Animal Caretaker – Sow Farm – Martin in Martin, TN 38237

Tosh Farms

Sow Herdsmen/ Animal Caretaker
Benefits:

Production bonus paid monthly after 90 days
Company paid holidays/floating holidays
Paid time off starting at 6 months & you will earn 3 weeks of paid time off at 3 years
We offer BCBS of TN health, dental and vision coverage at a very low cost
Company paid short term disability
Paid parental leave
Company paid life insurance
401k with company match at 50% of the first 8%
tuition reimbursement (employee & children)
student loan assistance – we pay your student loans for you
Employee loans/pay advances after 1 year of employment

Tosh Farms is a rapidly growing, family owned crop and swine production business with over 400 employees. As part of that growth, we are looking for a compassionate, energetic, and committed individual to join us in providing the best care to our swine herd. You can join an innovative team and feel proud to be a part of the largest hog operation in TN – where the company owner was recently recognized as Farm Journals 2019 Top Producer.
In this role you should expect to:

Work in a cohesive team environment to provide excellent daily, essential care to swine herd
Assist with farrowing, breeding and gestation
Move animals using safe handling practices
Wean pigs according to farm protocols
Load and unload pigs as scheduled
Provide proactive and responsive care to promote wellness amongst herd
Adhere to all bio-security standards (ex. showering in and out of facilities)
Help ensure cleanliness and sanitation of work area
Work weekend and holiday hours as required on a rotational basis
Carry out other duties as assigned

What you’ll need to succeed in this role:

Animal care experience preferred but not required
Work under limited supervision
Demonstrate independent decision-making skills in a fast-paced work environment
Attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Reliable transportation to get to and from work located in a rural area

Physical requirements of this role:

Ability to stand/kneel/bend/stoop/walk for extended periods of time (8-10 hours a day)
Must be able to lift/push/pull up to 30 lbs frequently
Must be able to work around pigs

Tosh Farms does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.