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Dairy Herdsperson Posted on Jul 25, 2018 by Hazel Bluff Dairy ltd

  • Location Westlock, AB
  • Earnings $19.00 to $22.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 to 60 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Aug 24, 2018
Job Requirements

Employer

Hazel Bluff Dairy ltd

Languages

English

Education

College/CEGEP or equivalent experience

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Tractor
  • Milking system (automated)
  • Feeding and watering system

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Additional Skills

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

Area of Specialization

  • Dairy cattle
  • Cattle breeding

Type of Farm Operations

Dairy

Specific Skills

Monitoring animal health

Security and Safety

  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Criminal record check

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • Odours
  • Dusty

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Overtime required

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
  • Provide agricultural crop services such as plowing, irrigating, cultivating, spraying or harvesting

Farm Supervisors Specific Skills

  • 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
  • Feed inventory
  • Handling animals

Personal Suitability

  • Excellent oral 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

Aug 24, 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).
Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers
OBJECTIVE

Interest in handling machinery and equipment; and in participating in the provision of services

METHODICAL

Interest in co-ordinating and maintaining financial and operational records; and in hiring and training workers

innovative

Interest in negotiating with farmers and farm managers regarding services

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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Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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