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The Dairy One Milk Laboratory is actively seeking candidates for a full-time Dairy Herd Information (DHI) Laboratory Division Manager. A key member of the lab leadership team, the DHI Lab Manager is responsible for daily operations of one of the largest DHI laboratories in North America.  The Manager is responsible for overseeing staffing and lab resource allocation to ensure the accurate and timely testing of approximately ½ million milk samples per month. Farmers depend on the data generated by the DHI lab division to manage the productivity and profitability of their herds.

The DHI division operates 18-hours per day, six days a week. To provide support for these operations, the successful applicant is expected to regularly work Saturdays or be on-call during off-hours. The ability to repair delicate equipment, technical acumen to understand calibration development and a strong understanding of data management is important.

The DHI lab technicians are key stakeholders. The DHI Lab Manager plays a critical role in developing the team and experience with human capital management is highly preferred.

Paramount to the lab’s success is the ability to accurately and quickly deliver results. Experience developing QA programs and driving timely completion of projects is required.

While knowledge of dairy farm operations is helpful in this role, candidates with strong manufacturing, operations or commercial laboratory experience are encouraged to apply.

The position requires standing for long periods and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

A strong work ethic, attention to detail and the ability to work in a team are necessary to be successful in this role.

If you want to be part of an expanding company that is playing a key role in helping grow the food and agriculture sector, we look forward to receiving your application.

Please send a cover letter and resume to careers@dairyone.com

Dairy One Cooperative, based in Ithaca, NY, is a respected commercial laboratory and information technology organization focused on serving the agricultural community. The Dairy One Milk Laboratory provides monthly milk testing services to 4000 farms across the Northeast. A leader in milk testing, the laboratory focuses on ensuring timely, quality results for its clients. Dairy One is an equal opportunity employer.

As a member of the Software Development team you will support, improve, and redesign existing laboratory information systems.  Additional opportunity exists to create new systems that integrate data from internal and external sources.  To be a successful member of this team you must enjoy a flexible, dynamic, open, low stress environment where innovation and personal integrity are core values.  Successful candidates will share our commitment to our internal end users and possess strong technical writing and interpersonal communications to support that commitment.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • B.S. in Computer Science/Engineering or related field or equivalent experience (Required)
  • 1-3+ years of commercial development experience (Required)
  • 1-3+ years of .NET, Java, or C# development (Required)
  • 1-3+ years of Microsoft SQL database design experience (Required)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. (Required)
  • Experience with MS Dynamics GP system support (Desirable)
  • Familiarity with VB6, and FoxPro development (Desirable)
  • Experience managing websites in WordPress (Desirable)
  • Experience in the agricultural or agribusiness industry (Desirable)

 

Submit a cover letter and resume to careers@dairyone.com or apply online here

Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2017.

Dairy One is an equal opportunity employer.

Dairy One Cooperative, Inc. is seeking a full time Forage Laboratory Technician to work out of the Ithaca, New York office. Dairy One employs about 250 people across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Approximately 80 employees are based in Ithaca.

Dairy One is dedicated to serving the agricultural community throughout the region.  We work to provide information which farm customers use to make better, smarter decisions.

The Forage Laboratory Technician position is a full time, hourly, benefit eligible position.

 Overall Responsibilities

  • Receive and process samples
  • Analyze feed & forage samples to determine nutrient composition
  • Clean and maintain laboratory equipment consistent with all standard operating procedures
  • Preparation of laboratory reagents
  • Complete records and file paperwork according to internal protocols
  • Assist other lab personnel when needed
  • Observe all company-wide safety protocols

 Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • 1 year experience working in a production environment
  • Organized, detail oriented with a strong desire to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Instrumental analysis experience helpful
  • Basic computer skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter to:

Stephanie Mulinos
Human Resources and Payroll Administrator
730 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Or apply here

No phone calls please.

 

Dairy One is an equal opportunity employer.

Sales and Technical Support Specialist-Forage/Soils Lab

Summary

Dairy One Cooperative, Inc. is seeking a full time Sales and Technical Support specialist to work out of the Ithaca, New York office. Dairy One employs approximately 250 people across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region with 80+ employees based in Ithaca.

Dairy One is an established company dedicated to serving the agricultural community.  Our analytical services are nationally and internationally recognized for their ability to provide fast, accurate and meaningful results that make a difference to customers worldwide. We believe in farming and our employees work to provide information for farm customers so they can make better, smarter decisions.

Our organization is diverse in products and services. The successful candidate will be required to achieve a high level of understanding of how they all relate and how they provide value to our customers. The successful candidate must also have an interest in farming, sales and agribusiness, and be able to communicate effectively and positively with the agribusiness community.  This is a career position with unlimited potential.

Reports to:  Forage Lab Manager

Responsibilities:

Sales and Marketing (70%)

  • Maintain and grow relationships with current analytical laboratory customers as well as increase sales to new customers through regular contact and communication.
  • Travel for on-site customer and prospect visits, trade shows and conferences.
  • Effectively use presentations and public speaking engagements as an opportunity to promote the Dairy One Forage & Soil Labs and other analytical services.
  • Work with Dairy One Marketing staff on the development of monthly newsletters, articles and Social Media and blog postings.
  • Assist with updating existing materials and creating materials for new analytical services as needed.
  • Seek out and develop joint marketing opportunities with other organizations to co-promote services.
  • Maintain prospect records as well as a regular system for follow up and for meeting sales goals.

Communication and Customer Service (15%)

  • Work with the Forage/Soils Lab customer support staff and DHIA Field staff to follow up on leads, solve problems, enhance and develop services.
  • Seek opportunities for customer feedback. Answer questions and provide technical expertise to customers and staff as needed.
  • Interact with other departments to find opportunities for business expansion and service enhancement.

Research and Development (15%)

  • Assist management, programmers and customer service staff with the design and implementation of new products and services as needed.
  • Develop and manage research projects designed to improve the understanding of current concepts or demonstrate utility of services.
  • Stay informed and up to date on industry trends and opportunities.

Requirements:

  • 4 year degree or equivalent in Animal Science, Plant Science, Agronomy or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in outside ag sales, extension, consulting, marketing, university research, nutrient management planning, or some combination.
  • Strong communication skills required.  This includes written and verbal, presentation, interpersonal, and modern social media skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including WORD, EXCEL and PowerPoint. Some statistical background helpful.
  • Ability to manage several projects, deadlines and travel schedule simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel an average of 2-4 days/week

How to Apply:

The Sales and Technical Support Specialist position is a full time, salary position with full benefits.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

Please respond by sending a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to:

Stephanie Mulinos
Human Resources and Payroll Administrator
Dairy One Cooperative, Inc.
730 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Careers@DairyOne.com

Dairy One is an equal opportunity employer.

Soils Lab Technician

Dairy One Cooperative, Inc. is seeking a full time Soils Laboratory Technician to work out of the Ithaca, New York office. Dairy One employs about 250 people across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Approximately 80 employees are based in Ithaca.

Dairy One is dedicated to serving the agricultural community throughout the region.  We work to provide information which farm customers use to make better, smarter decisions.

The Soils Laboratory Technician position is a full time, hourly, benefit eligible position.

 Overall Responsibilities:

  • Receive and process samples
  • Analyze Soil extracts using modern ICP, Colorimeter
  • Clean and maintain laboratory equipment consistent with all standard operating procedures
  • Preparation of laboratory reagents
  • Complete records and file paperwork according to internal protocols
  • Assist other lab personnel when needed
  • Observe all company-wide safety protocols

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Associates degree in chemistry, soil science or related field
  • 1 year of laboratory experience
  • Instrumental analysis experience desired
  • Organized, detail oriented with a strong desire to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • The ability to work independently but as part of an overall team

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to:

Stephanie Mulinos
Human Resources & Payroll Administrator
730 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Or apply through our website, APPLY HERE

Dairy One is an equal opportunity employer.

Dairy One provides DHIA 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. Through data collection, analysis and consulting services to farms throughout the Northeast.

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 management information to member, non-member and agri-business accounts. Primary responsibilities include collecting herd management data, weigh and sample 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.

Qualifications include ability to work without direct supervision, must enjoy working with cows within the dairy environment, be timely working a varying schedule- including early mornings and late nights. A valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle are required.  Individual must be a highly motivated self-starter, have positive personality and enjoy working with people. Must have a working knowledge of the dairy industry. Competitive salary and benefits, mileage reimbursement, training, support and equipment provided.

Positions are flexible and may be full and part-time, regional opportunities vary.

Apply online here

The Dairy One Milk Laboratory is actively seeking candidates for a full-time Laboratory Technician role. Candidates are being sought for night shift positions (3:00pm to 1:30am). Saturdays are mandatory.

Technicians form the largest part of the milk laboratory team. They 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. Farms depend on these results to manage the productivity and profitability of their herds.

A strong work ethic, attention to detail and the ability to work in a team are all necessary to be successful in this role. 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. Previous manufacturing line experience is preferred.

If you want to be part of an expanding company that is playing a key role in helping grow the food and agriculture sector, we look forward to receiving your application.

Apply online or in person at 730 Warren Rd. Ithaca, NY

Dairy One Cooperative, based in Ithaca, NY, is a respected commercial laboratory and information technology organization focused on serving the agricultural community. The Dairy One Regulatory Laboratory provides daily and weekly milk testing services for farms and dairy processors across the Northeast. The laboratory provides independent analysis between farmers and milk buyers. It plays an integral role in ensuring a safe milk supply and in ensuring fair economic transactions.

 

Agricultural Consulting Services, Inc. (ACS), a subsidiary of Dairy One Cooperative, is a full-service crop management and CAFO advisory firm. We have offices in Rochester and Ithaca, NY serving clients in New York, Vermont and Pennsylvania. We are currently seeking a full time, Field Technician to work out of our Ithaca, New York office.

This is an entry level position with excellent growth opportunity! We are looking for people who want to begin a path on a long and rewarding career. Special consideration will be given to candidates with Agronomy or Plant Science degrees, Certified Crop Advisor status or strong background and interest in becoming a CCA.

This work primarily involves crop scouting in season and taking soil samples, mapping fields, and collecting other important field information such as slope and proximity to water body information. ACS provides all of the necessary training. This job is primarily outside and performed in a variety of weather conditions. It requires the ability to drive a pickup truck and ATV, and lift a minimum of 30 lbs. Agronomy, farm or crop experience necessary. Must have a clean driving record, pass a drug test and background check and reside in the Ithaca area. Hours can be long, and some overnight travel is required.

Essential Job Functions

1. Soil Sample farms as scheduled- Farms are primarily located in Central and Eastern New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Vermont.

2. Follow all standard operating procedures in taking samples, collecting data, measuring P-index, mapping fields. Crop scouting in season on corn, soybean and hay fields.

3. Enter collected data into ACS internal software promptly, accurately and completely.

4. Prepare samples for submission to the laboratory following internal protocol and proper laboratory sample delivery procedure.

5. Work with coworkers in a professional manner to execute the elements of ACS plans and other services.

6. Handle all administrative work for ACS in a timely and complete manner.

7. Maintain company equipment in a way that optimizes its functional life, and projects ACS as an organized, professional organization.

8. Represent ACS on farms professionally, and treat farm property in an environmentally responsible, respectful manner.

Minimum Requirements:
Associates degree (AAS) in Agronomy, Plant Science, or related subject, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some farm or agribusiness background highly desirable.

Serious, qualified applicants only. No phone calls please.
ACS is an equal opportunity employer.
Apply via our website, www.acscrops.com, or submit application, cover letter, and resume to:

Technical Services Manager
Agricultural Consulting Services, Inc.
730 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850