Hourly Production Dalhart, Texas


Position at JBS USA

Essential Functions:
  • Learn and develop individual skills based on work requirements in the employees designated work area.
  • Work in a cohesive team environment to provide essential care to the animals.
  • Expect 100% supervision for the first 30 days of employment followed. Determination of Animal Care Technician 2 to be made at 90 days of employment.
  • 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.
  • Loading and unloading pigs as scheduled.
  • Maintaining farm cleanliness.
  • Adhere to all biosecurity standards including showering in and out of facilities.
Success Factors:
  • At 90 days of employment, if supervision level is 30% or less, a move to Animal Care Technician 2 will be warranted. If 100% supervision is mandated, continue at Animal Care Technician 1 with further 30 day reviews. THIS IS A SKILLS BASED ASSESSMENT BASED ON A TIMEFRAME OF DISCUSSION!!
  • Able to act in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making. 
  • Able to react to a work environment that will change day to day as unexpected things occur in the production system.
  • Reliable transportation to get to and from work, located in a rural area.
Job Qualifications:
  • Previous animal care experience preferred but not required.
  • Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic.
  • Ability to learn or already have technology knowledge: hand held devices/wand sows, and other equipment as necessary
  • Work weekend and holiday hours as required on a rotational basis.
Working Conditions:
  • Standing, walking and the ability to be on feet 8 to 10 hours per day.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling.
  • Frequent use of one or both arms to grasp or pull.
  • Frequent lifting of objects weighing 3 – 20 pounds.
  • Occasional bending wile pulling or lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds or requiring up to 50 pounds of force to move.
  • Occasional bending wile pulling or lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds or requiring up to 100 pounds of force to move.
  • Ability to print and or write legibly
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with all office equipment is required.
  • Ability to work in animal confinement conditions
  • Extended hours are required as needed.