GENERAL JOB STATEMENT
The Farrowing Technician is
responsible for assisting with the daily aspects of swine farrowing including
maintaining farrowing targets, individual sow and piglet care, feeding,
farrowing, piglet health and vaccination program, nutrition, and record
Eligible for health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disabiltiy, 401k, PTO and paid holidays following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Administer medicine to sows and piglets.
Assist farrowing: pull piglets, ensure
colostrum, administer oxytocin, and adjust heat lamps.
Assist with piglet vaccination and weaning.
Assist with pre-farrow and post-farrow sow
Ensure accurate count of piglets being weaned.
Follow all NFP 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: tattooing, clipping
tails, and giving iron shots.
Pick up dead piglets and afterbirth.
Power washing: tear room down, wash, set room
Create a positive work environment for
co-workers by leading from example.
Define personal and business short and long-term
Positively represent the company at work and in
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.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Able to do basic math – adding subtracting,
dividing, and multiplying.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Bachelor's degree in Animal Science,
Veterinary Science, Animal Breeding, or Animal Husbandry or other acceptable
degree in a related field of study and two years related experience or training.
Interacts closely with the Sow Farm Manager, Farrowing Department Head,
and other Farrowing Technicians.
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.