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JBS USA Animal Caretaker I - 16.90/hr. in Umpire, Arkansas

Purpose & Scope: This position is responsible for supporting the production of pork on farms owned by JBS Live Pork by utilizing animal science principles to support the objectives of the Boar Stud. The ideal candidate will be trained in roles could include semen collection, administering medications and vaccinations, feeding, cleaning, computer analysis, welding, plumbing, carpentry and maintaining veterinary medical records. This role is directly involved with the planning and implementation of our company’s policies and procedures related to animal welfare and pork/semen production.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Swine husbandry: feeding/watering/moving

  • Assisting with Boar semen collection process

  • Handling and administering medications and vaccinations

  • Vaccinating and medicating boars.

  • Cleaning and disinfection of facilities, including removal of mortality and waste.

  • Maintaining records of animal production and veterinary products.

  • Animal Identification including administering ear tags

  • Attending Safety training

  • Animal welfare adherence

  • Animal feeding and feeder management

  • Identification and ability to correct basic maintenance needs by utilizing welding, plumbing, electrical and carpentry skills

  • Euthanasia of animals when needed

  • Production/facility housekeeping duties such as cleaning animal housing areas and office/shower/kitchen/lab area

  • May include maintenance duties such as welding, plumbing, electrical and carpentry

  • Any other tasks asked by Assistant or Manager

Travel: Minimal

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 year college degree or 2 years direct experience.

  • Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic

  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to learn or already have technology knowledge, computer skills

  • Able to work every other weekend

  • Able to bend, push, grasp, and pull up to 80 lbs

  • Constant walking – 95% of day

  • Reliable method of transportation

  • Ability to work scheduled hours as business needs arise

  • Able to work early 1st shift hours

  • Excellent attendance is expected to help meet business goals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Bio-Security and swine production