Swine Caregiver (Sow Units)

Job Location: Walkerville, MI (15mins west of Bitely, 20mins north of Hesperia, 25mins east of Hart)

Ideal opportunity for someone who wants to work closely with pigs.

Primary role: Take care of sows and piglets

Responsibilities:

  • Work in sow barn taking care of sows and piglets
  • Complete a variety of tasks within farrow and wean, and/or breeding department
  • Farrow/Wean area: feeding sows, help with birthing, process piglets, give vaccinations, care for sows and newborn piglets, basic record keeping, general cleaning, wean piglets from mother
  • Breed area: move sows from one part of barn to another, heat check, artificial insemination of sows, monitoring sow pregnancy status, general care of sows, basic record keeping, general cleaning
  • Ensure animal well-being and safety
  • Daily monitoring and evaluation of pig health, check feed and water
  • Follow biosecurity rules and regulations to protect herd health (prohibits contact with other pigs; requires showering in/out of barn)
  • Use a power washer to maintain a clean and sanitary environment
  • Complete paperwork for data collection and record keeping
  • Hands on, physical labor job


Benefits:

  • Health, dental, life and vision insurance
  • Matching retirement plan
  • 6-month bonus
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid vacation time
  • Overtime paid over 40 hours
  • Double pay on holidays


Full-time, approx 8:00am-4:00pm in winter, 7:00am-3:00pm in summer.
6 days per week, shorter hours on Saturday and Sunday, every other weekend off.
Prior agriculture or livestock experience is not required but is a plus.
All levels of experience may apply. Experienced individuals or Entry level. Training is provided.
Reports to Sow Unit Manager.

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