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Research Production Technician

About this Job:

Founded in 1956, United Animal Health, Inc. is a global premier animal nutrition and health innovator involved in animal nutrition, microbials, reproduction technologies, feed management technologies, mycotoxin products, and enzymes.   We Feed the Animals that Feed the World.

Our Swine Production Technician is based in Sheridan, Indiana and works 6:00 – 3:30 Monday – Friday with occasional weekend hours.  Starting pay is $17.00 per hour with full benefits including student loan assistance and a 5% 401k match and generous time off.   We have very little turnover – work with a stable team that knows the value of  teamwork and helping one another.

Summary/Purpose of Position:

The primary responsibility is to execute the daily tasks and standard operating procedures in the sow and nursery units for production and research needs in a swine facility.  This person will also be responsible for maintaining and providing proper animal care and well-being at all times.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Perform daily operations of swine production (feeding, heat checking, animal movement, piglet processing, power washing, administering medications and vaccinations, and adjusting feeders as needed).
  • Conduct necessary research measurements as needed for a trial.  This includes weighing pigs and feeders, collecting feed samples, record needed trial data, and daily observations of the pigs and environment.
  • Coordinate and perform general repairs and maintenance on facility and equipment
  • Assist other farm employees in completing needed tasks for the day.

Typical Work Environment

  • Majority of work is conducted in an indoor swine confinement environment which includes very dusty, noisy conditions with animals that have unpredictable movements

• Associates Degree in agriculture or animal science or equivalent professional experience

Relevant Job Experience:
• 1-2 years professional experience in swine production

Specialized Job/Technical Knowledge:
• Knowledge of swine production principles and procedures
• Knowledge of general maintenance techniques
• Knowledge of general safety principles
• Knowledge of research and data collection/reporting techniques

Non-Technical Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communications skills
• Ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently
• Ability to identify and discern possible safety issues
• Champion of United Animal Health cultural values

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more periodically
• Good body flexibility (much bending and twisting)
• Ability to withstand jostling by animals
• Good mobility with ability to move fairly quickly

1-2 years
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