Christensen Farms Animal Care Worker - Rockham, SD in Rockham, South Dakota

Animal Care Worker - Rockham, SD

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  • Commercial Sow (MN/NIA/SD)- PC

  • Rockham, SD, USA

  • 14.00

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

Great Benefit Package Including Health, Dental, 401K, Paid Time Off and More!

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Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily's Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Description:

This key position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all animals at the designated work site. Each Herdsperson is a vital member of a team dedicated to competitive swine production in our Sow System environment.

This entry level opportunity provides hands-on experience in many of the following areas: load in/out, vaccination, breeding and gestation, farrowing, and record keeping.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability, a solid work history, and the ability to read, write, and understand English. This position offers excellent training and the opportunity for advancement for high achieving employees.

Duties:

  • Herd Production in various aspects.

  • Complete and comprehend all training as directed by farm leadership.

  • Do each task in a complete manner as trained by farm leadership.

  • Abide by all company policies, rules and safety regulations as directed on each site.

  • Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals.

  • Maintain and update all department records as required.

  • Maintain all bio-security standards.

  • Uphold all safety regulations.

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma desired. Some college within an agriculture-based major is preferred.

Experience: Previous livestock handling helpful, but not required.

Other: Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Display a high level of respect to team members and animals. Demonstrate an impeccable reliability/dependability standard.