Perdue Farms, Inc.

Farrowing Technician

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Description/Job Summary

LSC Farms, an intensive outdoor breed to wean sow farm producing weaned pigs for a welfare friendly antibiotic free niche pork market is seeking production personnel at their Benton IL.location.
 
              Job Title:                Farrowing Technician
 
              Reports to:             Farrowing Team Lead
 
              Goal:                      To maximize the number of quality healthy pigs weaned.                                             
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Production Responsibilities:
*Maintain a clean / orderly appearance of grounds around breeding unit / office.
*Protect health and safety of staff and humane treatment of animals.
*Provide accurate data for production records.
*Properly carry out the feeding program according to stage of lactation and season.
*Maintain productivity of the sows and pigs.
*Properly process newborn litters in an efficient manner
*Recognize and manage special situations that require special attention or treatment
*Provide an ideal environment for newborn pigs by ensuring proper seasonal adjustments such as ventilation, bedding and wallows.
*Maintenance and cleaning of waters, feeders and fences.
*Minimizes the number of problem litters.
*Transfers and cross-fosters litters.
*Notify and discusses openly with management any problems, concerns or questions.
*Conserve farm resources such as supplies, equipment and time.
*Promotes cooperation within the unit and contributes to adequate staffing.
*Communicates openly and freely with others.
 
Skills Required:
 Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience:
  *  Minimum of High School diploma
  *  Must posses a valid driver’s license
  *  Experience in safely operating farm tractors and equipment
  *  Previous farm and livestock experience preferred  
  *  Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
 
 Personal Characteristics
  A successful candidate will have the following characteristics:
  * Strong work ethic  
  * Detail oriented  
  * Responsible with a dependable attendance record
  * Ability to follow instructions
  * Self Motivated
  * Ability to work independently
  * Strong initiative
  * Team Player
  *  Strong problem solving skills
  *  Multiple skills and flexible
  *  Ability to complete tasks and projects
  *  Ability to perform with minimal supervision
  *  Perseverance to work outside in all weather conditions
 

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Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.