Agriculture Research Specialist Sr

Job description

The Feed Mill Manager position is located at the Oran C Little Research Farm in Versailles, KY.

Important to have excellent quality feed ingredients and proper diet preparation for a quality research program. Necessary to have proper record keeping for the feed mill to assure compliance with the Food Safety and Modernization Act. Manages all aspects of the processing of all grains and the blending of feed ingredients. Delivers diets to appropriate locations. Develop/update/maintain spreadsheet-based inventory control system. Maintenance and repair of mill equipment. Hire, train and supervise student workers. Other duties as assigned.

Job Title
Agriculture Research Specialist Sr

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Working Title
Feed Mill Manager

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Work Location
Versailles, KY

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Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting up to 50 pounds; climbing stairs and walking on farm.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Will require evenings and weekends (possibly holidays) as necessary to support research project needs.


Knowledge of feed ingredients and ingredient usage; computer proficiency; attention to detail; planning and organizing; dependability; and knowledge of FDA regulations.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

MS in Animal Science with two years feed mill experience; and Driver's License are preferred.

Deadline to Apply

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe the type(s) of mixing experience you have had (e.g., premixes, complete feeds, research diet).

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe the types of mixing equipment with which you have worked. Have any been computer-controlled systems?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience and expertise related to mechanical equipment maintenance and repair.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What type of record keeping experience have you had either in a feed mill setting or in another setting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * With what specific computer programs are you familiar that will assist with record keeping?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/7/2018
    Application Due: 11/29/2018
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