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Dairy Herdsperson Posted on Jan 16, 2018 by Poly-C Farms ltd

  • Location Ponoka, AB
  • Earnings $15.60 hourly
  • Work Hours 200 to 300 hours per month
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Feb 23, 2018
Job Requirements

Employer

Poly-C Farms ltd

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Tractor
  • Milking system (automated)
  • Feeding and watering system
  • Automated manure handling or storage system

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Additional Skills

  • Perform general farm duties
  • Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment
  • Maintain work records and logs

Area of Specialization

Dairy cattle

Type of Farm Operations

Dairy

Specific Skills

  • Supervise and co-ordinate activities of workers
  • Monitoring animal health

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Criminal record check

Work Site Environment

  • Dangerous
  • Outdoors
  • Noisy
  • Odours
  • Dusty
  • Hot

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Large workload
  • Tight deadlines

Ability to Supervise

1 to 2 people

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Staff accommodation available

Agricultural Service Contractors Specific Skills

Provide agricultural livestock services such as artificial insemination, spraying or shearing of livestock or disinfecting pens, barns or poultry houses

Farm Supervisors Specific Skills

  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the work of general farm workers and harvesting labourers
  • Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills

  • Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  • Carry out a pasture or pen breeding programs
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Calving
  • Handling animals

Personal Suitability

  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Feb 23, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Dairy Herdsperson is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Specialized Livestock Workers
METHODICAL

Interest in handling equipment to perform general farm duties; and in maintaining livestock performance records and in training horses

INNOVATIVE

Interest in co-ordinating information to formulate feeding programs

directive

Interest in supervising feeding, health and breeding programs; may supervise general farm workers and harvesting labourers

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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