The Wenger Group
  • - WF Nutrition Service
  • Rheems , PA, USA
  • Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE:                         Research Assistant

 

DEPARTMENT:                  Nutrition

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:     Supervised by: On site manager or supervisor

                                               

                                               


POSITION SUMMARY:

 

Provide support to research team on feed and bird handling of research trails. Travel to various mills and research farms as appropriate to the objective of the study.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Gather the collection of data as determined by the Chief Nutrition Officer
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and an interest in continued knowledge of technology as it evolves
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a large research team
  • At least one year of related research experience preferred
  • Assistant with the experiments alone without close guidance or supervision
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written formats
  • You have a keen eye for detail and organization
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including both days and nights performing research or data entry
  • Desire to perform accurate and ethical research to achieve results for the study
  • Ability to negotiate and openness to learning new ways of performing research

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor's or advanced degree in Animal Science, Agriculture or related field required
  • Experience working with databases and systems, including inputting and extracting data
  • Exposure to or experience in feed mill and/or livestock (poultry, swine, dairy) production is preferred
  • Has understanding of basic business process to read content for general understanding and grammar and make minor grammatical corrections


QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:

  • Intermediate Word/Excel knowledge to manage docs with track changes, formatting, Word Forms, protected documents/sheets
  • Attention to detail to review approved docs for format, records content, consistency of numbering, consistency of titles within content and training sections, completion of revision history
  • Attention to detail in managing template contents to accurately maintain the origin, review, and version dates as well as updates to document owners and approvers. Ability to maintain a high quality of work with attention to detail while ensuring personal productivity and efficiency
  • Strong and effective interpersonal skills that foster open upward and downward communication built on mutual respect
  • Self-starter; ability to drive things to closure
  • Able to work well both independently and in a group setting
  • Proficient written communication skills in business correspondence and other required documents; can present numerical data effectively
  • Strong oral communication skills: speaks clearly and persuasively; listens effectively; obtains clarification; conveys information and ideas in understandable terms at all levels of the organization and through proper channels; participates in meetings; responds well to questions
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints 
  • Takes ownership and accountability for mistakes, correct and learn from them and have the ability to progress forward
  • Strong planning and organizing skills: using time efficiently; adapting to changes in the work environment; managing competing demands and changing approach or method to best fit the situation
  • Ability      to multi-task in effectively executing responsibilities
  • Commitment to supporting a safe culture
  • Demonstrates Wenger's Core Values

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to spend extensive time using a computer and phone to meet daily job requirements.
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