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Animal Care Technician - Cougar


Location: Truman, MN, US 56088
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: April 20, 2024
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State: MN City: Truman Area of Interest: Farming Laborer Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-time Exempt or Non-Exempt: Non-exempt Job Title Animal Care Technician - Cougar Requisition Number 24-298 Job Description
Follow directions of farm management and protocols to the best of employee's ability for maximum production, efficiency and profit-ability.
• 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
Other duties and projects as assigned by lead person in area and farm management
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
• 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