Christensen Farms Nursery Animal Care Worker - Riceville, IA in Riceville, Iowa

Nursery Animal Care Worker - Riceville, IA

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  • Nursery Production- PC

  • Riceville, IA, USA

  • $14

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

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

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Description:

Performs functions that are directly and indirectly related to the care of the nursery pig. Performs basic site requirements such as housekeeping, feed ordering, sanitation and load in/out are components required of the Nursery Herdsperson. Will also be a resource to the Early Pig Care Specialist when required as pig care is the primary responsibility for the nursery staff.

Duties:

  • Help receive, sort, and size pigs.

  • Guide trailers to chutes and help unload pigs off trailers when needed.

  • Assist in loading of feeder pigs.

  • Assist in moving excess feed from room to room, or room to hallway.

  • Assist with maintenance to include: cleaning of shop, office, site and laundry

  • Feed young pigs on comfort boards.

  • Mix liquid nutrition and fill bowls for small, thin pigs in center bowls.

  • Tattoo and vaccinate feeder pigs.

  • Tear down and set up rooms including emptying feeders, putting mats down, setting feeders backup, hanging heat lamps, and pulling mats out of pens as needed.

Qualifications:

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Position requires individual must be self-motivated and has the willingness to learn the required skills to assist in the production of a quality feeder pig.

Personnel Requirements:

Individual must be trustworthy, dependable, reliable and a team player. Must have ability to fulfill requirements as directed by Pod Lead or Service Manager.

Judgement Required:

Utilizes independent judgment in development and execution of day-to-day responsibilities.