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Finisher Swine Tech

About this Job:

Objective: Maximize wean to finish productivity and profitability through the daily execution of Pipestone’s best management practices on wean to finish farms.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Learn and develop animal care and management skills
    1. Follow all production protocols and procedures to maximize wean to finish production & efficiencies
    2. Ensure all animals are properly fed and have water available
    3. Perform daily observations of animals
    4. Become a skilled employee in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production
    5. Administer medications and vaccinations according to protocols and procedures
    6. Move animals using safe handling practices
    7. Receive, sort, and pen incoming animals
    8. Load out animals
  1. Communicate effectively with area employees and supervisor
    1. Follow task sheets and time frames to stay on task and meet time schedules during the workday
    2. Give daily input to supervisor in area on production and animal health concerns
  1. Complete production paperwork accurately and on time
    1. Work with supervisor to ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigation
    2. Daily recording of monitored production items
  1. Bio-Security Adherence
    1. Adhere to all bio-security protocols
  1. Safe Working Environment
    1. Follow all safety procedures and guidelines
    2. Make sure all safety equipment is in place and utilize equipment as required
    3. Learn and utilize accident prevention measures for designated area
    4. Consistently monitor animal welfare procedures
  1. Ventilation Controls
    1. Be aware of area ventilation system and if it is in good working order
    2. Regularly monitor the environment and provide input to achieve optimum comfort for the animals
  1. Facility Maintenance
    1. The facility must be maintained and well kept
    2. Complete routine maintenance as assigned on a daily basis
    3. Communicate non-routine repairs to supervisor

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

1. Other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor including administration of mass vaccines, sorting animals, periodic team meetings, and assisting other team members.

Requirement:

Education: High School Diploma or GED Preferred

Experience: No Experience Required

1+ Years Livestock Experience with High School Diploma Preferred

Training: My Pipestone New Hire Courses

Introduction
Animal Welfare
Biosecurity
Employee Handbook
PQA
Safety

Additional Position Related My Pipestone Assigned

Monthly Animal Welfare, Biosecurity and Safety Topics

Annual Safety Refresher Training

Work Environment: Agricultural swine environment in rural area

Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas

Gestation, farrowing, and small swine care processes

Physical Requirements: Standing, walking and ability to be on feet 8 to 10 hours per day

Frequent bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling

Frequent use of one or both hands/arms to grasp or pull

Frequent lifting of objects weighing 3-20 pounds

Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or requiring up to 50 pounds of force to move

Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds or requiring up to 100 pounds of force to move with the assistance of another person as needed

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Must be able to print and/or write legibly

Additional Requirements: Must be able to work weekends

Must have reliable method of transportation to get to work

Salary:
Experience:
1+ years
How to apply:

Click HERE to fill out the online job application.

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For questions please call 507-825-2532 or 866-918-7378.