Swine Technician

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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 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 POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Education: High School Diploma or GED Preferred Experience: No Experience Required 1+ Years Livestock Experience with High School Diploma Preferred Please complete the application at this link - 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 Must have reliable method of transportation to get to work

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Competitive - Bonus Potential


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