PURPOSE OF POSITION: Work as a team member caring for and administering to A.I. boars to maintain a constant supply of boar semen to assure optimum supplies are available for sow farms. This person will assist where needed with animal care, semen collection, laboratory work and light facility repair and maintenance.
Care and management of facilities to ensure that:
Procure, administer and dispense medications and vaccinations according to ISF protocols
Education/ Experience: None required
This person must be able to work with limited or no supervision, thus they must be able to follow directions and complete tasks effectively. The employee must have initiative, organizational skills, be detail oriented and dependable. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 pounds and climb over gates up to 48 inches in height. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand, use hands to grip, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls, or animals. Additionally, hands must be routinely used to firmly grip and maintain constant pressure for periods exceeding fifteen minutes during the collection process. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.
This position will require the technician to at times work with other employees, so teamwork and effective communication skills are very important. This person must be computer literate with competencies in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and Internet Explorer. Direct contact occurs almost constantly with farm animals, so good stockmanship and bio-security practices must be understood and practiced at all times. The employee must be able to, with or without reasonable accommodations, work in all facilities within the scope of the employee’s responsibility.
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