DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overall care and processing of pregnant/farrowing sows and their piglets
  • Sow and piglet feeding and nutrition management
  • Routine and seasonal piglet and sow vaccinations and injections
  • Perform breeding/insemination processes
  • Monitor, test, and care for pregnant sows
  • Animal feeding and nutrition management
  • General facility cleaning, maintenance, and hygiene
  • Maintain and monitor overall animal health, care, and treatment
  • Production record keeping
  • Power washing
  • Light maintenance

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma desired
  • Ability to do basic math-addition, subtraction, and multiplication
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Swine industry experience preferred, but not required
  • Regular, consistent attendance
  • Requires dedication, goal-oriented, motivation, positive attitude, and ability to work effectively as a team
  • Requires time-management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Basic computer skills and proficient in software specific to swine industry preferred, but not required

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

  • Ability to work in noise levels that may require hearing protection
  • Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch for extended periods of time on varied surfaces
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, perform repetitive motions, climb over 4-foot gates
  • Ability to manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation or assistance from another team member
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to stand/walk on concrete several hours/day
  • Must possess ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm and enough steadiness on feet to maintain balance if bumped by moving animal
  • Must possess good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, and the ability to grasp

BENEFITS/REWARDS OF JOB:

We offer a collaborative environment, satisfying work, and excellent benefits.

At Lone Tree, we know every task contributes to our noble purpose of nourishing people around world. Our dedicated team encompasses people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. For people who are new to the industry we provide education and training. We treat everyone with respect and work to create a supportive atmosphere with a spirit of comradery among team members as they tackle challenges together.

The starting pay for this position ranges from $15.50 to $17.50 depending on experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, flexible paid time off, and paid holidays. We also provide opportunities for personal and professional development.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Although hours may vary, the typical work schedule for a Pig Care Technician position is Monday through Friday, 6:00 am 3:30 pm with a rotating weekend. This full-time job averages 45 hours a week.

TO APPLY:

If you are interested in joining our team, we are interested in hearing from you!  Send your resume to brent@lonetreefarms.com or contact Brent Heid at 816-803-8601. See more about us at https://www.lonetreefarms.com/

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