Farrowing Technician – Naples

Title: Farrowing Technician

Location: Eleva, WI

Description: Farrowing Technician reports to Sow Farm Manager and is responsible for daily care, health and maintenance for all farrowing sows and piglets at designated work site.

Hours: Generally – Monday-Friday 6:00am-3:30pm; times may vary based on business needs. Rotating Weekend and Holiday Schedule Required. Opportunities for overtime

Compensation: Hourly, competitive based on experience, quarterly bonuses, plus we offer an excellent benefits package

Essential Job Functions:

  • Caring for and handling of sows and piglets
  • Feeding and checking waters
  • Monitor and assist sows during farrowing
  • Provide Day 1 Care for piglets i.e. monitor and ensure newborns receive colostrum, clean piglets and adjust heat lamps
  • Treat sows and piglets by administering vaccines and medicines
  • Perform piglet processing duties, such as, tattooing, clipping tails, castrating, and giving iron shots
  • Cleaning facilities and power washing (prepare rooms, wash, and set up)
  • Pre-Farrow/Post Farrow sow movements, and shipping/receiving of animals
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records
  • Understand and follow Holden Farms Biosecurity Program

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong interest in working with animals with a desire to learn and self-develop
  • Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Dependable and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stand, walk and be on feet for 8 to 10hrs/day
  • Ability to frequently bend, reach, squat and kneel
  • Must have reliable transportation

Benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) + Company Contribution
  • Profit Sharing
  • Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Free Hog Yearly
  • Much More!

 

No previous experience working with pigs required.

APPLY TODAY!! Contact Jeny at 507-301-0671 or send your resume to careers@holdenfarms.com.

 

NOTE: This job description in not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Position may involve travel and non-standard business hours.