Idyll Farms is a goat farm and creamery located in Northport, Michigan, a small town perched on the edge of Lake Michigan. Our certified-humane alpine goats are pasture-fed using sustainable, rotational grazing practices which mimic and harness natureâs complex, productive processes. This is great for our planet, our pastures, our goats, and their milkâand itâs the secret to how we happen to make some of the worldâs healthiest and tastiest award-winning goat cheese.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following.Â Other duties may be assigned.Â
- Responsible for milking shifts.*
- Feeds animals.*
- Cleans the barn.*
- Grounds maintenance.*
- Responsible for dairy sanitation.*
- Responsible for animal care.*
- Responsible for facility sanitation.*
- Responsible for pasture rotation.*
- Responsible for feeding, receiving, and storing goods.*
- Responsible for fence repair and placement.*
- Responsible for equipment operation.
- Responsible for orchard maintenance.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.Â The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Â Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
- Oral and written communication skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to be patient with animals
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Â Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.Â The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.Â The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Â Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.Â The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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