Perdue Farms, Inc.

Breeding/Gestation Technician

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Description/Job Summary

  • To maximize the productivity of the breeding herd by making quality matings and meeting breeding targets
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocol and guidelines are followed
  • Assist with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Maintain a clean / orderly appearance of grounds around breeding unit / office
  • Protect health and safety of staff and humane treatment of animals
  • Provides accurate data on production records
  • Properly carry out the breeding protocol
  • Recognize the importance of animal comfort and good hygiene
  • Properly handle and manage semen
  • Recognizes and manages special situations that require special attention or treatment
  • Anticipate and prevent problems rather than allowing problems to develop and progress and then reacting to them
  • Make seasonally appropriate adjustments to breeding barn and hoop barns such as ventilation, bedding, and sprinklers
  • Maintenance and cleaning of waters, feeders, and pens
  • Return misplaced sows and boars to proper pen
  • Notifies and discusses openly with management any problems, concerns or questions
  • Conserves farm resources such as supplies, equipment and time
  • Promotes cooperation within the unit and contributes to adequate staffing
  • Communicates openly and freely with others

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working with and caring for livestock
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Ability to lead by example, and work with a team of 2-5 people
  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player

Required Education

Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Qualifications

Required
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Strong work history.
  • Willing and able to stand for several hours.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to work in wet and extreme cold or hot conditions.
  • Willing and able to work around dust, feathers, animals, and various cleaning chemicals.
Preferred
  • Experience with knife and/or general harvest floor duties is helpful.
  • Previous manufacturing, production, especially food production experience preferred.

Details

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.