Smithfield Foods Herdsperson 1 (Hourly) in Yuma, Colorado
Primary Location: CO-Yuma Organization: HPD-Colorado Job: Live Animal Production/HogHerdsperson 1 (Hourly) - (20001406)DescriptionAssists other Herd Technicians in routine animal care and general farm tasksto ensure the welfare/well-being of the animals. Tasks include farmsanitation, animal removal, and animal movement. Employee may operatemowers, tractors, trucks, bus, and other farm equipment as directed.May be in training for advanced Herd Technician designation. The Herdspersonposition will also provide for the care of all animals at the designated worksite, particularly their health, growth, and breeding.QualificationsJob Requirements Include:*High School diploma or GED preferred.*Previous livestock handing helpful.*Ability to do hard physical labor.*Strong Commitment to team work.*Willingness to shower daily in and out of facility.*Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations.*Must be able to work an average 48 hour work week, which can vary frequently.*Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed.*Must be on call for emergency situations to include but not limit to, poweroutages or personnel shortages.Essential Job Responsibilities:*Follow the safety requirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS).*Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relateto Bio-security.*Abide by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed byfarm leadership.*Flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to the direction offarm leadership.*Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements andfarm goals.*Assist in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows.*Sanitize and wash multiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment.*Feed, water, vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasksincluding basic veterinary procedures.*Process piglets, which includes: Injecting medications, castrating,docking tails, and ear notching.*Maintain accurate production information and update all department records asrequired.*Treat sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oralapplication, and/or other methods as required.*Follow the Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, orAppropriate Training Guides as required.*Assist with facility and equipment maintenance.*Assist with maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.*Follow the Company's animal welfare policies and procedures including:providing a physical environment that meets the animal's needs, providingaccess to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatmentof the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment ofanimals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia.*Responsible for being in compliance with all environmental laws andprocedures.*Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.*Read and understand the company's emergency notification process and how itapplies to their specific worksite.Job Posting: Oct 6, 2020 Posting End Date: Nov 1, 2020Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regardto race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genderidentity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as anindividual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-jobrelated characteristic as directed by law.