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Christensen Farms Animal Care Worker - Brookings, SD in Brookings, South Dakota

Animal Care Worker - Brookings, SD

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  • Commercial Sow (MN/NIA/SD)- PC

  • Brookings, SD, USA

  • $14.00

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation

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Position Overview:

This position is an entry-level production position that has responsibility for swine care within our gilt development units.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Receive, sort, and ship pigs as scheduled.

  • Identification and treatment of sick or injured pigs.

  • Execute heat induction process.

  • Document required information on door cards.

  • Submit weekly and monthly information as requested.

  • Powerwash as needed.

  • Tag and vaccinate gilts.

  • Ensure timely euthanasia.

  • Adjust feeders as needed.

  • Maintain and adjust ventilation settings as needed.

  • Assist in completing of vet order and feed order as needed.

  • Maintain safety standards at all times.

  • Perform in site sanitation, including powerwashing.

  • Laundry/office care.

  • Assist Production Health Techs with bleeding and diagnostics.

  • Perform preventative barn maintenance according to maintenance schedule.

  • Observe and maintain bio-security protocols.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Position requires individual must be self-motivated and has the willingness to learn the required skills to assist in the production of a quality pig.

Personnel Requirements:

  • Individual must be trustworthy, dependable, reliable and a team player.

Judgement Required:

  • Utilizes independent judgment in development and execution of day-to-day responsibilities.

  • The position has the opportunity for development, with continuous training that allows you to advance into more technical roles.

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