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Perdue Farms, Inc. Farm Technician (Farrowing) in Savonburg, Kansas

Niman Ranch supports a community of more than 720 independent farmers and ranchers who raise pork, beef and lamb traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat. Niman Ranch is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation.


The Farrowing Tech assists in all aspects of farrowing and lactation in order to meet weekly shipping targets of full-value pigs. They will ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis. They will also assist with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper procedures are followed for Day-One pig, fostering, etc.

  • Processing of piglets in accordance with company procedures

  • Proper treatment/care of sows in farrowing

  • Maintain cleaning/bedding of farrowing pens; and clean-out and disinfecting farrowing room after weaning

  • Keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis

  • Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, concerns or questions

  • Conserve farm resources such as supplies, equipment, and time

  • Promote cooperation within the unit and contributes to adequate staffing

  • Communicate openly and freely with others

  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor

Minimum Education

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience Requirements

  • Experience working with and caring for livestock

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

  • Ability to lead by example, and work with a team of 2-5 people

  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand and walk on concrete floors up to 10 hours a day.

  • Will be exposed to ambient air temperatures at times throughout the day.

  • Will be exposed to dust, animal dander, odor, and noise.

  • Ability to properly and safely handle breeding stock weighing up to 600 pounds.

  • Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, and kneeling.

  • Ability to operate high pressure washing equipment for extended periods of time.

  • Will be around and may be asked to operate skid steers, tractors, or other farm machinery.

  • Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.

  • Normal working hours are 45-50 hours per week, at times more in order to get the job done.

  • Rotations are required for weekends and holidays.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.