Livestock Technician - Plain City, OH


Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is the largest global A.I. cooperative and comprises six farmer-owned and -controlled local organizations in the United States. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen and excellence in service and programs to supply dairy and beef producers with the world's best genetics.

Select Sires, Inc. seeks individuals to join our team as Livestock Technicians. This hourly, non-exempt position is at our Plain City, OH facility and reports to the Production Supervisor. The starting wage for a Livestock Technician is $16.50 per hour.

Specific duties and responsibilities of a Livestock Technician include, but are not limited to,

  • Serve as a positive representation of the Select Sires, Inc. Mission: To enhance the productivity and profitability of dairy and beef producers, Select Sires is committed to be the premier provider of highly fertile, superior genetics accompanied by effective reproductive- and herd-management products and services.
  • Cleansing and maintaining buildings, grounds, and equipment
  • Collect semen using established safety protocols
  • Handle bulls in a manner to properly stimulate semen collection
  • Operate company vehicles, trucks, trailers, and farm equipment
  • Perform general livestock care, including feeding, cleaning, moving bulls and steers, health testing, veterinary treatments, and hoof trimming

A Livestock Technician's work schedule is Monday through Friday. Shifts vary dependent on the facility. Shift schedules include 5:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM, and 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Holiday and weekend work on a rotating schedule is required. Work schedules and duties are subject to change to meet departmental needs. Full-time and part-time positions are available.


Select Sires is a team-oriented atmosphere, encouraging employees to take greater responsibility for their careers to grow personally and professionally.

  • Select Sires offers employees competitive compensation packages that include flexible benefits,
  • Professional development through mentoring and internal and external training,
  • Advancement opportunities through career planning,
  • A culture instilled by a commitment to excellence, a passion for customer success, and high ethical standards,
  • A focus that includes work/life balance,
  • Community-oriented mindset as a major contributor to local organizations and events


  • Great verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Capability to prioritize tasks.
  • Capacity to function well in a high-paced environment.
  • Reliable means of transportation to report to work on-time


  • High school diploma or equivalent.


  • Ability to constantly (6 – 8 hours) stand/walk, bend/stoop, and push/pull greater than 100 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently (3 – 6 hours) twist, knee lift (18" -29") 21 lbs. – 50 lbs., waist lift (30" -36") 21 lbs. – 50 lbs., chest lift (37" -60") 21 lbs. – 50 lbs., overhead lift (over 60") 0 lbs. – 20 lbs., carry 21 lbs. – 50 lbs.
  • Ability to occasionally (1 – 3 hours) squat/kneel
  • Ability to seldom (0 – 1 hours) sit, climb stairs, crawl, floor lift (0-17") 0 lbs. – 20 lbs.


The job description is not intended to cover or describe all tasks, duties, and responsibilities the employee may be required to be asked to perform. Select Sires retains the right to change or add new tasks, duties, and responsibilities to the employee at any time, with or without notice.



Evidence of work authorization upon employment is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Completion of USCIS form I-9 will be required to verify employment eligibility within three business days of the first day of employment.


Select Sires, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Select Sires, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Select Sires, Inc. expressly prohibits workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Select Sires, Inc.'s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination.

Salary Description
$16.50 an hour