Maintenance Mechanic/Animal Caretaker-Reedy Creek
Position Number: 00107315
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient health care. Each year, nearly 25,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from College of Veterinary Medicine, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine. The Reedy Creek Farm (RCF), is a satellite facility of the NC State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The RCF faculty and staff members offer CEM import quarantine, equine reproduction, ophthalmology, and diagnostic testing services.
Essential Job Duties: The Maintenance Mechanic / Animal Caretaker will be located at the Reedy Creek Farm facility. This person will be responsible for: * Constructing and repairing buildings, structures and fences including basic plumbing and electrical. * Performing a variety of landscaping tasks such as mowing, weed trimming, cutting down trees, fertilizing, etc. * Assisting with horses by cleaning their housing and pastures, restraining horse for medical procedures, and other feeding and care needs.
Department Required Skills: * Experience cleaning stalls and caring for horses. * Experience working with lawn and farm equipment. * Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations. * Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. * Previous experience as a care taker/groomer in an equine or mixed animal veterinary setting, preferably a veterinary teaching hospital or tertiary care facility.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: NC Driver's License is required and will need to be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained throughout employment.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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