Animal Care Technician

Location: St. Pierre Jolys, MB - Rural Area, MB
Date Posted: 11-30-2017
ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN
Bristol Sow (St. Pierre Jolys, MB area) – Full or Part Time Positions
Shift:  2:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Thursday to Monday (Will consider flexibility)
Starting Rate: $14.60 per hour
Premium Pay:  $1.50 per hour for all regular hours
 
POSITION SUMMARY

The Animal Care Technician is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day activities for the second shift in the barn. This position requires the person to be part of a team working towards specific production goals.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting with all areas of production including but not limited to:
  • Midwifing/sleeving
  • Rubbing and drying of animal
  • Split suckling
  • Fostering
  • Piglet and sow treatments
  • End of shift ESF and loose housing verification
 Additional tasks may include:
  • Processing 10 liters per employee/shift
  • Room preparation – plastics/sow cards
  • Weaning preparation for following day shift
  • Creep feeding (if required)
  • Office tasks
  • Data collection; farrowing
  • Compile daily log of Metafarms data
  • OHS barn inspection
  • Identifying supplies to be ordered
  • Launder piglet drying towels
  • Additional duties as assigned
 
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Experience in swine production would be considered an asset
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple priorities and complex tasks simultaneously
  • Weekend and holiday hours are required
  • A valid driver’s licence and the ability to get to and from work located in a rural area is required
  • Ability to live and teach our Maple Leaf Leadership Values 

Please submit resume to:
Fax: 204.355.4404 Email: mlafjobs@mapleleaf.com
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