Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Summary: Assists other Herd Technicians in routine animal care and general farm tasks to ensure the welfare/well-being of the animals. Tasks include 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 Technician designation. The Herdsperson position will also provide for the care of all animals at the designated work site, particularly their health, growth, and breeding.Essential Job Responsibilities:\u00b7 Follow the safety requirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS).\u00b7 Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Bio-security.\u00b7 Abide by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership.\u00b7 Flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership.\u00b7 Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals.\u00b7 Assist in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows.\u00b7 Sanitize and wash multiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment.\u00b7 Feed, water, vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasks including basic veterinary procedures.\u00b7 Process piglets, which includes: Injecting medications, castrating, docking tails, and ear notching.\u00b7 Maintain accurate production information and update all department records as required.\u00b7 Treat sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application, and/or other methods as required.\u00b7 Follow the Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate Training Guides as required.\u00b7 Assist with facility and equipment maintenance.\u00b7 Assist with maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.\u00b7 Follow the Company\u2019s animal welfare policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meets the animal\u2019s needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia.\u00b7 Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures.\u00b7 Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.\u00b7 Read and understand the company\u2019s emergency notification process and how it applies to their specific worksite.
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Website : http://www.smithfieldfoods.com
From our small town beginning in Smithfield, Virginia, Smithfield Foods has grown into a global food company with a presence in 12 countries. Regardless of the size and scope of our business, we always conduct ourselves with respect for our animals, communities, customers, employees and the environment. Our philosophy has served us well and we are committed to providing Good food. Responsibly.® so you can confidently share great meals and memories with family and friends.