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Christensen Farms Animal Care Technician - Dawson, MN in Dawson, Minnesota

Animal Care Technician - Dawson, MN

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  • Commercial Sow (MN/NIA/SD)- PC

  • Dawson, MN, USA

  • 15.60

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

Great Benefit Package Including Health, Dental, 401K, Paid Time Off and More!

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Are you interested in working with pigs? Do you want to work for a company where excellence is recognized and advancement opportunities are earned?

Christensen Farms is seeking both entry level and experienced Animal Care Technicians to join our full-time gilt development team. We look forward to matching your abilities with our company's goals!

As an Animal Care Technician working in a Gilt Development Unit with Christensen Farms, you'll be a member of one of the nation's top producing teams. Every day you'll be a part of providing quality pork to help feed a growing world and doing hands on work that makes a difference for the pig herd and your team.

If selected for this job, you'll be responsible for upholding our high biosecurity and animal welfare standards. As an Animal Care Technician in a Gilt Development Unit, you'll receive training to provide outstanding animal care and handling and maintain pig herd health and vaccination programs across multiple gilt development sites. You'll be responsible to care for growing pigs and maintain required gilt records while executing the heat induction process. In addition, you'll assist in gilt blood testing and ventilation adjustments.

PAY AND BENEFITS

This Animal Care Technician position starts at $15.60/hr. We also offer a great benefits package including health, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, a paid time off bank, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

REQUIREMENTS

This Animal Care Technician position requires site to site travel using your own vehicle. If you are selected for the position, you will need to submit a copy of a valid driver's license and current proof of auto insurance.

ABOUT CHRISTENSEN FARMS

We are one of the largest family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million pigs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, we operate throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, and South Dakota. We own three feed mills, manage 148,000 sows on 44 sow farms and oversee more than 350 nursery and grow-finish sites. We employ nearly 1,000 people and maintain 1,500 contract partnerships. The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork.

At Christensen Farms, we bring passion and pride to our daily work. We know every task contributes to our noble purpose of providing safe, nutritious food to nearly 15 million people around the world. Our dedicated team encompasses people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, working together with the utmost care, safety and integrity to produce high quality pork. We also assist employees in achieving their career goals through personal and professional development. Employee innovation is key to our industry leadership. Our employees are an essential element in our success their passion drives our purpose.

WORK SCHEDULE

Although hours may vary, the typical work schedule for an Animal Care Technician position is Monday through Friday, 7:00 am 3:30 pm and every other weekend. Depending on the pig load schedule, you may be required to start earlier or stay later. This full-time job averages 43-45 hours a week.

If this soundslike the right opportunity for you, apply today!

Christensen Farms is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to select the most qualified person for each position in the organization. No employee of CF will discriminate against any applicant for employment or a fellow employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, citizenship status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status or any other prohibited basis under applicable local, state, or federal law.

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