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The Wisconsin DHI Manager organizes DHI-testing in the northern 2/3 of Wisconsin. Due to the exspace of the territory, a home-base location is very flexible.

Experience a career working with CentralStar Cooperative, the fastest-growing Dairy Herd Information (DHI) program in the United States. As a full-time regional DHI Manager in the northern 2/3 of Wisconsin area, you will work with other regional managers to oversee the effective management of the Dairy Herd Information (DHI) Services business unit at CentralStar. This includes planning, promoting, prospecting, marketing, guiding, directing, and coordinating programs and activities for the accomplishment of goals and objectives that support the overall vision and mission of the cooperative.

Responsibilities:
— Provide supervision, mentorship, guidance, scheduling, annual reviews, and direction to DHI field staff using effective communication, coaching, goal setting, and active-leadership modeling;
— Train new DHI Specialists in accurate milk-sampling and data-collection procedures; component- and diagnostic-testing programs; analyzing test-day reports and other electronic data and analytics to assist with herd management; and how to operate herd- and cow-management software, including PCDART;
— Lead efforts to prospect for new customers and help grow the company;
— Provide on-farm PCDART support;
— Collaborate with Team Leaders to facilitate strong relationships among team-member employees in various business units;
— Actively promote products and services available through CentralStar;
— Step in to help with large-herd test days, if needed;
— Work to develop, coordinate, and conduct training workshops and other related meetings;
— Collaborate with other DHI Managers to prepare an annual department budget and work to control expenses by reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements;
— Regularly review and oversee the DHI billing process, commission programs, and overall financial structure;
— Collaborate to oversee and monitor activities in preparation for the annual QCS audit;
— Research and review technology advancements for use by DHI field staff;
— Represent CentralStar Cooperative DHI services at allied industry events;
— Evaluate hiring needs and conduct interviews;
— Participate in regular staff meetings and other planning sessions;
— Actively work to expand personal knowledge through professional development; and
— Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
— Must have a strong dairy-industry background with a passion for dairy-records consulting and analysis;
— Bachelor’s degree in management, agri-business, or a related field (or the equivalent in experience)
— Five or more years of experience as a manager or leader is desired;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Exceptional public-speaking skills, including pre-speech preparation, dynamic delivery efforts, and the ability to interact with the audience and answer questions;
— Must be self-motivated with a high degree of initiative;
— Strong planning, organizational, and time-management skills required;
— Display consistent professionalism;
— Demonstrate ability to engage and motivate others;
— Strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team structure;
— Must be able to honor confidentiality;
— Requires a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record;
— Must be able and willing to travel, as necessary, throughout CentralStar’s service area; and
— Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to PCDART, DairyCOMP 305, BoviSync, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and customer-management programs, with the ability to learn other associated software, as needed.

Compensation:
— Salary;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program;
— Employee-awards program; and
— Company vehicle provided.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

This is posted as a full-time position, but we will entertain part-time interest. The benefits would be a bit different for part-time. Feel free to apply.

Your purpose:

The full-time DHI Specialist is an integral part of a dairy farm’s professional consulting team. Vast information impacting herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk. As a DHI Specialist, a major part of this career opportunity will be to advise customers on testing services to support an efficient, healthy, and profitable cow herd. DHI Specialists collect milk samples, process paperwork, and assist dairy farmers with data analysis and decision-making to benefit the future of their operations.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— Transport DHI-testing equipment and racks with vials to farm;
— Set up and plug in testing meters;
— Computer work editing cows sold, calved, dried up, etc.;
— Visit and enjoy good conversation;
— Accurately collect milk samples and coordinating cow identification;
— Properly identify vials that need diagnostic testing (i.e. milk-pregnancy test, A1/A2, etc.)
— Wash DHI-testing equipment;
— Computer work to check for errors, ensure accuracy, and transfer data to laboratory;
— Invoice customer using company program;
— Organize shipping or delivery (depending on location) of vials to laboratory for component and diagnostic testing;
— Schedule future DHI milk-testing days; and
— Once lab work is complete, assist customer in analyzing test-day data and reports to help with herd management.
— DHI Specialists also spend time with our A.I./genetics business unit working together to prospect and grow business.

Qualifications:
— Animal-agricultural background;
— High-school diploma or equivalent;
— Enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of early mornings;
— Be teachable and willing to learn;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Demonstrates the ability to operate all DHI equipment and supplies according to procedural standards;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds;
— Strong work ethic, with the ability to work on your own, as well as with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, DairyComp305, and/or BoviSync is preferred, but not required. We will train.

Compensation:
— Salary to start, then commission;
— Paid training;
— Some flexibility in scheduling;
— Usually no weekend testing;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
— Full benefits package:
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— Employee-awards program
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
— Full benefits package:
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— Employee-awards program
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
— Full benefits package:
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— Employee-awards program
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
— Full benefits package:
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— Employee-awards program
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Part-time A.I. Specialist, various areas throughout Wisconsin

Your purpose:
As a part-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base daily wage with endless commission potential and paid training;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online!

Entry-Level Laboratory Technician

Hours: Full-time, first shift

Full-time entry-level Laboratory Technicians work as part of a team in a state-of-the-art laboratory environment. Under the guidance of the lab supervisor, Laboratory Technicians carefully view and analyze milk samples for a variety of data points. They provide assistance to ensure laboratory equipment is operating properly, while making sure all samples are processed correctly by following strict guidelines set by the National Dairy Herd Information Association.

Daily activities:
— Assist with moving and organizing milk samples for processing;
— Perform accurate preparation of various chemicals for analysis of milk samples;
— Use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to analyze milk samples;
— Prepare sample vials for use by team members in the field;
— Work together to maintain inventory and supply levels to ensure compliance with quality control;
— Clean equipment and work area; and
— Other duties as assigned.
— There may occasionally be opportunities to assist DHI Specialists on farm and provide relief help in the sample-delivery department.

Qualifications:
— High school diploma or equivalent required;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Demonstrates the ability to operate all testing equipment and supplies according to procedural standards on a daily basis;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds; and
— Strong work ethic, with ability to work on your own, as well as in a team structure.
— A dairy-farm background is preferred, but not mandatory.

Compensation:
— Hourly wage;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Michigan Opportunities --

The part-time DHI Specialist is an integral part of a dairy farm’s professional consulting team. Vast information impacting herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk. As a DHI Specialist, a major part of this career opportunity will be to advise customers on testing services to support an efficient, healthy, and profitable cow herd. DHI Specialists collect milk samples, process paperwork, and assist dairy farmers with data analysis and decision-making to benefit the future of their operations.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— Transport DHI-testing equipment and racks with vials to farm;
— Set up and plug in testing meters;
— Computer work editing cows sold, calved, dried up, etc.;
— Visit and enjoy good conversation;
— Accurately collect milk samples and coordinating cow identification;
— Properly identify vials that need diagnostic testing (i.e. milk-pregnancy test, A1/A2, etc.)
— Wash DHI-testing equipment;
— Computer work to check for errors, ensure accuracy, and transfer data to laboratory;
— Invoice customer using company program;
— Organize shipping or delivery (depending on location) of vials to laboratory for component and diagnostic testing;
— Schedule future DHI milk-testing days; and
— Once lab work is complete, assist customer in analyzing test-day data and reports to help with herd management.
— DHI Specialists also spend time with our A.I./genetics business unit working together to prospect and grow business.

Qualifications:
— Animal-agricultural background;
— High-school diploma or equivalent;
— Enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of early mornings;
— Be teachable and willing to learn;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Demonstrates the ability to operate all DHI equipment and supplies according to procedural standards;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds;
— Strong work ethic, with the ability to work on your own, as well as with a team; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, DairyComp305, and/or BoviSync is preferred, but not required. We will train.

Compensation:
— Hourly wage during training, then commission;
— Usually no weekend testing;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online!

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online!

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

Compensation:
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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This route includes the surrounding areas around and in-between St. Johns, Grand Rapids, Cadillac, and Mt. Pleasant, Mich. There are also a few stops by Houghton Lake.

Under the direction and supervision of the Laboratory Supervisor, this position operates a CentralStar Cooperative delivery vehicle (no CDL required) on regularly scheduled, established routes to pick up and/or deliver milk samples and other supplies as directed. Works closely with the Laboratory Supervisor, DHI Specialists, and other CentralStar Cooperative personnel to communicate route changes and other relevant route information.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Considered a second-shift route most days (Monday-Friday);
— Prepare complete schedule for one week at a time;
— Communicate with field staff about time and place to meet;
— Can start each day from Grand Ledge laboratory or home with empty racks and sample vials in a rear-wheel-drive transit van;
— Drive to home offices of DHI field staff or directly to farms after testing is completed;
— Unload empty racks of sample vials for field staff to use the next day;
— Load racks of test-ready sample vials;
— Confirm samples and paperwork are all present;
— Drive to Grand Ledge, Mich., laboratory;
— Unload racks of test-ready sample vials;
— Reload empty racks of vials for use the next day; and
— Other duties as assigned.
— Route drivers may be asked to learn the basics of available component and diagnostic-testing programs, as well as how a milk-analysis laboratory operates.
— Drivers are responsible for scheduling route-truck maintenance and keeping the vehicle clean.

Qualifications:
— High school diploma or equivalent required;
— Exceptional organization and communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— A valid driver’s license;
— A good driving record;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds; and
— Strong work ethic, with ability to work on your own, as well as in a team structure.
— A dairy-farm background is preferred, but not mandatory.
— Previous experience in a route or delivery capacity is highly desired.

Compensation:
— Hourly wage;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

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Iowa Opportunities --

Experience a career working with CentralStar Cooperative, the fastest-growing Dairy Herd Information (DHI) program in the United States. As a full-time regional DHI Manager in the surrounding south-west Wisconsin area, you will work with other regional managers to oversee the effective management of the Dairy Herd Information (DHI) Services business unit at CentralStar. This includes planning, promoting, prospecting, marketing, guiding, directing, and coordinating programs and activities for the accomplishment of goals and objectives that support the overall vision and mission of the cooperative.

Responsibilities:
— Provide supervision, mentorship, guidance, scheduling, annual reviews, and direction to DHI field staff using effective communication, coaching, goal setting, and active-leadership modeling;
— Train new DHI Specialists in accurate milk-sampling and data-collection procedures; component- and diagnostic-testing programs; analyzing test-day reports and other electronic data and analytics to assist with herd management; and how to operate herd- and cow-management software, including PCDART;
— Lead efforts to prospect for new customers and help grow the company;
— Provide on-farm PCDART support;
— Collaborate with Team Leaders to facilitate strong relationships among team-member employees in various business units;
— Actively promote products and services available through CentralStar;
— Step in to help with large-herd test days, if needed;
— Work to develop, coordinate, and conduct training workshops and other related meetings;
— Collaborate with other DHI Managers to prepare an annual department budget and work to control expenses by reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements;
— Regularly review and oversee the DHI billing process, commission programs, and overall financial structure;
— Collaborate to oversee and monitor activities in preparation for the annual QCS audit;
— Research and review technology advancements for use by DHI field staff;
— Represent CentralStar Cooperative DHI services at allied industry events;
— Evaluate hiring needs and conduct interviews;
— Participate in regular staff meetings and other planning sessions;
— Actively work to expand personal knowledge through professional development; and
— Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
— Must have a strong dairy-industry background with a passion for dairy-records consulting and analysis;
— Bachelor’s degree in management, agri-business, or a related field (or the equivalent in experience)
— Five or more years of experience as a manager or leader is desired;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Exceptional public-speaking skills, including pre-speech preparation, dynamic delivery efforts, and the ability to interact with the audience and answer questions;
— Must be self-motivated with a high degree of initiative;
— Strong planning, organizational, and time-management skills required;
— Display consistent professionalism;
— Demonstrate ability to engage and motivate others;
— Strong work ethic, with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team structure;
— Must be able to honor confidentiality;
— Requires a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record;
— Must be able and willing to travel, as necessary, throughout CentralStar’s service area; and
— Excellent computer skills, including but not limited to PCDART, DairyCOMP 305, BoviSync, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and customer-management programs, with the ability to learn other associated software, as needed.

Compensation:
— Salary;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program;
— Employee-awards program; and
— Company vehicle provided.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

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The full-time DHI Specialist is an integral part of a dairy farm’s professional consulting team. Vast information impacting herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk. As a DHI Specialist, a major part of this career opportunity will be to advise customers on testing services to support an efficient, healthy, and profitable cow herd. DHI Specialists collect milk samples, process paperwork, and assist dairy farmers with data analysis and decision-making to benefit the future of their operations.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— Transport DHI-testing equipment and racks with vials to farm;
— Set up and plug in testing meters;
— Computer work editing cows sold, calved, dried up, etc.;
— Visit and enjoy good conversation;
— Accurately collect milk samples and coordinating cow identification;
— Properly identify vials that need diagnostic testing (i.e. milk-pregnancy test, A1/A2, etc.)
— Wash DHI-testing equipment;
— Computer work to check for errors, ensure accuracy, and transfer data to laboratory;
— Invoice customer using company program;
— Organize shipping or delivery (depending on location) of vials to laboratory for component and diagnostic testing;
— Schedule future DHI milk-testing days; and
— Once lab work is complete, assist customer in analyzing test-day data and reports to help with herd management.
— DHI Specialists also spend time with our A.I./genetics business unit working together to prospect and grow business.

Qualifications:
— Animal-agricultural background;
— High-school diploma or equivalent;
— Enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of early mornings;
— Be teachable and willing to learn;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Demonstrates the ability to operate all DHI equipment and supplies according to procedural standards;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds;
— Strong work ethic, with the ability to work on your own, as well as with a team; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, DairyComp305, and/or BoviSync is preferred, but not required. We will train.

Compensation:
— Salary to start, then commission;
— Paid training;
— Some flexibility in scheduling;
— Usually no weekend testing;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Indiana Opportunities --

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
— Full benefits package:
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— Employee-awards program
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Internal CentralStar-employee applicants: Use the internal application.

Apply Online!

Apply here for future opportunities.

Your purpose:
As a full-time Artificial Insemination (A.I) Specialist, you’ll experience the rewarding career of helping dairy and beef customers excel in herd reproduction and productivity. Genetics and reproduction are key performance indicators on farms; so, your expertise in this area is valuable to our producers. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a team of agricultural professionals, including other A.I. Specialists, DHI Specialists, Genetic Consultants, Reproductive Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and/or Team Leaders.

Day-to-day responsibilities:
— Work hands-on with cattle at various types of dairy and beef farms;
— Responsible for proper heat-detection and A.I. services;
— Grow knowledge of reproductive physiology and synchronization protocols;
— Learn and help with record analysis and reproductive consulting;
— Incorporate use of electronic heat- and health-monitoring systems;
— Carry out activities independently or with a small team; and
— Upload appropriate electronic paperwork and documentation daily.

Preferred qualifications:
— Strong agricultural background with a dairy and/or beef focus;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-orientated attitude;
— Exceptional work ethic, with ability to work on your own and with a team;
— Valid driver’s license; and
— Willing to travel, daily, to customers within a certain distance from your home.
— A.I. experience and knowledge of on-farm software is preferred, but not required.

What’s in it for you?
— Base salary with endless commission potential and paid training
— Full benefits package:
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities; and
— Employee-assistance program.
— Employee-awards program
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online for a future opening with CentralStar!

The full-time DHI Specialist is an integral part of a dairy farm’s professional consulting team. Vast information impacting herd productivity, cattle health, animal welfare, sustainability, and profitability can conveniently and accurately be revealed with just a few ounces of milk. As a DHI Specialist, a major part of this career opportunity will be to advise customers on testing services to support an efficient, healthy, and profitable cow herd. DHI Specialists collect milk samples, process paperwork, and assist dairy farmers with data analysis and decision-making to benefit the future of their operations.

Daily activities (varies depending on the farm):
— Transport DHI-testing equipment and racks with vials to farm;
— Set up and plug in testing meters;
— Computer work editing cows sold, calved, dried up, etc.;
— Visit and enjoy good conversation;
— Accurately collect milk samples and coordinating cow identification;
— Properly identify vials that need diagnostic testing (i.e. milk-pregnancy test, A1/A2, etc.)
— Wash DHI-testing equipment;
— Computer work to check for errors, ensure accuracy, and transfer data to laboratory;
— Invoice customer using company program;
— Organize shipping or delivery (depending on location) of vials to laboratory for component and diagnostic testing;
— Schedule future DHI milk-testing days; and
— Once lab work is complete, assist customer in analyzing test-day data and reports to help with herd management.
— DHI Specialists also spend time with our A.I./genetics business unit working together to prospect and grow business.

Qualifications:
— Animal-agricultural background;
— High-school diploma or equivalent;
— Enjoy the beauty and fresh atmosphere of early mornings;
— Be teachable and willing to learn;
— Outstanding people skills, with service-oriented attitude;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Demonstrates the ability to operate all DHI equipment and supplies according to procedural standards;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds;
— Strong work ethic, with the ability to work on your own, as well as with a team; and
— Fundamental computer skills with the ability to learn associated software programs.
— Knowledge of PCDART, DairyComp305, and/or BoviSync is preferred, but not required. We will train.

Compensation:
— Salary to start, then commission;
— Paid training;
— Some flexibility in scheduling;
— Usually no weekend testing;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online for a future opening with CentralStar!

Entry-Level Laboratory Technician

Hours: Full-time, first shift

Full-time entry-level Laboratory Technicians work as part of a team in a state-of-the-art laboratory environment. Under the guidance of the lab supervisor, Laboratory Technicians carefully view and analyze milk samples for a variety of data points. They provide assistance to ensure laboratory equipment is operating properly, while making sure all samples are processed correctly by following strict guidelines set by the National Dairy Herd Information Association.

Daily activities:
— Assist with moving and organizing milk samples for processing;
— Perform accurate preparation of various chemicals for analysis of milk samples;
— Use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to analyze milk samples;
— Prepare sample vials for use by team members in the field;
— Work together to maintain inventory and supply levels to ensure compliance with quality control;
— Clean equipment and work area; and
— Other duties as assigned.
— There may occasionally be opportunities to assist DHI Specialists on farm and provide relief help in the sample-delivery department.

Qualifications:
— High school diploma or equivalent required;
— Excellent communication skills;
— Demonstrates the ability to operate all testing equipment and supplies according to procedural standards on a daily basis;
— Ability to regularly sit, stand, walk, bend, climb, lift, and carry objects up to 50 pounds; and
— Strong work ethic, with ability to work on your own, as well as in a team structure.
— A dairy-farm background is preferred, but not mandatory.

Compensation:
— Hourly wage;
— Paid time off;
— Health-, dental-, and vision-insurance options;
— Flexible-spending account;
— 401 (k) – retirement savings plan with up to 4% match;
— Company-sponsored life insurance and long-term-disability insurance;
— Optional short-term-disability insurance;
— Continuing-education opportunities;
— Employee-assistance program; and
— Employee-awards program.
— We prefer to promote from within when advancement opportunities arise. Our investment in your training is critical in maintaining that goal.

About CentralStar Cooperative:
CentralStar’s goal of enhancing producer profitability through integrated services is fulfilled by incorporating an array of products and services critical to dairy-and-beef-farm prosperity. CentralStar’s product and service offerings include Accelerated Genetics, GenerVations and Select Sires genetics; extensive artificial-insemination (A.I.) technician service; genetic, reproduction, and dairy-records consultation; DHI services; diagnostic testing; herd-management products; research and development; and more. CentralStar’s administration and warehouse facilities are located in Lansing, Mich., and Waupun, Wis., with laboratories in Grand Ledge, Mich., and Kaukauna, Wis. The cooperative serves dairy and beef producers throughout Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana, with additional DHI territory in various surrounding states. For more information, visit CentralStar Cooperative Inc. at www.mycentralstar.com.

Apply Online for a future opening with CentralStar!

General job inquiries and applications should be directed to:

CentralStar Cooperative, Inc.
ATTN: Human Resources
PO Box 23157, Lansing, MI 48909

Download the CentralStar Cooperative Application for Employment here

or Apply Online here

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