GENERAL JOB STATEMENT
The Farrowing Technician is responsible for assisting with the daily aspects of swine farrowing, including the maintenance of farrowing targets, individual sow and piglet care, feeding, farrowing, piglet health and vaccination program, nutrition, and record keeping.
New Fashion Pork offers health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, 401K, PTO and holiday pay to new full-time employees on the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Swine Farrowing Department
Administer medicine to sows and piglets.
Adjust heat mats.
Assist with piglet vaccination and weaning.
Assist with pre-farrow and post-farrow sow movements.
Complete daily farrowing records and weekly pigCHAMP records.
Ensure accurate count of piglets being weaned.
Follow all OFP production policies.
Maintain accurate records.
Maintain organized and clean work area, including washing rooms and sweeping isles.
Perform daily chores of animals for department:
Maintain unit cleanliness.
Sow and piglet condition.
Perform piglet processing:
Giving iron shots.
Pick up dead piglets and afterbirth.
Set room up.
Tear room down.
Create a positive work environment for co-workers by leading from example.
Define personal and business short and long-term goals.
Positively represent the company at work and in the community.
Other Requirements and Responsibilities
All other tasks and responsibilities as may be required by NFP.
Attend staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
Follow all safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
Follow all applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
Regular and consistent attendance.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effectively.
Able to do basic math (i.e. adding subtracting, dividing, and multiplying).
Experience in swine industry preferred but not required.
Interacts closely with the Sow Farm Manager and other Farrowing Technicians.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 50-75 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and communicate.