Farm Animal Care Associate

Job Details

  • Date Posted: July 31, 2023
  • Location: Lenexa, Kansas 66215
  • Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific

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  • Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Job Description

As part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in bringing our Mission to life every single day to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We provide our global teams with the resources needed to achieve individual career goals while helping to take science a step beyond by developing solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, like protecting the environment, making sure our food is safe or helping find cures for cancer.

Location/Division Specific Information

  • US – Kansas – Garnett
  • 4×10 Day Shift | Monday – Thursday; 6am-4:30pm | Overtime avail

The Microbiology Division provides solutions and workflow for food, clinical, and pharmaceutical environments. The markets we serve include food manufactures and labs, clinical and healthcare, pharma, and biotech. We manufacture culture media and other microbiological diagnostic products serving customers in the pharmaceutical, food, and clinical laboratories.

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How will you make an impact?

As a Farm Animal Care Associate, you will provide care to on-site animals in support of accomplishing our goal of improving lives. Your work will support scientific discovery through diagnostic testing to help our customers make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

What will you do?

  • Feed animals daily and provide care as needed.
  • Perform routine blood collection from animals applying safe practices for diagnostic purposes
  • Administer routine immunizations and treatments when needed as directed by on-staff veterinarian or designee.
  • Provide basic feed and upkeep for animals on a rotational basis
  • Perform routine or basic maintenance on all animal care facilities and equipment to include:
  • Upkeep of fence lines, drainage ditches and lawn
  • Provide repairs of house and farms buildings
  • Assist electrical or plumbing repairs as assigned
  • Operate farm and construction equipment and machinery such as tractors, trucks and loaders; use hand-held machinery for routine farm upkeep
  • Report any actual or potential safety hazards to the Supervisor, Human Resources, Safety Specialist or Senior Management.

How will you get here?


  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED


  • 0-1 year of related farm or mechanical experience strongly preferred
  • Certification/licensure in welding, plumbing or related field is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Maintain mechanical proficiency
  • Possess basic skills operating hand tools and equipment in a farming environment.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds & walk approximately up to 2 hours a day.

What We Offer

Competitive Salary:

  • Hourly pay rate based on experience
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Annual merit performance-based increase

Excellent Benefits!

  • Review our company’s Total Rewards
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits-effective Day 1
  • Paid Time Off (120 hours per year) + Designated Paid Holidays
  • 401K Company Match up to 6%
  • Tuition Reimbursement – eligible after 90 days!
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement – working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.