Pig Production Technician

Sows · Mountain Lake, Minnesota
Department Sows
Employment Type Full-time

Pig Production Technician

 

Cottonwood Farms of Mountain Lake, MN is looking to hire a full-time Pig Production Tech. Are you ready to take your career in agriculture to the next level? Would you like to work at a successful family sow farm where you are more than a number? Are you a career-minded individual who is passionate about the proper management of livestock and pork production? If so, please read on!

This position offers a competitive wage, depending on experience. We also offer a great benefits package including production bonuses, 100%-paid health insurance for employees, and paid time off (PTO). If this sounds like the opportunity in farming that you’ve been looking for, apply today!

 

ABOUT COTTONWOOD FARMS

We are a family-owned sow farm located near the beautiful farming community of Mountain Lake, MN. We are surrounded by bigger pork producers, but our family-oriented culture sets us apart. Every employee has a voice and can have their opinions heard. Everybody knows everyone else's name. We care about our employees and we pride ourselves on quality over quantity. Our ownership actually gets to know each employee on a personal level and understands that our employees are our greatest asset. That’s why we offer great pay, production bonuses, and excellent benefits.

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A PIG PRODUCTION TECH

As the Pig Production Tech at our sow farm, you play a very important part in our success as a quality pork producer. You are responsible for the cleanliness and safety of our sow farm and are well versed on all biosecurity rules and practices associated with livestock farming.

You love that you get to work in an agricultural environment where you have continuous hands-on interaction with livestock. You are a can-do, get-it-done person who enjoys going about your regular structured routines to make sure that everything is done right. You ensure that cleaning, power-washing, and disinfection processes are carried out properly and regularly.

You are also goal-oriented and lead your department in meeting production and financial targets. You enjoy agriculture and its relationship to quality pork production.

Ensuring the health and well-being of all our livestock in terms of nutrition, medication, and environment is really important to you! You monitor and coordinate the breeding schedule and take responsibility for the quality of all the sows and gilts sent to farrowing.

In addition to your interest in pork production, you are mechanically-inclined which comes in handy as you diagnose the malfunctions of farming equipment and perform necessary mechanical repairs and maintenance as needed. Your people skills also come in handy as you motivate your team to perform their daily tasks well, providing them with helpful training and feedback. Thankfully, you don’t have to sit at a desk all day to ensure quality pork production but you are careful about keeping necessary forms and reports up-to-date and accurate.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PIG PRODUCTION TECH

  • Hands-on experience in a livestock department
  • Mechanically-inclined and familiarity with livestock farming equipment
  • Ability and willingness to attain TQA and PQA+ certification first 60 days
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs without assistance
  • Ability to be on your feet all day in a variety of weather conditions

Do you have good communication skills, both written and verbal? Are you a problem solver who enjoys troubleshooting?

 

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR PORK PRODUCTION TEAM?

If you feel that you would be right for this sow farming job, please fill out our application now. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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  • Location
    Mountain Lake, Minnesota
  • Department
    Sows
  • Employment Type
    Full-time