AI Technician - West Wales

  • Reporting to: Precision Services Manager
  • Primary Location: West Wales
  • Department: Cogent Precision
  • Working Hours: Full-Time (45 hours per week), on a rota basis. Part-time hours considered.
  • Type: Permanent
  • Benefits: Full training provided, including AI qualification if not already obtained. Competitive salary plus performance related bonus, 21 days annual leave increasing to 23 days after 12 months’ service and increasing to 25 days after 2 years’ service plus bank holidays, Pension, Life Assurance (4 times basic salary), Employee Discounts
  • Closing date: 29.10.2021

Do you have dairy experience, and are or would like to be AI qualified? Are you motivated, passionate and understand the benefits of providing customers a daily service that's right first time, every time? Would you like a long-term career rather than just a job?

If you think this could be you then read on...

Who will I be working with?

Cogent is one of the UK's leading suppliers of bovine genetics and operates the UK's largest bull stud. The award winning company brings innovation to breeding and offers a complete range of solutions to deliver improvement on farms. Founded in 1995, the company has since developed a global presence exporting services and products to more than 60 countries.

With a workforce of over 170 professional team members and substantial investment and backing from Sexing Technologies, including access to their revolutionary SexedULTRA 4M™ sexed semen. We are a company with a very bright future for UK and International business growth.

At our core is our people. Cogent understand that investing in the right calibre of candidate is what makes us the place to be for Precision Reproductive Specialists, especially if that candidate wishes to work for a forward-thinking company that listens to and values its people.

One aim: To provide UK dairy farmers with world class genetics and reproductive services.

What is the role of an AI Technician?

Reporting to the Precision Services Manager you will deliver a high-quality reproduction and breeding service. Providing expert advice and assisting customers in meeting reproductive objectives and developing the Precision service. You will also be offered Cogent Internal Precision Training.

Tasks to include:

  • Detecting heats and inseminating cows
  • Recording observations, inseminations and providing vet and attention lists for customers
  • Utilising both chalk and electronic heat and health monitoring systems to identify cows in heat.
  • Building effective relationships with customers to deliver a service that meets their breeding requirements
  • Taking responsibility for your customers fertility data and herd reports
  • Running an efficient service utilising Cogent's state-of-the-art heat detection system and whole herd management solution, to ensure accurate and timely artificial insemination of cattle
  • Preparing reports and providing detailed action reports to customers and Team Leader
  • Liaising with industry professionals such as Veterinarians and Nutritionists

What will I need to be considered for this AI Technician vacancy?

  • Dairy experience and a good knowledge of animal husbandry, with the ability to understand and converse with Customers.
  • Professional and friendly attitude with excellent communication and rapport building skills
  • Highly organised, diligent, self-motivated, and able to overcome challenges
  • Must have a can-do attitude and a proven team player, able to deliver the highest quality of service to your customers

What will I receive in return?

  • You will receive full training, including an AI qualification if you don’t have one currently.
  • You will be joining a reputable business with a friendly culture where you'll be able to apply your expertise and skills, be encouraged and supported to further develop your career.
  • Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience
  • Performance related bonus

Enhanced Benefits:

  • 21 days annual leave increasing to 23 days after 12 months’ service and increasing to 25 days after 2 years’ service plus bank holidays
  • Matching Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Long Service Awards
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Continued Professional Development

Contract Type: Permanent, full-time or part-time hours available

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