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Farrowing Tech.

Date:  Apr 8, 2021

Benton, IL, US, 62812

Req ID:  34804
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


  • Assist in all aspects of farrowing to ensure weekly full-value pig targets are achieved
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farrowing area have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocols and guidelines are followed
  • Assist with any other aspect of the farm as requested to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis       
  • Access to your pay daily before payday!

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide an ideal environment for farrowing sows and newborn pigs by ensuring proper seasonal adjustments are made such as ventilation, bedding, and wallows
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed for Day-One pig care and fostering in order to maximize the number of full value pigs and minimize the number of problem litters
  • Efficiently process piglets in accordance with company procedures
  • Efficiently vaccinate piglets and prepare weanings in accordance with company procedures
  • Proper treatment/care of sows in farrowing including daily observations and walking of pens to ensure health and productivity of sows and piglets
  • Maintain cleaning/bedding of all farrowing huts
  • Maintain and clean waters, feeders, and fences
  • Keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis
  • Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, concerns, or questions
  • Recognize and manage unique situations that require special attention or treatment
  • Maintain a clean/ orderly appearance around the office/ farm.
  • Conserve farm resources such as supplies, equipment, and time
  • Anticipate and prevent problems whenever possible rather than allowing problems to develop and progress and then reacting to them
  • 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 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


Experience Requirements

  • Develop daily and weekly work schedules of tasks needed to be completed
  • Protect health and safety of staff and ensure humane treatment of animals
  • Promote cooperation within and across departments through staff and equipment sharing
  • Anticipate and prevent problems rather than allowing them to develop and reacting to them
  • Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, questions or concerns
  • Organize, prioritize and manage time to maximize quality and efficiency of work  

Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

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.

Nearest Major Market: Mount Vernon