Ranch Worker

University of Alberta


This place is part of the Non-Tutorial Employees Affiliation (NASA). 

This place has an finish date of 10/17/2024 and presents a complete advantages bundle which may be considered on our Advantages Overview web page .

Location – Roy Berg Kinsella Analysis Ranch in Kinsella, Alberta. This function is in individual.

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to counterpoint our vibrant neighborhood.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, neighborhood builders, and world shapers who lead with function every day. We’re dwelling to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate applications, over 13,000 school and workers, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one in every of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work could have a significant affect on a captivating cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division/School 

The School of ALES is made up of 500+ school and workers, 1500+ undergraduates and 600+ graduate college students. ALES is concentrated on educating, analysis & neighborhood service in its departments and faculties: Agricultural, Meals and Dietary Science; Renewable Assets; Human Ecology; Useful resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. We’ve sturdy tutorial undergraduate and graduate applications, a big analysis infrastructure which incorporates 25,000 acres of farm & ranch land in key ecologies throughout Alberta, and high-impact analysis in collaboration with our companions. 


Primarily based on the Roy Berg Kinsella Analysis Ranch in Kinsella, Alberta, this place takes a main function inanimal husbandry exercise (calving, weaning, vaccination, therapies, sorting, shifting cattle, winter feeding and feedlot/Growsafe feeding), and take an energetic function in research-specific procedures (e.g. blood sampling).  The incumbent could have a supporting function in gear operation in assist of ranch exercise (feeding, forage manufacturing, subject work when relevant, fencing, pen cleansing and manure administration), and can act as caretaker/mild obligation custodian for scholar housing areas on the ranch.


  • Help with all cattle dealing with and husbandry exercise, together with however not restricted to sorting, shifting, calving, therapies, vaccinations, weaning, euthanasia. 
  • Help with feeding chores, winter feeding of cow herds, feedlot cattle, analysis animals within the GrowSafe system. Should make sure that all feed mixing and ration necessities are noticed. 
  • Help with research-related sampling procedures akin to, however not restricted to, blood sampling, rumen fluid sampling, weights, ultrasound backfat and loin depth measurement. Utility of analysis or beef administration objects akin to implants, breeding synchronization hormones, rumen magnets, GPS collars or implants, pedometers. 
  • Function tractors, swathers, wheel loaders, skid steer loaders, vans, ATVs with numerous attachments/implements (together with however not restricted to feed wagons, post-pounders, manure spreaders, tillage gear, haying gear akin to rakes, balers, bale wagons). 
  • Common custodial duties and oversight, researcher housing at Kinsella and Cathton.  Contains common checks, resets, and rebaiting of mouse management measures in place. 
  • Groundskeeping (mowing, trimming, weed management). 

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • Minimal highschool diploma with 1 12 months or extra expertise in a number of of the first focus responsibities.   

Most well-liked {Qualifications} 

  • 2-year diploma in a associated subject (beef manufacturing, forage and crops, vary ecology).
  • Fundamental computing expertise (Microsoft Workplace, Google Suite).

Notice: On-line functions are accepted till midnight Mountain Commonplace Time of the time limit.

We thank all candidates for his or her curiosity; nevertheless, solely these people chosen for an interview shall be contacted.

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