Herdsperson Trainee/Laborer Smithfield Foods Wagram

Title Herdsperson Trainee/laborer
Date 2020
Company Smithfield Foods
City Wagram

Short Description :

General farm tasks to ensure the welfare/wellbeing of the animals May be in training for advanced Herd Technician designation Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Biosecurity Must be able to work an average ,…

Full Description :

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 Herdsperson position will also provide for the care of all animals at the designated work site, particularly their health, growth, and breeding.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Follow the safety requirements of the Smithfield Injury Prevention System (SIPS).
  • Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Bio-security.
  • 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.
  • Follow the Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate Training Guides as required.
  • Assist with facility and equipment maintenance.
  • Assist with maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.
  • Follow the Company's animal welfare policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meets the animal's needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia.
  • Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures.
  • Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.
  • Read and understand the company's emergency notification process and how it applies to their specific worksite.
  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • Previous livestock handling helpful.
  • Ability to do hard physical labor.
  • Strong Commitment to team work.
  • Willingness to shower daily in and out of facility.
  • Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations.
  • Must be able to work an average 48 hour work week, which can vary frequently.
  • Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed.
  • Must be on call for emergency situations to include but not limit to, power outages or personnel shortages.

Your Opportunity
Join the growing community of 1700+ military veterans working at !
Production employees at help deliver Good Food, Responsibly to America's dinner table. Production team members at Smithfield perform jobs such as general labor, machine operator, lead, and supervisory roles. Military Veterans have shown to be a great fit in these roles across the country.
Smithfield Salutes, our Veterans Business Resource Group, is working to make the transition from military to civilian life a seamless one for you and your family. We encourage military veterans to apply for any job at that matches your ability to lead, fix, problem solve, fix or create. For more information visit: www.smithfieldfoods.com/veterans.
Job Posting: Aug 14, 2020 Posting End Date: Nov 12, 2020

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