Farm Service Person
- Depends on experience
- Part Time / Full Time
- Employer Very Likely to Respond
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
- Directs and coordinates sow farm activities, such as breeding, caring for the animals, farm upkeep and maintenance and transfer of swine to nurseries.
- Plans and implements policies and procedures to attain profitability and ensure compliance with government regulations.
- Inspects facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with sanitation standards and to determine maintenance and repair requirements.
- Reviews production and storage records to determine productivity.
- Examines swine for illness or disease and advises designated personnel of action to be taken or secures veterinarian services.
- Prepares farm activity reports such as, livestock production and reports required by government regulations.
B. Other Position Characteristics
- Physical Effects:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift items ranging in both size and weight, and to stand for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, reach or extend arms, and walk regularly throughout the day. The employee is required to push or pull up to 500 lbs. with assistance, and must frequently lift up to 50 lbs. Employee is also required to use fingers to grasp and feel textures, temperatures, size and shape of objects.
- Work Environmental and Conditions:
The employee will be visiting the nurseries/sow farms/finisher farms several times a week, requiring a moderate to heavy amount of traveling. Medium to high levels of livestock noise; and protective equipment includes safety glasses, cutting boards, hearing protection and protective masks. An average amount of paperwork and record keeping is expected.
- Safety for Others
The employee must comply with OSHA, and GMC rules and regulations to maintain a safe work environment. The employee should also ensure that others comply with these rules and regulations. The operations follow strict protocols to maintain healthy animals. Managers and associates must constantly be watchful that no disease is introduced into the farm. This is done through various biosecurity measures including showering in and out of farms, changing into sterilized clothing, disinfecting vehicles and floor mats and disinfecting any tools/objects brought to the farm.