Farm Assistant

at Elanco Animal Health Pty Ltd
Published November 10, 2023
Location Sydney, Australia
Category Management  
Job Type Full-time  
$70,000 – $90,000 per year + Bonus + Overtime


Farm Assistant Elanco Animal Health Pty Ltd location Sydney. $70,000 – $90,000 per year + Bonus + Overtime.

An exciting permanent opportunity is available to be part of a friendly, high performing team of scientists and animal technicians who assist in the development of new animal health products across the globe.  We are actively searching for a farm assistant who can undertake farm operations and provide hands on support in the execution of R&D clinical studies.

Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. At Elanco, we are driven by our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching life and our Elanco Healthy Purpose™ CSR framework – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at

The role the farm assistant supports research and development activities by providing key support in animal care and husbandry, farming practices, general farm and facility maintenance.

You will establish relationships with key stakeholders to ensure operational and study needs are completed to an acceptable standard. e.g. study documentation, husbandry tasks, handling of animals, ordering of feed and animals. Support the technical servicing of R&D studies.

Carry out routine animal husbandry and animal handling procedures. Operate and maintain equipment which is used in daily operations e.g. tractors and forklifts. Undertake farming operations e.g. spraying, sowing, irrigation.

Undertake basic maintenance of farm infrastructure: farm fencing, water troughs, yards. Operate and maintain a feed mill for the production of study diets. Ensure accurate animal data is maintained. Provide afterhours support as required and participate in weekend rosters.

To be successful Bachelor degree in Animal/Agricultural Science or substantial experience. Related industry work experience within an applied animal research/health or production role; or licensed Veterinary Technician with 2 years of industry experience. Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Advanced ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently as well as a team member or leader. Have ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Effective interpersonal skills. Forklift License, Tractor VOC and Chem Cert or willingness to undertake training.

An employer of Choice – what we offer. Competitive salary packaging. Professional Development opportunities. International exposure. Part of an innovative, dynamic and large multinational company. Employer of Choice 2023 Australian Business Award. Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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