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Barn Technician

About this Job:

Job Duties & Accountabilities

Typical Duties of a Barn Technician include:

  •  Collect semen from boars for production of artificial insemination (AI) doses.
  • Draw blood samples from boars for diagnostic testing
  • Provide daily boar care, including feeding, checking water drinkers, treating sick animals and adjusting ventilation.
  • Responsible for boar movements including cull boar and mortality removal, incoming boar placements and other movements within the barns.
  • Train incoming boars on collection practices with an AI dummy.
  • Clean barns/work areas as needed, including disinfecting all collection areas
  • Responsible for external facility maintenance, including mowing, changing filters and turning compost as needed.
  • Ensure implementation of best management practices consistent with commonly accepted standards for animal welfare including adherence to biosecurity practices
  • Ensure that care for the boars is conducted in a manner that safeguards the environment, protects worker safety, and maintains regulatory compliance.
Requirement:

Education

High School diploma or GED strongly preferred

Experience

One year of experience with livestock preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1) Knowledge of:

Agriculture industry preferred
Biosecurity and quality control standards
Proper pig terminology and livestock handling

2) Skill in:

Listening and learning

3) Ability to:

Work some weekends and occasional holidays per the work schedule
Understand and follow all protocols, biosecurity and quality control standards
Write clearly and legibly
Grasp protocols/practices and use them effectively
Work independently as well as being a team player

Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Working Conditions

Extreme Hot or Cold Setting **

Wet, Slippery Surroundings

Fumes, Smoke, Odors, etc.

**Including outdoors

Salary:
Experience:
1 year
How to apply:

Please apply online by clicking HERE.