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Swine Technician

About this Job:

Objective:

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Learn and develop individual skills based on work requirements in the employee’s designated work area
Follow all production protocols and procedures to maximize sow and gilt production & efficiencies
Learn specialized skills necessary for smooth work flow
Become a skilled employee in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production
Follow daily task sheets in the department to achieve production targets
Complete production paperwork accurately and timely

Communicate effectively with area employees and farm management
Follow task sheets and time frames to stay on task and meet time schedules during the workday
Give daily input to lead person in area on production and animal health concerns
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

Complete production paperwork accurately and on time
Work with farm management to ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigation
Daily recording of monitored production items

Bio-Security Adherence
Adhere to all bio-security protocols and give input to lead person in area for items out of compliance
Work with other team employees in designated area to ensure bio-security audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis

Safe Working Environment
Follow all safety procedures and guidelines
Make sure all safety equipment is in place and utilize equipment as required
Learn and utilize accident prevention measures for designated area
Consistently monitor animal welfare procedures in designated area

Ventilation Controls
Be aware of area ventilation system and if it is in good working order
Regularly monitor the environment and provide input to lead person in area to achieve optimum comfort for the animals

Facility Maintenance
The facility must be maintained and well kept
Complete routine maintenance as assigned on a daily basis
Communicate non-routine repairs to lead in area
Keep gestation area clean and organized

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

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 legibly

Additional Requirements:

Must be able to work weekends and have reliable method of transportation to get to work

Salary:
How to apply:

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Click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job”button to email your resume. Please state Pipestone System and the job title as the subject of your email application.

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

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