Animal Caretaker - New Location La Monte / Houstonia MO

Operations Management Support (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Houstonia, Missouri


Position at JBS USA

JBS Farm - Live Pork 

La Monte / Houstonia Area

Help us care for our LIVE ANIMALS!  Hiring and Training Begins Now!  Call today for more information!  (870) 584-5050

Purpose & Scope:
  This position is responsible for assisting the farm meet production goals while promoting safety and well-being of self and other team members. Adheres at all times to Animal Welfare and Bio-Security protocols, guidelines, and procedures at all times.

 Essential Responsibilities:

  • Basic sow/gilt handling: feeding/watering/moving
  • Operating machinery and equipment
  • Assisting with farrowing (birth)
  • Assist with breeding (artificial insemination)
  • Handling and using chemicals
  • Vaccinating and medicating sows and piglets
  • Cleaning, afterbirth, dead pigs, scraping
  • Ability to use computer equipment: hand held devices and electronic wands

 Duties but not limit to:

  • Work with Data Tech on getting info to them, Daily info, Corrections
  • Treatment cards
  • Recording on information on cards
  • Ear tagging
  • Safety meetings
  • Animal welfare adherence
  • Power washing
  • Scraping feeders
  • Check feed system and fill lines
  • Maintenance reported to management
  • Stun gun use and maintenance
  • Housekeeping duties
  • Any other tasks asked by Assistant or Manager

 Travel: Occasionally, within a 30-mile radius

Required Qualifications:

•    Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic

  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to learn or already have technology knowledge: hand held devices/wand sows, and other equipment as necessary
  • Able to work every other weekend
  • Able to bend, push, grasp, and pull up to 60 lbs.
  • Constant walking – 95% of day
  • Reliable method of transportation required
  • Able to work early 1stshift hours, 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Bio-Security and swine production