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JBS USA ANIMAL CARETAKER I - $15.00/hr. plus Depending on Experience in Morrilton, Arkansas

Purpose & Scope: This entry-level position is responsible for assisting the sow farm or boar stud in meeting production goals while promoting safety and well-being of animals, self and other team members. This position is required to adhere to Animal Welfare and Bio-Security protocols, guidelines, and procedures at all times

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs routine animal care efficiently and accurately, such as feeding, watering, moving, tagging and ventilation consistent with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Positively collaborates and partners with other team members to care for animals and complete daily duties

  • Effectively utilizes farm and production technology and equipment such as hand held devices, wands, and other equipment

  • Cleans and disinfects facilities maintaining a healthy environment

  • Operates machinery and equipment which may include power washing

  • Assists staff with animal management which may include sow breeding, gestation, and farrowing functions or boar training, semen collection and quality control

  • Assists in the administration of vaccinations and medication to sows and piglets, completes treatment cards

  • Attends safety meetings and adheres to Animal Welfare policies at all times

  • Identifies maintenance needs and reports them to management

  • Performs production housekeeping duties

  • Various other tasks, as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Available to work weekends, early or late shifts

  • Reliable method of transportation to and from work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with swine production

  • Knowledge of bio-security concepts

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to continually bend, push, grasp, and pull up to 100 lbs.

  • Continuous walking and/or standing, up to 95% of the day

EOE/Vet/Disabled

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