Smithfield Foods Herdsperson in Yuma, Colorado
HerdspersonRequisition #2021-16916Job LocationsUS-CO-YUMACategoryHog ProductionTypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusHourlyShiftAll ShiftsJob LocationsUS-CO-YUMAYour OpportunityThe Herdsperson assists other Herd Technicians in routine animal care andgeneral farm tasks to ensure the welfare/well-being of the animals. Tasksinclude farm sanitation, animal removal, and animal movement. Employee mayoperate mowers, tractors, trucks, bus, and other farm equipment asdirected. May be in training for advanced Herd Technician designation. TheHerdsperson position will also provide for the care of all animals at thedesignated work site, particularly their health, growth, and breeding.Core ResponsibilitiesFeeds, waters, vaccinates, and performs general animal husbandry tasksincluding basic veterinary procedures.Maintains flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to thedirection of farm leadership.Assists in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows.Sanitizes and washes multiple areas on the farm using high pressure equipment.Processes piglets, which includes: Injecting medications, castrating,docking tails, and ear notching.Maintains accurate production information and update all department records asrequired.Treats sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oralapplication, and/or other methods as required.Follows the Standard Operation Procedures, Production Manuals, orAppropriate Training Guides as required.Assists with facility and equipment maintenance.Assists with maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.Follows the Company's animal welfare policies and procedures including:providing a physical environment that meets the animal's needs, providingaccess to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatmentof the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment ofanimals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia.Responsible for complying with all environmental, safety and biosecuritylaws and procedures.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level ofwork being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended tobe an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills requiredof personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform eachessential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform theessential functions.High School diploma or GED preferred.Previous livestock handing helpful.Ability to do hard physical labor.Strong commitment to teamwork.Willingness to shower daily in and out of facility.Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations.Must be able to work an average 48-hour work week, which can vary frequently.Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed.Must be on call for emergency situations to include but not limit to, poweroutages or personnel shortages.Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while buildingstrong working relationships and a positive work environment.Work Environment and Physical DemandsThe work environment characteristics and physical demands described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enableindividuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjustfocus.Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.