Animal Care Worker - Gilt Development - Heron Lake, MN

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Employer is looking for Animal Care Worker - Gilt Development - Heron Lake, MN in Windom, MN. This local job opportunity with ID 686449 is live since 10/12/2017.

Position Overview:

This position is an entry-level production position that has responsibility for swine care within our gilt development units.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Receive, sort, and ship pigs as scheduled.
  • Identification and treatment of sick or injured pigs.
  • Execute heat induction process.
  • Document required information on door cards.
  • Submit weekly and monthly information as requested.
  • Powerwash as needed.
  • Tag and vaccinate gilts.
  • Ensure timely euthanasia.
  • Adjust feeders as needed.
  • Maintain and adjust ventilation settings as needed.
  • Assist in completing of vet order and feed order as needed.
  • Maintain safety standards at all times.
  • Perform in site sanitation, including powerwashing.
  • Laundry/office care.
  • Assist Production Health Techs with bleeding and diagnostics.
  • Perform preventative barn maintenance according to maintenance schedule.
  • Observe and maintain bio-security protocols.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Position requires individual must be self-motivated and has the willingness to learn the required skills to assist in the production of a quality pig.

Personnel Requirements:

  • Individual must be trustworthy, dependable, reliable and a team player. 

Judgement Required:

  • Utilizes independent judgment in development and execution of day-to-day responsibilities.
  • The position has the opportunity for development, with continuous training that allows you to advance into more technical roles.
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