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Large Animal Cleaning Technician

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 513656
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Large Animal Cleaning Technician. This position is responsible for providing normal operational activities associated with cleanliness and upkeep for the large animal area of the Veterinary Health Center. He/she will ensure animal stalls, animal holding pens and other areas that house large animals are kept clean and orderly. Other duties associated with monitoring/maintaining the physical and environmental conditions of the large animal section.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Organize and ensure the animal facilities cleanliness in Large Animal. Follow appropriate work assignments/practices for care and support services of cleaning and disinfecting the large animal sections of the Kansas State University Veterinary Health Center. Conduct cleaning in the ancillary areas throughout the Large Animal hospital, including the outside Bovine & Equine receiving area, large animal surgery and the drive-through area (I-70). Assure the ancillary space meets federal state and VHC standards for cleanliness and sanitation.
  • Assist with Animal Care when needed; including feeding and watering animals, cleaning stalls and disinfecting, stocking supplies that meet the established KSU-VHC standards to provide quality care. Instruct veterinary students on cleaning and feeding procedures and assist them with where items are located. This may include helping to unload or transport animals.
  • Other duties as assigned by KSU-VHC administration. Performance is periodically reviewed by supervisor for results achieved.

The schedule for this position will be 3:30pm – 12:00am with rotating on-call weekends.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • No minimum requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with large animals

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$15.00 per hour plus shift differential

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

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

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