Herd Technicians in routine animal care and general farm tasks to ensure the
welfare/well-being of the animals.Tasks
include farm sanitation, animal removal, and animal movement.Employee may operate mowers, tractors,
trucks, bus, and other farm equipment as directed.May be in training for advanced Herd Technician
designation.The Herdsperson position
will also provide for the care of all animals at the designated work site,
particularly their health, growth, and breeding.
Follow the safety
requirements of the Injury Prevention System (IPS).
understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to
Abide by all
company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership.
a willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership.
Work as a team
player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals.
Assist in moving
animals and maintaining efficient animal flows.
Sanitize and wash
multiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment.
vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasks including basic
which includes:Injecting medications,
castrating, docking tails, and ear notching.
production information and update all department records as required.
animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application,
and/or other methods as required.
Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate Training
Guides as required.
facility and equipment maintenance.
maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.
Company’s animal welfare policies and procedures including:providing a physical environment that meets
the animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed,
providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and
appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the
guidelines for euthanasia.
being in compliance with all environmental laws and procedures.
environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.
understand the company’s emergency notification process and how it applies to
their specific worksite.
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