OPS LAH Stable Assistant

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Oct 17, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
OPS LAH Stable Assistant

Job no: 514890
Work type: Temp Part-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine
Department:28321000 - VM-HOSPITAL

Classification Title:
  • LAH Stable Assistant - OPS
Job Description:
  • Qualified candidates will need to be able to perform the following duties:
    • Cleaning, stripping, scrubbing, and disinfecting stalls, hallways, and procedure areas.
    • Loading, transporting, and unloading shavings, waste material, feed, and hay carts.
    • Assist in handling and disposal of trash and biowaste material.
    • Utilize chemical cleaning and disinfection agents in a safe manner.
    • Maintain hospital, barns, fences, and grounds in an attractive, sanitary, and functional manner appropriate for public visitation.
    • Mowing pastures, edging, string trimming, and weeding as needed
    • Assist in maintaining supply inventory and replenishing stock.
    • When needed, under the direction of Veterinary Technician staff, assist with feeding, grooming, restraining, and exercising patients.
  • Also:
    • Must be experienced in the care and handling of horses and other large animals.
    • The physical ability to lift 50- 100 pounds on a regular basis and work in adverse weather conditions.
    • Possess the ability to follow written and oral instructions and maintain effective working relationships with others.
    • General understanding of the equipment used in farm facility maintenance.
    • Must be reliable and self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
Expected Salary:

$12 per hour

Pay Range Based on Market:


Lower reference point: $ N/A Midpoint: $ N/A Upper Reference point: $ N/A

Minimum Requirements:

One year experience handling and restraining horses and one year work experience utilizing equipment in farm facility maintenance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. 2-3 years working in an environment that required handling and restraining horses daily.
  2. Minimum qualifications as listed above, experience within the past 2 years.
  3. Minimum qualifications as listed above, experience within a veterinary hospital setting
  4. Bilingual - Spanish/English
  5. Experience and physical ability and agility to handle, manipulate, and restrain non-equine large animals.
  6. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate daily tasks.
  7. Ability to work and communicate well within a team and perform with minimum supervision
  8. 3-5+ years’ experience working at an agricultural facility operation.
  9. Knowledge of general farming operations and the ability to perform routine repairs/maintenance.
  10. Knowledge and ability to operate a forklift, tractors and other farm equipment, and heavy trucks, trailers, and material handling equipment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and reference letters

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 23 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Oct 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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