Idaho Herd Tech - Farm 5101
Declo, ID 
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Primary Location: ID-Declo
Organization: HPD-Idaho Job: Live Animal Production/Hog Idaho Herd Tech - Farm 5101 - (20000473)
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HERD TECHNICIAN

If you are looking for a career in a fun, rewarding team environment, Smithfield is the opportunity you've been searching for. We're offering quality, full time entry-level animal production positions. Challenge yourself with a stable company that offers:
*Starting wage $12 to $13 per hour plus a full benefits package - total value $37k+
*Travel incentive for specific work locations
*Step Plan Training Program with pay increases
*Quarterly Production Bonus Program
*Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Insurance
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long Term Disability
*Company paid Pension Plan
*401(k) with company match
*Paid holidays and vacation
*Educational reimbursement

DUTIES: Assists other Herd Technicians in routine animal care and general farm tasks to ensure the welfare/well-being of the animals. Tasks include farm sanitation, animal removal, and animal movement. Employee may operate mowers, tractors, trucks, bus, and other farm equipment as directed. May be in training for advanced Herd Technician designation. The position will also provide for the care of all animals at the designated work site, particularly their health, growth, and breeding.
*Follow the safety requirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS)
*Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Biosecurity
*Abide by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership
*Flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership
*Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals
*Assist in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows
*Sanitize and wash multiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment
*Feed, water, vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasks including basic veterinary procedures
*Process piglets, which includes: Injecting medications, castrating, docking tails, and ear notching
*Maintain accurate production information and update all department records as required
*Treat sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application, and/or other methods as required



Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:
*Ability to do hard physical labor
*Willingness to work as a member of a team
*Ability to follow instructions
*Math and accurate record keeping skills
*Basic English preferred
*Must be able to work an average 45 hour week with average 9 hour workday, which can vary frequently
*Rotating days off which requires weekend and holiday work

ABILITIES REQUIRED:

*Must be able to frequently climb over, under, and around penning.
*Must be able to walk and stand on concrete for 9 to 12 hours per day, walking down narrow alleys and in and out of narrow penning.
*Must be able to walk an average of 2 - 4 miles per day, occasionally up to 5 or 6.
*Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a limited basis.
*Must be able to occasionally work in situations two feet above the floor in a leaned-over or squatted position.
*Must be supportive of the mission of raising swine for human consumption of high quality pork products.
*Must be tolerable and willing to learn and perform the following tasks: euthanasia, castration, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging for identification, taking blood samples and other procedures normal to animal husbandry.
*Must be able to operate a high pressure washing system.
*Must be able to work with and around a wide range of antibiotics (i.e. penicillin).
*Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.
*Must be able to work in a stressful environment.
*Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment.


Job Posting: May 28, 2020 Posting End Date: Aug 27, 2020

Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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