeks to model the core values articulated by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

Those core values include:

  • Integrity (displaying the characteristics of honesty, trust, credibility, responsibility, stewardship and accountability)
  • Communication (exhibiting excellence in listening, speaking, writing, and working together)
  • Scholarship (striving for excellence in the discovery, integration, dissemination and application of knowledge)
  • Leadership (clearly displaying vision, teamwork, customer-focused service, and innovation)
  • Inclusion (showing respect and appreciation for all clientele, co-workers and others with whom we interact)

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice president for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Milking and feeding dairy herd.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Requires one year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic milkers school or equivalent  or three years experience in a similar or understudy position

Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions:

Considerable physical exertion.  Must be able to transport 75-110 pound bales of alfalfa hay, 50 pound sacks of grain, and 20 pound nozzles.  Assists with birth (pulls) and carries 80-100 pound calves. Pushes and/or persuades 1600 pound cows to comply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply on the Kansas State University's job website.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

12.88 - 19.33/hour

Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $12.88 an hour.  Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate's experience, educations, internal equity and departmental funding.  Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.  The Range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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