TDM Farm Laborer
Mc Leansboro, Illinois, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Primary Industry
General Farm Laborer
TDM Farms, the hog production division of Hog Slat, Incorporated, is seeking 2 full time General Farm Laborers to join the team in McLeansboro, IL. Previous on-farm hog production experience is a plus, but not mandatory.
TDM Farms raises livestock in both company owned farms and contract farms located in North Carolina, Illinois and Indiana. By raising our own livestock, we stay connected to the needs of swine producers.The primary responsibility of the General Farm Laborer will include daily care of swine and upkeep of the facilities of TDM Farms.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as business conditions change.
Care of animals on the farm in a manner consistent with TDM's established animal welfare practices (includes day-to-day decision making on care, health and well-being of pig groups)
Ability to adherence to TDM's established bio-security protocol
Frequently communicate with the farm manager, supervisor, feed scheduler, service technicians etc.
Maintain the farm facility in a clean and operating order
Keep all equipment and vehicles clean
Monitor the health of hogs and report the results to all parties
Properly treat sick pigs with guidance from our farm supervisors and vets
Performs duties for approximately 9-10 hours a day. Scheduling could vary and you could be called to report to work at any given time of a 24 hour time period
The IDEAL CANDIDATE will have the following experience/educational background:
Experience in safe animal handling practices or willingness to learn about these practices
Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds regularly and up to 100 pounds occasionally
Ability to identify risks that could affect the livestock's well-being
Capability to react quickly to unpredictable livestock behaviors
Ability to step in and out of pens with gates that are 33" in height, multiple times a day
The most qualified candidate will have the following personal characteristics:
Ability to multi-task
A strong commitment to the safe and humane treatment of animals
Eagerness to learn
The benefits of working at TDM Farms include the following:
Full benefits package including an aggressive Wellness Plan, 401K, medical, dental, and vision insurance, etc.
Hog Slat, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer