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Animal Technician I- Large Animal

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 515276
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

This position provides routine care and nutrition for animals. Responsible for cleaning and disinfecting housing facilities and feeding equipment. This position reports to the appropriate administrator. No minimum requirements. Some positions may require additional education (or relevant experience) that will be specified on the position description. Various training and/or certification may be required. This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement.

This is a full-time position (M-F, 8a-5p) that includes holidays and weekends on a rotational schedule.

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:

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer three years of experience in caring for large animals (especially veterinary hospital experience).
  • Ability to write and interpret written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate orally with professional and subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to supervise work of students and volunteer employees.
  • Ability to transport feed sacks, hay and/or wood shaving bales.
  • Knowledge of animal nutrition and the procedures used in feeding, watering, housing, identifying and handling research, teaching and client food and pleasure animals.
  • May also include infrequent exotic animal species.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. Must possess and keep a valid driver's license once employed. Various training and/or certification may be required.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$15.00-$15.50 per hour

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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