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Swine Technician

What if you got to go to work every day to produce a quality nutritious product that feeds not only your friends and family, but millions of people around the world? Are you looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself?  Does working in an extended family-like atmosphere sound appealing to you? If that sounds like an opportunity that you don’t want to pass you by, we want to talk to you!

Company Background:

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

Job Details:

This key, entry-level 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.

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:

  • Candidates must not currently own or have routine contact with swine.
  • Prior agricultural experience preferred, but not required
  • 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
  • Quarterly Production Bonus
  • Paid vacation, personal days, and holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (at no cost for team member coverage under our base plan)
  • 401K with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Recruitment bonus

We look forward to talking to you more in depth about the opportunities at HORD!

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