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Swine Technician

About this Job:
Job Description

Objective: Follow directions of farm management and protocols to the best of employee’s ability for maximum production, efficiency and profit-ability.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Learn and develop individual skills based on work requirements in the employee’s designated work area
    1. Follow all production protocols and procedures to maximize sow and gilt production & efficiencies
    2. Learn specialized skills necessary for smooth work flow
    3. Become a skilled employee in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production
    4. Follow daily task sheets in the department to achieve production targets
    5. Complete production paperwork accurately and timely
  1. Communicate effectively with area employees and farm management
    1. Follow task sheets and time frames to stay on task and meet time schedules during the workday
    2. Give daily input to lead person in area on production and animal health concerns
    3. Learn how individual performance affects the finances of the organization and participate with area employees to maximize production and efficiency in areas the employees affect
  1. Complete production paperwork accurately and on time
    1. Work with farm management 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 and give input to lead person in area for items out of compliance
    2. Work with other team employees in designated area to ensure bio-security audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis
  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 in designated area
  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 lead person in area 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 lead in area
    4. Keep gestation area clean and organized

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

1. Other duties and projects as assigned by lead person in area and farm management

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 legible

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:

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