Product Development Technician

Job Locations UK
Job ID
2021-3103
Category
Production
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Production Manager
Remote Office
No

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 

 

Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Genus ABS is recruiting for a Livestock Handler to join the Glan Y Wern, North Wales team to rear calves and youngstock and prepare recipient heifers for embryo transfers.

 

You will work as a team to ensure consistency in care for high-value animals to support the development of NuEra Genetics™ and De Novo Genetics future generations and their impact on Genus ABS' customer herds around the globe.

 

This is an unmissable opportunity to join a growing team at a world-class facility housing more than 250 calves and 80 heifers for rearing. The facility utilises sustainable and high-tech equipment to provide the best comfort and conditions to the animals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow protocols in all animal husbandry activities
  • Maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of calf housing and equipment
  • Collect and process data using different technologies to measure results:
    • Colostrum absorption
    • Daily live weight gains
    • Feed intakes
    • Treatments and antibiotic usage
    • Conception rates
  • Follow a synchronisation protocol to prepare recipient heifers for embryo transfers, including:
    • Insert intravaginal progesterone-releasing devices (CIDRs)
    • Inject hormone treatments
    • Maintaining optimum conditions to ensure reasonable conception rates

Requirements

  • Previous animal handling experience would be advantageous
  • Full driving license
  • Monday to Friday (07:00 - 15:00 / 11:00 - 19:00) and one in three weekend including Saturday and Sunday (07:00 - 11:00 / 16:00 - 19:00) paid at time and a half
  • Availability to travel to other production sites on occasion (Herefordshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, England)

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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