Farm Operations

Wisconsin /
WISCONSIN /
Full-Time
/ On-site
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 team and assist research personnel in all farm activities including operating large equipment, hay production, landscaping, and basic animal care of swine. [RB1] [GU2] [RB3] The right individual will have experience working with large animals, farm equipment, and must be able to perform maintenance on equipment and buildings. Experience with hand tools and power tools is required. The right individual must be detail-oriented with strong communication skills and the ability to work as a team.  This position requires physical demands such as climbing, stooping, crouching, sitting on equipment such as lawnmowers and tractors for extended periods, and handling/moving swine throughout the facilities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Responsible for operating large farm equipment at the eGenesis - WI facility
    • Operation of skid loaders, tractors, and hay equipment
    • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and repairs when needed
    • Responsible for mowing, weed eating, and general landscaping
    • Operation of lawn mower tractor (Zero Turn, AWD), weed wacker and leaf blower
    • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and repairs when needed[CN4] [GU5] 
    • Participate in daily care of pigs at the animal facilities
    • Feeding, caring for, and handling swine
    • Cleaning and upkeep of the swine research facilities
    • Operate farm equipment and machinery
    • Knowledge and basic understanding of hand and power tools
    • Operate sprayers and manure spreading machinery
    • Perform support for animals and operations in the quarantine facility
    • Provide additional support as needed to other research activities within the company
    • Promote and adhere to safety in workplace
    • Follow safe work practices and enforce health and safety regulations  
    • Promote safety awareness 
    • Correct unsafe acts and conditions and ensure equipment is properly maintained
    • Report and investigate all accidents/incidents
    • Inspect personal area and take remedial action to minimize or eliminate hazards
    • Complete required training assignments, forms, and other paperwork
    • Adhere to eGenesis biosecurity requirements for the facility
    • Due to the nature of operating a research animal facility, there is potential to be asked to work overtime hours

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • H.S. Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
    • 1+ years of experience in large animal care and handling
    • 1+ years of experience in facility and equipment maintenance
    • Working knowledge of animal husbandry, including nutrition, reproduction, and safety
    • Basic working knowledge facility maintenance, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing skills
    • Excellent communication, organizational, and multitasking skills
    • Basic use of Microsoft office suite of applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)
    • Must not have any other interaction with pigs outside of the company
    • CDL driver’s license desired but not required
    • Strong attention to operational planning and follow through
    • Working knowledge of data collection and recording
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, laboratory, and animal husbandry environments in varying weather conditions. The employee frequently is required to be walking, stooping, climbing, and crouching. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust to focus.