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Farrowing Tech.

Date:  Jul 20, 2021

Benton, IL, US, 62812

Req ID:  41046
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 and lactation and meeting weekly shipping targets of full-value pigs
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis
  • 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

  • Protect health and safety of staff and humane treatment of animals 
  • Provide an ideal environment for newborn pigs by ensuring proper seasonal adjustments 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
  • Proper treatment/care of sows in farrowing
  • Carry out the feeding program according to stage of lactation and season
  • Maintain cleaning/bedding of 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
  • Promote cooperation within the unit
  • 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 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

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