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The Agricultural Management Resources (AMR) group, also known as the Farm IT group is responsible for sales and support of herd and crop management software, related technology products and network solutions. We are seeking an energetic individual to join our team of dedicated professionals. 

JOB SUMMARY

The Farm System Installation Technician is part of a team that installs and supports information systems for Dairy farms and agribusinesses across the country. Responsibilities include installation and support of networks, surveillance cameras, computers and computer hardware. Significant travel (50-60% of time) throughout the United States is required. A desire to work with Dairy farms to improve information systems and support farm management using software and technology will ensure success.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Associates degree in Animal Science, General Agriculture, or Information Systems and 1-2 years of experience performing technical installation such as computer network, electrical or cable.

SUCCESS FACTORS

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and well-developed organizational and time management skills are essential. Experience in or a good understanding of the farming environment and strong technical capabilities will position a candidate for success.

The Dairy One Forage Lab is an international leader in feed and forage analytical services. We provide customers with a variety of analyses including traditional wet chemistry and Near Infrared Reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy. Our customers include individual producers, agri-service personnel, consultants, veterinarians, universities and zoos.

JOB SUMMARY

As a member of the senior management team, the Forage Lab Manager is responsible for the overall functioning and performance of the Dairy One Forage Lab. Areas of accountability include: financial planning and performance; staffing; business development; and operational oversight. The position requires a deep knowledge of feed nutrient composition and analyses used to determine them. An understanding of dairy nutrition and a working knowledge of the feed industry are essential. Business development is an important component of this position, which requires strong industry knowledge with the ability to predict, identify and respond proactively to changes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

A Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science or related field and 7-10 years of experience in the feed industry (preferably dairy) are required. At least 5 of those years should be in a leadership role, such as laboratory management, sales management, marketing and/or business development management.

An MS or PhD and prior experience managing staff are preferred.

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume and a statement addressing how you personally create value in an organization to James R. Zimmerman, General Manager at careers@dairyone.com

 

Who we are:

Dairy One Cooperative is an Ithaca, NY based organization that provides a variety of technical, analytical and support services to the agricultural industry, with an emphasis on the dairy industry. Our products and services give customers the information they need to make better decisions.

Dairy One employs approximately 250 people in the Ithaca area and throughout the Northeast. Our strengths as an employer are our open and collaborative work environment, horizontal structure, stability and long term growth. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, and a work environment that promotes our core values of integrity, professionalism, innovation, commitment and positivity.

 

What you will do:

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person. The ideal candidate is someone who has a strong work ethic, has  Marketing and/or Communication experience in the agricultural industry and is looking for a professional position with great potential for growth.

The Assistant Manager of Marketing and Communications provides broad support to and oversight of the marketing and communication needs for all eight Dairy One business units. The incumbent work with Marketing Manager to develop and execute organizational marketing strategy, work with business unit managers and sales people on individual marketing plans and objectives, and work toward achieving a high level of understanding of how the diverse range of products and services relate, and how they provide value to our customers.

Additional responsibilities include oversight of all corporate advertising, social media strategy development and execution, trade show exhibit design and attendance, and development of marketing, sales and instructional materials including written and electronic. Videography experience is a real plus.

What you need to be successful (core competencies):

  • Content development and editing skills
  • Exemplary communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal)
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines
  • Curiosity, initiative and a strong desire for professional growth
  • A sense of humor, team spirit and great work ethic

In order to apply, you must have (required qualification):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or similar major and 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated experience developing content for publication in a variety of platforms (print, social media and/or web).
  • An understanding of dairy farming, agribusiness or general agriculture

The ideal candidate will also have (preferred qualifications):

  • Proficiency and a desire to work with video technology.
  • Proficiency with WordPress, Constant Contact, ACT

Qualified candidates, please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to Dani Thon at careers@dairyone.com.

 

The Dairy One DHI Milk Laboratory provides monthly milk testing services to more than 4000 farms across the Northeast. A leader in milk testing, the laboratory focuses on ensuring timely, quality results for its clients.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is part time/benefit eligible. This is a night shift position, the schedule will be Thursday – Saturday, 3:00 pm – 1:30 am (subject to change as work demands require).

 DHI Milk Lab Technicians are responsible for using high-end, automated analyzers to test milk samples from individual cows for fat and protein content as well as other quality and health metrics. Technicians are expected to work efficiently and meet throughput goals. The role requires some computer skills to set-up the analyzer machines and ensure data is transmitted correctly. Technicians must have basic math skills and be able to perform standard operating procedures including daily startup and shutdown processes. The position requires lifting up to 40 pounds and standing for much of the shift.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

High School Diploma or G.E.D and dependable transportation are required. Previous manufacturing experience is preferred.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

  • Ability to follow instructions and adhere to established standard operating procedures.
  • The desire to work as part of a team
  • Dependability
  • The willingness to adhere to and demonstrate Dairy One core values of integrity, professionalism, innovation, commitment and positivity.

Interested candidates may apply here.

The Dairy One Forage Lab is an international leader in feed and forage analytical services. We provide customers with a variety of analyses including traditional wet chemistry and Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy (NIR). Our customers include individual producers, agriservice personnel, consultants, veterinarians, universities and zoos.

We are currently seeking Lab Technicians to work in either the NIR (Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy) or the Fibers analysis areas. Forage Lab Technicians are responsible for preparing samples for testing and operating testing equipment to analyze samples, and are expected to follow established testing and safety protocols. Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from high school or possession of a general equivalency diploma (GED) required.  One year related laboratory technician experience.

Proficient computer skills, preferably using Microsoft Word and Excel.  Ability to use and/or experience using specialized laboratory software.

SUCCESS FACTORS

In order to be successful in this position, you must be prepared to function in a fast-paced production laboratory environment where attention to detail and accuracy are critical. Additional factors that will contribute to success in this position and with Dairy One include:

  • A can-do attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to schedule and manage multiple priorities.
  • The ability to adhere to analytical protocols and to perform in a production environment with emphasis on generating consistent and timely results.
  • A desire to create value for Dairy One customers by producing consistently high quality results.
  • An understanding of the agricultural industry and the role of analytical services.
  • A desire to work in a value-driven environment that emphasizes integrity, professionalism, innovation and commitment.

To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to Paul Sirois at careers@dairyone.com or complete an application here.

The Quality Assurance (QA) Lab at Dairy One encompasses three separate labs providing analytical services to the Dairy and Wine industries. The Check Mark Lab is one of the leading wet chemistry laboratories in the northeast. The laboratory conducts chemistry testing for fat, protein, total solids, casein, and lactose on most dairy products. The Animal Health Diagnostic (AHD) Lab provides testing for bovine disease, as well as bovine pregnancy testing. The Finger Lakes Wine Lab provides an array of analyses to monitor winemaking processes from harvest to bottling.  All of our labs strive to deliver results within 24 hours in order to provide the data necessary to make informed decisions.

JOB SUMMARY

QA Lab technicians perform a variety of laboratory services including serological and milk-based ELISA assays. They are responsible for performing manual chemistry and general laboratory tasks, maintaining equipment, and maintaining and updating documentation. They will interact with customers for informative and problem solving purposes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

An Associate Degree in a physical science field (biology, chemistry, animal science, etc.) and 1-3 years of laboratory experience is required. Dairy or general agriculture background is helpful, but not required.

SUCCESS FACTORS

Successful candidates will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • The ability to adhere to established lab and safety protocols, an understanding of the demands of a production lab,
  • a commitment to producing consistently high quality results,
  • flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing demands,
  • the desire and ability to be a part of a team, and
  • an interest in personal and professional development

Interested candidates are invited to apply here.

 

Dairy One employs approximately 250 people in the Ithaca area and throughout the Northeast. Our strengths as an employer are our open and collaborative work environment, horizontal structure, stability and long term growth. We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, and a work environment that promotes our core values of integrity, professionalism, innovation, commitment and positivity.

DHIA provides records services to about 4500 dairy farm members throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Dairy One is unique in our ability to provide flexible options to meet your dairy business needs.

JOB SUMMARY:

Farm Service Technicians’ primary responsibility is to meet Dairy One customer needs with fast, accurate, useful information and to actively represent the Cooperative in the agricultural community through the sales and service of DHIA management information to member, non-member and agri-business accounts.

Primary responsibilities include collecting herd management data, weighing and sampling milk during milking times, entering data into a computer, assisting customers with interpretation and application of data collected, and actively seeking opportunities to increase customer use of Dairy One testing and analytical services.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

In order to be considered for this opportunity, you must possess the following qualifications:

  • A valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
  • A working knowledge of the dairy industry.
  • The ability to stand for long periods of time and to lift up to 50 lbs.

SUCCESS FACTORS:

The following qualities will contribute to success as a Farm Service Technician:

  • The desire and ability to work independently.
  • The desire and ability to work a varied schedule, including early mornings and late evenings.
  • The ability to interact professionally and positively with customers.
  • A strong desire to create value in all that you do.

Qualified candidates, please send a cover letter and resume to George Glover at careers@dairyone.com or complete an application here