Production Technician

Carthage System

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTIONS:
The Production Trainee will assist the farm production team in safely carrying out daily responsibilities in the breeding/farrowing departments while adhering to the Company Standard Operating Procedures for maximum productivity, efficiency and profitability.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complies with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the swine herd
  • Performs routine tasks assigned by the Head of Department
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to complete all daily tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Ensures and follows the highest level of a safe work environment and work practices
  • Routinely cares for the welfare of the animals on a daily basis, including feeding, watering, providing health and vaccination treatment, detecting heat, conducting artificial insemination procedures, as well as other animal care assigned
  • Routinely cares for the welfare of the animals on a daily basis, including monitoring and overseeing the birthing process, and ensuring the baby pigs are cared for properly, following company SOPs
  • Works with team members to ensure cleanliness and sanitation in the work area
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Farm Manager
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Desire to work with pigs, willingness to learn and understand animal behavior, tolerate and willingness to perform animal husbandry tasks on a routine basis
  • Must be available to work 11 of 14 days in a pay cycle, including weekends and holidays
  • Must have a solid work history and have ability to provide solid work references
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Stand, walk, kneel, squat and be on feet for up to 10 hours per day
  • Frequently bend, reach, pull, lift – occasionally lifting and pulling up to 100 lbs with assistance of another team member
  • Lift up to 50 lbs
  • Work in noise levels that may require hearing protection in some areas
  • Display a high level of respect to team members and animals
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Follow directions
  • Work in fast moving environment

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