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New Site – All positions available!

About this Job:

We’re expanding!  

We are currently hiring for all positions at a brand new site in Fort Ripley, MN!

Since 1991, Wakefield Pork has been an industry leader in pork production, operating from south central Minnesota to northern Iowa. As a forward-thinking leader in the pork industry, the Wakefield Pork family strives to deliver a quality pork product that nourishes families across the world. We are looking for all kinds of employees with different types of experiences. We believe work ethic and strong values are as important as industry expertise.

Positions Could Include:

  • Breeding Technicians- A Breeding Technician is responsible for assisting with all daily aspects of swine breeding, including maintaining breeding and farrowing targets, daily artificial insemination (AI) breeding, semen inventory and delivery, herd health and vaccination program, nutrition, isolation and acclimation of replacement gilts, and record keeping. Wakefield Pork is seeking a dedicated individual who is interested in the pork industry and can bring an element of team dynamics to Wakefield Pork’s goal-orientated system.
  • Farrowing Technicians- A Farrowing Technician is responsible for assisting with all daily aspects of swine farrowing, including maintaining farrowing targets, individual sow and piglet care, feeding, farrowing, piglet health and vaccination program, nutrition, and record keeping. Wakefield Pork is seeking a dedicated individual who is interested in the pork industry and can bring an element of team dynamics to Wakefield Pork’s goal-orientated system.
  • Department Leads- Departments Leads are responsible for leading barn employee’s in the daily tasks of the corresponding department.  The lead oversees all aspects of the departments duties as well as staff development and record keeping.
  • Part-Time Sow Farm Technicians- A Sow Farm Technician is responsible for assisting with all daily aspects of swine breeding, including maintaining breeding and farrowing targets, daily artificial insemination (AI) breeding, semen inventory and delivery, piglet and sow care, feeding, farrowing, nutrition, record keeping, and more.
Requirement:

Basic Qualifications:
– Be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation
– Ability to do basic math – addition, subtraction, and multiplication
– Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
– Regular, consistent attendance

Preferred Qualifications:
– Industry experience preferred, but not required

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 3-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds. Position requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Frequently required, for extended periods of time, to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and communicate.

Hours:
Typically, Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm – Every 3rd weekend rotational schedule

Pay and Benefits:
A wage proposal will be mailed to the applicant offered the position after the interview process. Salary is determined according to applicant’s skill and background of the industry. Full-time employees are eligible for: paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, flexible spending account, and 401(k) with match. Wages and salaries are set commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience and in accordance with Wakefield Pork’s wage and benefit policies.

Position requires a high level of respect for team members and animals. Must demonstrate communication and time-management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast paced, changing environment.

Preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed of this position. This list is not all-inclusive as additional duties may be assigned.

Salary:
How to apply:

Please apply online at www.wakefieldpork.com/careers .