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JBS USA Boar Stud Farm Technician in Umpire, Arkansas

The Boar Stud Technician position is Part Time and based out of our Umpire, AR Boar Stud. This position is responsible for assisting the farm in meeting production goals while promoting safety and wellbeing of animals, self, and other team members This position will focus on semen production, genetics, animal welfare, and animal handling under direct supervision.

This position is required to adhere at all times to Animal Welfare and Bio-Security protocols, guidelines, and procedures.

Starting Pay = $18.70

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with boar semen collection process

  • Handling and administering medication and vaccine protocols

  • Perform all required duties in a timely manner as outlined in the S.O.P (Standard Operating Procedure) and/or supervisor instruction

  • Maintaining accurate record keeping of productivity, animal identification – including ear tags, and veterinary products

  • Must take active role in safety program including following safety procedures, enforcement of policy and continued training.

  • Must take active role in bio-security program including enforcement of policy and continued training.

  • Must recognize and report any broken or faulty equipment to their supervisor.

  • Meet company expectations for attendance at work and punctuality.

  • Follow all rules and procedures from both the employee handbook and direct rules and procedures from supervisor.

  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training and be willing to participate and take an active role in system improvement teams.

  • Maintain a good working relationship with all co-workers.

  • Must be receptive to constructive criticism by co-workers and supervisors.

  • Understand and demonstrate farm Bio-Security Requirements

  • Achieve PQA+ (Pork Quality Assurance Training).

  • Understand and demonstrate correct handling techniques at all times for animals of all ages.

  • Understand and demonstrate safe and efficient power washing techniques (under indirect supervision).

  • Understand and demonstrate the need for correct methods of medication handling and storage.

  • Understand and demonstrate correct methods of euthanasia and dead animal disposal (incinerator, composting and other forms).

  • Understand and demonstrate correct methods of treating and vaccinating animals of all ages.

  • Understand and demonstrate all aspects of processing of piglets including castration.

  • Understand and demonstrate general housekeeping and sanitation skills (example; laundry, showers, medication rooms).

  • Understand and demonstrate under direct supervision artificial insemination protocols and procedures.

  • Understand and demonstrate under direct supervision semen handling,

  • Ensure that all animal welfare procedures are followed.

  • All other duties as may be assigned.

Success Factors:

  • Willingness to listen and learn.

  • Ability to be a team player.

  • Able to work in a physically demanding environment.

  • Able to work weekends and holidays as required.

  • Display honesty, trustworthiness and dependability at all times.

  • Show pride in work well done.

  • Be respectfully of others.

  • Maintain strong work ethic.

  • Show initiative to seek other work upon completion of a task.

Job Qualifications:

  • Be able to lift in excess of 50lbs moving up to 100 yards daily, be able to lift 15 lbs. repeatedly on a daily basis from side to side for at least 1 hour. Push and/or pull a minimum of 500 lbs. in a cart with wheels when required. Squat to floor, grip small objects with ease and twist at least 45 degrees.

  • Be capable of repeated actions.

  • Be responsive to visible signs of animal discomfort.

  • Be responsive to verbal alarms and sounds of animals.

  • Be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with other employees and company contacts.

  • Be able to move, load and unload animals 600 plus pounds.

  • Be able to walk and stand for long periods of time on different surfaces including concrete.

  • Be able to climb in and out of crates and over obstacles.

  • Be able climb different types of ladders including feed bin ladders.

  • Be able to maintain balance on all surfaces.

  • Be able to retain and perform written and spoken instructions.

  • Must not own or live near any swine. Must not live with anyone who has contact with swine.

Physical Requirements:

  • During summer months outside temperatures can be over 100 degrees for entire scheduled workday.

  • During winter months outside temperatures can be below zero for entire scheduled workday.

  • During and after heavy rains or snowfalls the road in and around the farms can become extremely muddy, snow covered, icy and difficult to maneuver on.

  • During different job duties the noise inside or outside barns can become very loud.

  • Will be exposed daily to odors, dusts and gases that may be uncomfortable or hazardous if proper procedures are not followed.

  • Will be exposed to electrical boxes and electrical machinery that are not to be entered or repaired by those who are not certified in basic electrical training and/or lock out tag out by the Safety Coordinator.

  • Will be exposed daily to procedures that cause contact with hazardous materials.

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits :

  • 401(k): Upon working for 1250 hours and one year, you will be eligible to defer into the JBS 401(k) Plan. The company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting