Smithfield Foods Herdsperson Farm 57101 Bladenboro NC


Job: Herdsperson Farm 57101
Work location: US-NC-BLADENBORO Your opportunity:
Herders assist other herd technicians in daily animal care and general farm tasks to ensure the welfare/well-being of animals. Tasks include farm hygiene, animal removal, and animal movement. Employees can follow the instructions to operate lawn mowers, tractors, trucks, buses, and other farm equipment. May be receiving training for the title of Senior Herd Technician. The herder position will also be responsible for taking care of all animals in the designated workplace, especially their health, growth, and reproduction.
Core responsibilities:

  • Feed, drink, vaccinate and perform general animal husbandry tasks, including basic veterinary procedures.
  • Be flexible and willing to change the plan according to the direction of the farm leader.
  • Assist in moving animals and maintain effective animal movement.
  • Use high-pressure equipment to disinfect and clean multiple areas of the farm.
  • Handling piglets, including injection of drugs, castration, tail docking, and ear picking.
  • Maintain accurate product information and update all department records as needed.
  • According to need, various drugs are used to treat sick animals by injection, oral administration, and/or other methods.
  • Follow standard operating procedures, production manuals, or appropriate training guidelines as needed.
  • Assist in the maintenance of facilities and equipment.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the barn, office cleaning, and laundry work.
  • Follow the company’s animal welfare policies and procedures, including providing a physical environment that meets the needs of animals, providing sufficient water and high-quality feed, humane treatment of animals, identification and proper treatment of animals in need of medical care, and following euthanasia guidelines.
  • Responsible for complying with all environmental, safety, and biosafety laws and procedures.

The above statement is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties, responsibilities, and skills required for such a classification of personnel. Can perform other duties as assigned.
qualifications:
To successfully complete this task, the individual must be able to satisfactorily perform every basic duty. The requirements listed below represent the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. Reasonable arrangements can be made to enable individuals to perform basic functions.

  • High school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • The previous livestock handling was very helpful.
  • Able to engage in hard physical labor.
  • A firm commitment to teamwork.
  • Willing to shower in and out of the facility every day.
  • Able to follow instructions and handle standardization situations.
  • Must be able to work an average of 48 hours per week, which may change frequently.
  • Work on weekends, evenings and holidays as needed.
  • Emergency situations must be on call, including but not limited to power outages or staff shortages.
  • Able to work well with others in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • While establishing a strong working relationship and a positive working environment, he can remain respectful, approachable and team-oriented.

Working environment and physical requirements:
The characteristics of the working environment and physical requirements described here represent the situation that employees encounter when performing the basic functions of this job. Reasonable arrangements can be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform basic functions.

  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Must be able to work with and around a wide range of antibiotics (i.e. penicillin).
  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.

Herdsperson Farm 57101 Benefits :

To learn more about Smithfield benefits, please visit smithfieldfoods.com/careerbenefits

About Smithfield Foods:
Since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc., headquartered in Smithfield, Virginia, is an American food company with agricultural roots and global influence. Our 40,000 American employees and 15,000 European employees are dedicated to producing “Good food. Responsably.®” and making us one of the world’s leading vertically integrated protein companies. For more than two decades, we have created sustainability standards, including many industry firsts, such as our ambitious commitment to reduce our carbon emissions by 25% by 2025. We believe in the power of protein in ending food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to provide food to neighbors in need. Smithfield owns a series of high-quality iconic brands such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan’s Famous®. For more information, please visit www.smithfieldfoods.com and contact us via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
EEO/AA information:
Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All eligible applicants will be considered for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or any other protected group status or The legally prescribed characteristics of an identity that is not related to work.


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