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: \u2022 Follow the safety requirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS). \u2022 Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Bio-security. \u2022 Abide by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership. \u2022 Flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership. \u2022 Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals. \u2022 Assist in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows. \u2022 Sanitize and wash multiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment. \u2022 Feed, water, vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasks including basic veterinary procedures. \u2022 Process piglets, which includes: Injecting medications, castrating, docking tails, and ear notching. \u2022 Maintain accurate production information and update all department records as required. \u2022 Treat sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application, and/or other methods as required. \u2022 Follow the Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate Training Guides as required. \u2022 Assist with facility and equipment maintenance. \u2022 Assist with maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties. \u2022 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. \u2022 Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures. \u2022 Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor. \u2022 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.