Swine Caregiver (Nursery)

Job Location: Walkerville, MI; Hesperia, MI

Primary role: Take care of newly-weaned piglets

  • Work in Nursery barn taking care of newly-weaned piglets until they are ready to move to a Finisher barn (piglets enter Nursery barn at about 12 lbs, leave when 40-50 lbs)
  • Adhere to biosecurity procedures to protect herd health (prohibits contact with other pigs; requires showering in/out of barns)
  • Oversee one or multiple Nursery barns
  • Ensure animal well-being and safety
  • Check feed and water
  • Evaluate pig health
  • Administer and monitor vaccines and medications
  • Pressure-wash barn
  • Complete paperwork for data collection and record-keeping
  • This is a hands-on, physical labor job that requires being on feet, bending and lifting

  • Valid driver's license
  • Dependable vehicle (must be able to have in possession throughout entire day, vehicle is needed to drive to and from different barns)
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic math skills for record keeping
  • Work well with others, and individually
  • Be on time, dependable, honest, and have a good work ethic

  • 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 7:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday. Shorter hours every other weekend.
40-45 hours per week.
Prior agriculture or livestock experience is not required but is a plus.
All levels of experience may apply. No experience necessary. Entry level position, training is provided. Experienced individuals may also apply.
Reports to Wean-to-Finish Manager

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