compensation: Hourly, competitive based on experience, plus we offer an excellent benefits package employment type: full-time
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Holden Farms strives to be the most progressive, innovative, and collaborative pork producer in the nation. At Holden Farms we pride ourselves on teamwork, personal growth, and opportunity. If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career and enjoy working with animals check out Holden Farms today!
Title: Farrowing Technician
Description:Farrowing Technician reports to Sow Farm Manager and is responsible for daily care, health and maintenance for all farrowing sows and piglets at designated work site.
Hours:Generally - Monday-Friday 6:30am-4:00pm; times may vary based on business needs
Every Other Weekend and Holiday Schedule Required.
Compensation:Hourly, competitive based on experience, quarterly bonuses, plus we offer an excellent benefits package
Essential Job Functions:
Caring for and handling of sows and piglets
Feeding and checking waters
Monitor and assist sows during farrowing
Provide Day 1 Care for piglets i.e. monitor and ensure newborns receive colostrum, clean piglets and adjust heat lamps
Treat sows and piglets by administering vaccines and medicines
Perform piglet processing duties, such as, tattooing, clipping tails, castrating, and giving iron shots
Cleaning facilities and power washing (prepare rooms, wash, and set up)
Pre-Farrow/Post Farrow sow movements, and shipping/receiving of animals
Keeping detailed and accurate records
Understand and follow Holden Farms Biosecurity Program
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong interest in working with animals with a desire to learn and self-develop
Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Dependable and able to work with minimal supervision
Ability to lift up to 50lbs
Ability to stand, walk and be on feet for 8 to 10hrs/day
Ability to frequently bend, reach, squat and kneel
Must have reliable transportation
Benefits Available for Full-time Positions:
401(k) + Company Contribution
Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability
Free Hog Yearly
No previous experience working with pigs required.
APPLY TODAY!! Visit www.holdenfarms.com or contact Jeny at 507-301-0679
NOTE: This job description in not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Position may involve travel and non-standard business hours.
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