Farm Technician

Devenish Research Development and Innovation (RDI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Devenish. Based in the World UNESCO heritage site at Bru na Boinne, our Global Innovation Centre is home to a world-class ruminant performance platform.

The Role

Reporting to the Project Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day farm maintenance, animal care and research assistance. This role will be based at the Global Innovation Centre on a permanent, full time basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day to day farm duties (including general estate maintenance, lawn cutting etc)
  • Operation and maintenance of machinery
  • Animal husbandry (weekday and weekends)
  • Sole animal care provider
  • Grassland management
  • Research support activities

Essential Criteria:

  • A keen interest in the Agricultural livestock production and sustainable farming
  • Animal (sheep and cattle) husbandry and handling experience
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • An ability to work on own initiative but also to work collaboratively with others; a willingness to go the extra mile in pursuit of successful outcomes
  • A strong work ethic and proactive, problem solving attitude
  • Being flexible and adaptable is imperative
  • Full driving and trailer licence
  • Access to appropriate transport
  • Full Tractor licence
  • Farm machinery experience (operation and maintenance)
  • Grassland and soil management
  • Budgeting experience
  • Interest/experience in supporting research projects
  • Willing to facilitate and follow detailed research protocols
  • Experience and willingness to do general farm work and maintenance
  • Experience with horses is desirable but not essential
  • Weekend Availability

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • Corporate Health Cash Plan
  • Opportunity to progress career and access to training
  • Primarily based at Devenish‘s Global Innovation Centre, Dowth, Co. Meath

How to Apply

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to HR@devenish.com by 5:00pm on Friday 21st May

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.