Summary: Assists otherHerd Technicians in routine animal care and general farm tasks to ensure thewelfare/well-being of the animals. Tasksinclude farm sanitation, animal removal, and animal movement. Employee may operate mowers, tractors,trucks, bus, and other farm equipment as directed. May be in training for advanced Herd Techniciandesignation. The Herdsperson positionwill also provide for the care of all animals at the designated work site,particularly their health, growth, and breeding.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Follow the safetyrequirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS).
Learn,understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Bio-security.
Abide by allcompany policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership.
Flexibility witha willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership.
Work as a teamplayer by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals.
Assist in movinganimals and maintaining efficient animal flows.
Sanitize and washmultiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment.
Feed, water,vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasks including basic veterinaryprocedures.
Process piglets,which includes: Injecting medications,castrating, docking tails, and ear notching.
Maintain accurateproduction information and update all department records as required.
Treat sickanimals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application,and/or other methods as required.
Follow theStandard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate TrainingGuides as required.
Assist withfacility and equipment maintenance.
Assist withmaintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.
Follow theCompany’s animal welfare policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meetsthe animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed,providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification andappropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following theguidelines for euthanasia.
Responsible forbeing in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures.
Report all environmentalissues immediately to their supervisor.
Read andunderstand the company’s emergency notification process and how it applies totheir specific worksite.