Nursery/Finishing Technician

full time at Springer Family Foods in USA
The nursery/finishing technician will be one of 5 team members caring for nursery and finishing pigs in the Valley System. Work will be divided up between units with 1 team member serving as leader, 1 as early care nursery specialist, and 3 caring for pigs in late nursery (weeks 4-7) and finishing at their assigned site (Elevator, Hughes/Ridge/Sloan, or Main Farm). All team members will work together to complete cleaning, sanitation, and building turnover tasks.

Job Responsibilities:
• Responsible for chores (except for nursery weeks 0-3)
• Pig treatments
• Environmental management of rooms
• Management of dead animal compost building
• Filling nursery rooms
• Transferring pigs between nursery and finishing
• Sorting and loading of market hogs
• Cleaning and sanitation of buildings
• Perform basic facility maintenance tasks
• 50-60 hrs/week work schedule with weekend rotation
• Follow site specific Danish Entry biosecurity protocol

Job Requirements:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Team player
• Strong work ethic
• Ability to identify sick or disadvantaged pigs
• Basic facility maintenance skills

Farm Description:
Springer Family Foods is a family owned three-generation swine production operation in Southeastern Kansas near Independence. The 2,700 sow farrow to finish swine operation is housed on eight separate sites in Montgomery County. The owners of the swine operation also maintain two crops enterprises, with a total of 7,200 acres of cropland producing corn, soybeans, and wheat. 90% of the operations feed grain needs are supplied by the family’s crop operations.
In the swine operation, all animals are housed in confinement buildings. The farm currently has the capacity for 2,700 gestating females, 472 lactating females, 9,960 nursery pigs, and 19,800 finishing pigs. Annual sales are targeted at 60,000 head of market hogs. SFF processes feed at 3 different on-site feed mills.
Herd Health is a top priority at SFF’s swine facilities. In April of 2008, the farm began a complete repopulation process to maintain and strengthen the herd’s health status. The herd is closed to all outside animals. Employees are asked to follow specific biosecurity procedures adapted to each site and phase of production.
The operation currently includes 18 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees. Of our full-time employees, 2 focus on facility maintenance, while the rest focus on swine production and feed processing. Over half of our employees have been with us for more than 5 years with three employees having over 10 years of service and another having over 40 years of service in our family’s operations.

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Published at 14-04-2009
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