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Farm Operations Intern

EGenesis

EGenesis

Operations
Madison, WI, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024
COMPANY MISSION
At eGenesis, we aspire to deliver safe and effective human transplantable cells, tissue and organs utilizing the latest advancements in genome editing.
POSITION SUMMARY
We are seeking a reliable member to join the eGenesis Farm Operations Team as a Farm Operations Intern and assist in all farm activities including operating large equipment, hay production, landscaping, and basic animal care of swine. To be successful in this internship, you should have experience working with farm equipment. Experience with hand tools and power tools is required. This position requires working a rotating weekend schedule. You will thrive on the Farm Operations Team if you are detail-oriented with strong communication skills and have the ability to work as a team and individually.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operation of large farm equipment such as skid loaders, tractors, manure management equipment, and hay equipment
  • Activities involving the above may include but are not limited to carcass management/composting, spreading solid and liquid manure, pasture and lawn mowing, and unloading deliveries
  • Interest in performing and/or learning preventative maintenance on equipment, animal facilities, and lab facilities, and repairs when needed
  • Responsible for landscaping and general grounds upkeep, i.e. operation of lawn mower, weedwhacker, leaf blower, and chainsaw
  • Participate in daily care of pigs at the animal facilities, including cleaning and upkeep of the facility
  • Follow safe work practices, correct unsafe acts and condition
  • Adhere to eGenesis biosecurity requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of farm equipment
  • 1+ years of experience in large animal care and handling
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Time management and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving
  • Excellent communication
  • Strong organization with the ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of swine operations
Physical Demands and Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work in different environments, including farm, shop, office, and animal husbandry environments in varying weather conditions. The employee frequently is required to be walking, stooping, climbing, and crouching. Employees are regularly expected to lift objects 30-60lbs multiple times throughout the day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust to focus.