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Swine Technician

Company Background:

Hord Livestock Co., Inc. and sister company Hord Family Farms, LLC. is a family owned swine, beef, and grain operation located in North-Central Ohio (with a satellite farm in Mercersburg, PA) that is dedicated to "Feeding Families through Sustainable Food Production."  At our core, we pride ourselves in our reputation for honesty and integrity, developing and empowering our team of over 170 individuals, promoting a strong work ethic, striving for continuous improvement, and doing our part to ensure that families around the globe have quality pork and beef products that have been produced in an environmentally sound and responsible way.

The HORD team is nationally known for our world class swine production and are currently looking for individuals to add to our team.  This position offers full training, opportunities for promotion and encompasses all aspects of animal husbandry.  No prior swine experience is needed and you will work in a climate controlled environment.  

Job Details: This key position is responsible for the daily care, health, and maintenance of all sows and piglets to assure optimum productivity.  This person will assist where needed working with animals and light facility repair and maintenance.

This is an entry-level opportunity that provides hands-on experience in areas such as:

  • Vaccination
  • Breeding and gestation
  • Farrowing
  • Record keeping

The ideal candidate will have the desire to work with pigs, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability as evidenced with a solid work history, and a proven record of drive for excellence.

Duties:

  • Adhere to bio-security, animal well-being and safety policies
  • Care and management of animals and facilities
  • Perform various tasks associated with herd production such as:
    • Vaccination of sows
    • Power washing
    • Weaning
    • Heat detection
    • Artificial insemination
    • Pregnancy checks
    • Vaccination and castration of piglets
  • Familiarize oneself with department/unit/company objectives and measure progress through record-keeping protocols

Qualifications:

Education: Basic math and reading; knowledge of swine husbandry and basic maintenance preferred
Experience: 0-1 years of previous livestock handling; candidates must not currently own or have daily contact pigs.
Other

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Display a high level of respect to team members and animals
  • Willingness to learn and carry out complex instructions effectively
  • Impeccable record of reliability/dependability 
  • Desire and ability to work in a physically strenuous environment

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Production Bonus
  • Paid time off
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Optical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Medical savings plan
  • Recruitment bonus
  • Paid holidays

We look forward to talking to you more in depth about the opportunities at HORD.  Fill out an online application on our website today.

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