Farm Worker

Job Summary


The successful candidate will maintain the physical and environmental conditions of animals. Observe animals’ condition, feed and water animals, and clean stalls. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned. This is a part-time (50% FTE)position; hours for this position are 4 hours/day, Thursday – Monday. Weekends and holidays are required.



  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1 year of experience working around large animals (horse, cattle, sheep, pigs, etc.)
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 to 80 lbs. frequently, and up to 100+ lbs.
  • Ability to drive truck, gooseneck horse trailer, and large tractor
  • US or Canadian driver’s license



  • Knowledge of basic hand tools

Additional Information:


  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Benefits of a Purdue Career:


  • Continuing education programs 
  • Opportunities for promotion and career development
  • A highly supportive work environment that mentors employees to meet their goals, including specialization in an area of their choosing
  • Free CityBus access
  • Employee discount program

Benefits of working/living in West Lafayette, IN:


Our culture is marked by enthusiasm about community development, smart communication, technological advances, scientific research, and global responsibility. If you have a strong desire to learn, as well as teach; are looking for amazing benefits; and appreciate a diverse and welcoming population and workforce, then apply today to join the PVM Family!