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Pig Care Technician

About this Job:

ROLE PROFILE SUMMARY:

This position specializes in the daily pork production activities within the farrowing and gestation departments. This position involves working in an agricultural environment with continuous hands-on interaction with livestock and regular structured routines.

We offer a collaborative environment, satisfying work, and excellent benefits. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, flexible paid time off, and paid holidays.We also provide opportunities for personal and professional development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Overall care and processing of pregnant/farrowing sows and their piglets

·         Sow and piglet feeding and nutrition management

·         Routine and seasonal piglet and sow vaccinations and injections

·         Perform breeding/insemination processes

·         Monitor, test, and care for pregnant sows

·         Animal feeding and nutrition management

·         General facility cleaning, maintenance, and hygiene

·         Maintain and monitor overall animal health, care, and treatment

·         Production record keeping

·         Power washing

·         Light maintenance

Requirement:

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma desired
  • Ability to do basic math-addition, subtraction, and multiplication
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Swine industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Regular, consistent attendance
  • Requires dedication, goal-oriented, motivation, positive attitude, and ability to work effectively as a team
  • Requires time-management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Basic computer skills and proficient in software specific to swine industry preferred, but not required

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

  • Ability to work in noise levels that may require hearing protection
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time on varied surfaces
  • Ability to reach and perform repetitive motions with hands and arms
  • Ability to manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation or assistance from another team member
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to stand/walk on concrete several hours a day and climb over 4-foot gates
  • Must possess ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm and enough steadiness on feet to maintain balance if bumped by moving animal
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, and the ability to grasp
Salary:
How to apply:

Click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button to email your cover letter and resume. Please state Lone Tree Pigs and the job title as the subject line of your email application or call Brent @816-803-8601.

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