GENERAL JOB STATEMENT: The Semen Collection Technician is
responsible for assisting with activities, including but not limited to the
care of breeding animals, and semen collection and processing.
Hours are 4 a.m. to Noon on Monday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m Tuesday through Friday. Rotating every 4th weekend 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
BENEFITS: Eligible for health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, 401k, PTO, and paid holidays following 60 days of employment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with dead pig removal.
Assist with individual health treatments and
Assist with loading culls, unloading, and moving
of new stock.
Assist with snow removal and mowing (depending
Daily animal movement.
Follow all NFP production policies.
Maintain accurate records.
Maintain department cleanliness (power washing
and sweeping aisles).
Maintain organized and clean work areas.
Performs daily chores of animals (feeding,
checking water, and ventilation).
Performs daily health management.
Perform light maintenance (heaters, filter
upkeep, lights, feedlines, etc.).
Performs daily training of boars.
Semen collection and processing following
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.
staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
all safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
all applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
and consistent attendance.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Able to do basic math – adding, subtracting,
dividing and multiplying.
Ability to communicate effectively and read and
interpret procedure manuals.
Ability to operate tractor.
Ability to start work at 3:00 a.m. Weekend
schedule is every 4th weekend. Holidays
are on same rotation, except for Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are worked.
One year experience in the swine industry preferred but not necessary.
Interacts closely with the Senior Genetics Service Manager, other Boar
Stud employees, Production staff, customers, and general office staff.
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.