The Herdsperson assists other 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.
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
High School diploma or GED preferred.
Previous livestock handing helpful.
Ability to do hard physical labor.
Strong commitment to teamwork.
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, power outages or personnel shortages.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
A great job—and a great future—awaits you at Smithfield Foods. As the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, we’re a $15-billion global food company with more than 52,000 employees. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us.
We’re passionate about delivering on our promise to produce “Good Food. Responsibly.®”, and military veterans throughout the company support our mission. These veterans understand the value of purposeful work and play a daily role in advancing Smithfield Foods.
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