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Production Technician-Platte, NE

Company Name:
The Maschhoffs
The Maschhoffs, the largest independent pork producer in the US,is looking for a _ Production Technician_ who will be primarily responsible for performing day to day production activities, implement standard operating procedures, and maintain accurate records of their activities. They will promote the well being of animals in their care, and serve as a steward of the environment in the production center they work in.
Location: Platte, NE
Function: Wean to Market Technical Operations
Responsibilities:
? Perform day to day production activities based on sound science and practice to ensure high quality production of weaned pigs.
? Promote safe work habits, maintain a safe working environment and document all work related injuries.
? Implement the standard operating procedures (SOP) to the best of their ability. These include but are not limited to:
Feeding strategies
Monitoring and maintaining proper temperature and ventilation rates
Animal movements and care
Use of pharmaceutical (medication) and biological products (vaccines)
Practices that are specific to the area of production
? Keep and maintain accurate production records (i.e. PigCHAMP) to assist in the development of the team, yourself, and the improvement of the system. In addition, maintain accurate headcount records for the animals under your care to submit to management upon request.
? Perform timely duties and comply with practices that promote the health of the animals under your care (commonly referred to as bio-security practices). These activities would include but are not limited to:
Remaining away from pigs not owned by the company
Changing footwear and clothing as required
Maintaining bird proof facilities
Observing SOPs for transportation of livestock, supplies and feed
Rodent baiting on the inside and outside of the buildings and keeping adequate rodent baiting records on a weekly and monthly basis
Removing dead animals according to standardized protocol
Reporting violations of these practices to your supervisor
? Perform maintenance and repairs on buildings and equipment, as well as, housekeeping responsibilities of the barn facilities including trash removal, cleanliness of the office spaces, lunchrooms, and employee changing areas.
? Implement best management practices for environmental stewardship including:
Proper regulation of manure storage facility (pit) levels
Flushing time and recharge of manure handling systems within the barns
Requirements:
High School diploma or GED
1) Knowledge of:
Standard Operating Procedures of the system
Standard maintenance procedures
MS Office and basic understanding of computers (preferred)
2) Skill in:
Effective communication skills
Attention to detail
3) Ability to:
Work independently, as well as part of a team
Follow verbal/written instructions
Maintain complete and accurate records
Learn new skills
We offer competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package. EOE

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