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Sow Farm Animal Caretaker

Wakefield Pork
Job Description
Wakefield Pork, Inc is hiring for a Sow Farm Animal Caretaker!

Since 1991, Wakefield Pork has been an industry leader in pork production, operating from south central Minnesota to northern Iowa. As a forward-thinking leader in the pork industry, the Wakefield Pork family strives to deliver a quality pork product that nourishes families across the world.

We are looking for all kinds of employees with different types of experiences. We believe work ethic and strong values are as important as industry expertise.

A Sow Farm Animal Caretaker is responsible for assisting with all daily aspects of swine breeding, including maintaining breeding and farrowing targets, daily artificial insemination (AI) breeding, semen inventory and delivery, piglet and sow care, feeding, farrowing, nutrition, record keeping, and more.

Locations: We have openings in the Fort Ripley & Little Falls area

Basic Qualifications:
  • Be capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to do basic math – addition, subtraction, and multiplication
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Regular, consistent attendance in accordance to schedule agreed upon with manager
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have:
  • Ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm
  • The ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 3-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds
  • Good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp
  • Frequently required, for extended periods of time, to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and communicate
Organizational Relationships: Interacts closely with Sow Barn Manager, Department Leads, and other Technicians

  • Typically, every 2nd or 3rd weekend rotational schedule
  • Weekday hours as available
  • All hours are first-shift
Pay and Benefits:
  • Pay is determined according to applicant’s skill and background of the industry
  • Wages are set commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience and in accordance with Wakefield Pork’s wage and benefit policies
Position requires a high level of respect for team members and animals. Must demonstrate communication and time-management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast paced, changing environment.

To apply: Go to our website and fill out the online application here.
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