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Animal Care Technician - Kansas, IL

Company: Christensen Farms
Location: Kansas
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN

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 sow farm team. We look forward to matching your abilities with our company's goals!

As an Animal Care Technician in Christensen Farms Sow System, 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, you'll receive training to provide outstanding animal care and handling and maintain pig herd health and vaccination programs. In addition, you'll learn how to perform artificial insemination, attend to farrowing sows, care for growing pigs and maintain required sow records.

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). In addition to the wage, we offer monthly and quarterly production incentives which together you can earn up to an additional $3,000/year for meeting production goals.

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, 6:00 am 3:30 pm with a rotating weekend. When you work the weekend, you will have a scheduled day off during the week. This full-time job averages 43-45 hours a week.

If this sounds like 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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