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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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.