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Pipestone System Swine Technician in Armour, South Dakota

##Job Description Objective: Follow directions of farm management and protocols to the best of employee's ability for maximum production, efficiency and profit-ability. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Learn and develop individual skills based on work requirements in the employee's designated work area * Follow all production protocols and procedures to maximize sow and gilt production & efficiencies * Learn specialized skills necessary for smooth work flow * Become a skilled employee in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production * Follow daily task sheets in the department to achieve production targets * Complete production paperwork accurately and timely * Communicate effectively with area employees and farm management * Follow task sheets and time frames to stay on task and meet time schedules during the workday * Give daily input to lead person in area on production and animal health concerns * Learn how individual performance affects the finances of the organization and participate with area employees to maximize production and efficiency in areas the employees affect * Complete production paperwork accurately and on time * Work with farm management to ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigation * Daily recording of monitored production items * Bio-Security Adherence * Adhere to all bio-security protocols and give input to lead person in area for items out of compliance * Work with other team employees in designated area to ensure bio-security audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis * Safe Working Environment * Follow all safety procedures and guidelines * Make sure all safety equipment is in place and utilize equipment as required * Learn and utilize accident prevention measures for designated area * Consistently monitor animal welfare procedures in designated area * Ventilation Controls * Be aware of area ventilation system and if it is in good working order * Regularly monitor the environment and provide input to lead person in area to achieve optimum comfort for the animals * Facility Maintenance * The facility must be maintained and well kept * Complete routine maintenance as assigned on a daily basis * Communicate non-routine repairs to lead in area * Keep gestation area clean and organized MARGINAL FUNCTIONS Other duties and projects as assigned by lead person in area and farm management POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Education:High School Diploma or GED Preferred Experience:No Experience Required, 1+ Years Livestock Experience with High School Diploma Preferred Training:My Pipestone New Hire Courses * Introduction * Animal Welfare * Biosecurity * Employee Handbook * PQA * Safety * Additional Position Related My Pipestone Assigned * Monthly Animal Welfare, Biosecurity and Safety Topics * Annual Safety Refresher Training Work* Environment:* * Agricultural swine environment in rural area * Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas gestation, farrowing, and small swine care processes Physical* Requirements:* * Standing, walking and ability to be on feet 8 to 10 hours per day * Frequent bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling * Frequent use of one or both hands/arms to grasp or pull * Frequent lifting of objects weighing 3-20 pounds * Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or requiring up to 50 pounds of force to move * Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds or requiring up to 100 pounds of force to move with the assistance of another person as needed * Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing * Must be able to print and/or write legibly Additional*Requirements:Must be able to work weekends and have reliable method of transportation to get to work *ALL ADDRESSES: Armour, SD FULL-TIME: Full-time Job Title: Swine Technician - FT - Goose Lake 2 Location: Goose Lake 2-20311 Req Num: 21-366

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