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Swine Technician needed in Canada by Huntingfield Farms Ltd.

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Swine Technician needed in Canada by Huntingfield Farms Ltd.

Swine technicians may be involved in all aspects of hog production. They may specialize in a particular area such as breeding, farrowing, nursery, or finishing.

Job details

  •  Location: 515 Maitland Ave South Listowel, ONN4W 2M7
  •  Salary: $17.00HOUR hourly for 40 to 60 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Early Morning, Morning
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  vacancies: 4 vacancies

Duties vary from one position to another. In general, swine technicians monitor the health and well-being of pigs. To do this, they:

  • Recognize and treat health problems in pigs
  • Ensure that water is available and pigs are fed the correct amount and type of feed
  • Monitor barn environments, including temperature and air movement
  • Ensure humane handling, such as moving animals to other barn locations in a low-stress manner
  • Carry out breeding and artificial insemination
  • Help with births
  • Euthanize animals when necessary
  • Dock tails and clip teeth
  • Wean, weigh, and sort pigs
  • Administer vaccinations and other preventive treatments
  • Load hogs for transport
  • Use high-pressure washer systems to clean barns
  • Maintain equipment and buildings
  • Keep paper and electronic records of data such as births, weight gains, health treatments, and breeding dates
  • Perform general farm duties
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Swine technicians may supervise farm labourers.

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

No experience

Specific Skills
Feed and tend animals; Clean stables, barns, barnyards and pens; Monitoring animal health
Area of Specialization
Swine
Type of Farm Operations
Hog and pig farming; Hog management
Work Site Environment
Odours
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Physically demanding; Attention to detail; Combination of sitting, standing, walking
Work Location Information
Rural area
Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills
Processing pig litters
Personal Suitability
Team player; Organized

How to apply

By email

[email protected]

Advertised until

2021-09-19

Intended job posting audience

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

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