Milker Assistant (Milker II)

  • Chattahoochee Hills, GA
  • Part-time

Company Description

Many Fold Farm is a family owned operation. The farm is located in the beautiful Chattahoochee Hill Country, about 50-minutes west-southwest of Atlanta, GA. We are proud to be a part of a burgeoning agricultural economy within a community that seeks to preserve our rural heritage and act as a model for growth that is an antidote to urban sprawl.

On our farm you’ll find a small cadre of farmers, family members, interns, volunteers, and employees all attending to the daily needs of sheep, cows, chickens, hogs, and dogs happily living on pasture as nature intended. We raise our animals on a grass based system and consider ourselves “grassfarmers” who practice management-intensive grazing to ensure healthy pastures and healthy animals. Our sheep and cows convert grass into rich milk that we turn into a variety of farmstead cheeses. We also produce seasonal lamb, fresh eggs and whey-fed pork.

Job Description

Many Fold Farm is looking grow our team of milkers!  We are looking for two part-time (25-40 hrs per week) seasonal (Febuary-October) milker assistants (Milker II).  This position is ideal for those with little to no experience milking livestock in a production environment.    Livestock experience is preferred, but not required. Training will be provided.

Advancement opportunities and full time work may be available.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Cleaning milking equipment and the milking parlor (25%)
Milking Sheep and Cows (30%)
Basic Animal Husbandry (20%)
   -   Feeding and Watering
   -   Moving livestock
   -   Observing and Reporting Animal Health
Egg Collecting, washing, and packing (10%)
Basic Farm Chores (15%)
   -   Cleaning
   -   Basic Land Maintenance

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
-    A calm demeanor when working with animals
-    A high degree of patience
-    Can lift 50+lbs
-    Can walk 1.25+ miles over varying terrain
-    Possesses an acute attention to detail
-    Has a high degree of reliability
-    Does not mind wet, dirty work
-    Ability and willingness to work outside in all-weather conditions
-    Must follow all safety rules without fail

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.