Livestock Handler/Pen Mover (5726 )

Supply Chain Management Windom, Minnesota


Description

Position at Prime Pork

Prime Pork is seeking qualified individuals to serve as livestock handlers/pen movers. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Tattooing animals off truck.
  • Monitor loads for excited, slow, down or non-ambulatory animals
  • Moving livestock from unloading area, to scale, to pen and then to the stunning area.
  • Follow Prime Pork’s animal well-being and handling polices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Good working knowledge of livestock quality; 1+ years’ experience of animal handling
  • Good counting/math skills.
  • Good verbal communication.
  • Experience with tattooing hogs and using of animal driving aids.
  • Ability to stand or walk for entire shift.
  • Ability to withstand higher levels of noise, dust and odors associated with livestock on a daily basis.
  • Ability to assist in gently rolling 200-300 lb. non-ambulatory animals.
  • Ability to bend or move in order to motivate hogs to move with voice and driving aids
  • Ability to work in areas of extreme heat, and cold conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on a daily basis and be able to stand for up to 12 hours
  • Ability to read and write as required
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug test
  • Ability to maintain high expectations for self and to demonstrate a dedication to achievement of results
  • Demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing work environment
  • Detail oriented and reliable
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to sit, stand, squat, walk, grasp, lift, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear

Preferred Qualifications:

  • TQA Certification
  • Ability to differentiate between light and heavy hogs (weight estimation)
  • Experience operating a captive bolt gun
  • Experience operating a skid loader
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people
Benefits:
At Prime Pork, LLC, we offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.

About our Company:
The Prime Pork, LLC plant is located in Windom, MN.  Prime Pork is a specialty pork plant focusing on taste and quality with a premium product.  Doing things differently, Prime Pork is bringing to market a state-of-the-art pork processing facility focusing on genetics, animal health care and quality feed as a response to the public’s changing preferences in farm-to-table, local food.  Prime Pork is part of the broader Taylor family of companies.  If you want to join this fun, new start up, please apply online at www.taylorcorp.com/careers or contact Linda at linda.sandberg@primepork.com or 507-303-7515.