Swine Multi Technician - Farrowing/Breeding

Posting ID : A1068544631
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : General Labor

This position specializes in the daily pork production activities within the farrowing and gestation departments. This position involves working in an agricultural environment with continuous hands-on interaction with livestock and regular structured routines. The site is located near Truman, MN.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Overall care and processing of pregnant/farrowing sows and their piglets
Sow and piglet feeding and nutrition management
Routine and seasonal piglet and sow vaccinations and injections
Perform breeding/insemination processes
Monitor, test and care for pregnant sows
Animal feeding and nutrition management
General facility cleaning, maintenance and hygiene
Maintain and monitor overall animal health, care and treatment
Production recordkeeping
Power washing
Light maintenance
Follow all safety rules and practices and encourage coworkers to do the same

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
High school diploma desired
Ability to do basic math -- addition, subtraction, and multiplication
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
Swine industry experience preferred, but not required
Regular, consistent attendance

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
Previous pork production experience is preferred but not required, as on the job training will often be provided. Individual must be dedicated, goal-oriented, motivated and able to work effectively as a team. Must demonstrate communication and time-management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast paced, changing environment.
Respect and care for all animals is required. The ideal candidate must also possess experience in creating a culture of respect and care for all animals throughout the farm system. Knowledge and enforcement of the latest industry biosecurity best practices must be observed and enforced throughout the farm operation.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be capable of being on their feet for 10 hours.
Must possess ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm;
Ability to work in noise levels that may require hearing protection.
Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach with hands and arms, perform repetitive motions, climb 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation or assistance from another team member.
Must possess good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.

BENEFITS/REWARDS OF JOB:
This position provides a rewarding team atmosphere where hard-working individuals have virtually unlimited career advancement and management opportunities. Employees enjoy working as a team to achieve personal and departmental goals and will often be involved in the implementation of new and exciting production technology.

TO APPLY:
Contact Linda @ x 1.


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