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Farm Maintenance Worker

Farm Maintenance Worker—Job Standard

Job Family: Maintenance
Series: Maintenance
Job Code: 6042
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Union Status: UE

This title is part of a career progression within the Maintenance Series consisting of Farm Maintenance Worker, Farm Maintenance Specialist, and Farm Maintenance Specialist Senior.


Job Overview

Perform routine barn and equipment maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Perform routine barn and equipment maintenance functions and provide routine care to designated animals in support of University farm facilities within established guidelines; perform daily barn activities and pasture maintenance; assist in unloading truck deliveries and provide for disposal of refuse; maintain records and monitor supply inventory.

Operate tractors and related farm equipment; perform routine maintenance and repairs to farm buildings and grounds, fencing, equipment, and machinery.

Provide routine care and feeding of designated animals; clean stalls, move/stack hay, prepare for and participate in breeding and/or milking activities.

Provide routine pasture maintenance and participate in related crop and field activities; may perform planting, weed control, soil sampling, fertilization or harvesting duties.

Respond to routine inquiries based on a general knowledge of departmental guidelines; may conduct public tours of facilities; may assist in preparing labs and demonstrations.

Participate in area safety training.

May operate University vehicle on/off campus.

Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

High school diploma and two- four years' related experience required. Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check may be required. Lifting of 25 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Last modified September 21 2011 11:17 AM