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Devenish Nutrition Senior Swine Research Technician in Fairmont, Minnesota

**DEVENISH NUTRITION in Fairmont is looking to fill a full-time Senior Swine Research Technician!** At Devenish, we strive to be an innovator in animal nutrition by providing a wide range of products and services. Our company is dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of quality premixes, pre-starters, starter and concentrates together with specialty products and solutions. Our principal objective is to develop strong relationships with customers, suppliers, managers and staff while creating value with every interaction. DEVENISH NUTRITION is seeking to fill full-time position in its Fairmont, MN corporate office location. The Senior Swine Research Technician position will be based out of our Fairmont, MN office and will work with the Swine Research Manager in all areas of research. A major focus of this position will be on ensuring activities in our research barns are performed accurately (allotment, feeding, weighing, record keeping, etc). Primary Responsibilities: Together with the Swine R and D Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and managing the daily activities and maintenance of Swine R and D Barns (Daily in MN and monthly oversite in IA). Oversee and conduct daily check of animals while keeping accurate records In the case of unusual behavior or diseased animals, communicate with the Swine R and D Manager in expeditious way to deploy an appropriate plan of action (Daily in MN and monthly oversite in IA). Assist with the training and supervision of the Swine R and D junior technical personnel (part-time technicians, interns, etc.) Oversee and maintain accuracy of regular data collection, including pig and feeder weights. Monitoring animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets. Strictly follow Devenish s Bio Security Standard Operating Procedures. Liaise with the facility management and the Devenish Mgt. for the facilities maint/repair needs. Pro-actively identify potential risk situations that may impact the well-being of the Devenish employees and animals and the research trial outcome communicate with the Swine Research Manager to remediate such situations. Maintaining and monitoring the quality of research trials. Apply health and safety standards across the site. Collect and document research data according to the Devenish SOPs, assist with the evaluation and analysis as needed. Maintain a valid driver license, be willing and able to drive to/between Devenish Research and Manufacturing facilities in MN and IA (when needed). Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Available for an occasional weekend work. Any other relevant tasks as directed by Devenish Mgt. Benefits include: Medical Insurance, Health Savings Account, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Direct Deposit, Life, STD and LTD, 401(k), Paid Holidays and Personal Time Off. Wage: $22.00 - $25.00 per hour If interested, email your cover letter, resume and references to Kelli Harder at: kelli.harder@devenish.com OR Mail your cover letter, resume and references to: Devenish Nutrition Attn: Kelli Harder 2320 Lake Ave Fairmont, MN 56031 For more information about Devenish Nutrition, please visit online at www.devenishnutrition.com.

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