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Piggery Attendant/ Swine Technician

Job Category:

Others

Job Level:

Skilled

Open Date:

17-Sep-2020

Location:

Australia

Close date:

31-Oct-2020

Client Industry:

AGRICULTURE

Job Description and Qualification:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience as a Swine Technician/ Piggery Attendant/ Stockperson in a commercial piggery (minimum of 200 sow level - candidates with experience in backyard piggery will not be considered)
  • Preferably a graduate of BS Animal Science, Agriculture or related course
  • Preferably a passer of IELTS with minimum score of 4.5 in all areas and OBS of 5.0

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise site and facilities in terms of the required human resources, physical resources, safety requirements, consumables, documentation and measurement devices;
  • Provide overall maintenance and compliance of the Company Quality Assurance Program for the site ensuring that all relevant documentation is kept current;
  • Supervise data collection and recording so information is accurate to aid stock and inventory control
  • Undertake specific tasks assigned by management to ensure that environmental, quality and safety goals are met;
  • Implement preventable maintenance programs to reduce planned and unplanned down time;
  • Supervise trial sheds, collect and record date in accordance with trial protocols;
  • Selection of breeding stock and/or pigs for sale;
  • Supervision and participation of daily inspection of livestock, such that the animals are appropriately fed, watered, environmental parameters are fulfilled.
  • Supervision and participation of daily inspection of livestock, ensuring compromised animals are individually assessed, identified, treated and record in accordance with the Company Herd Health Plan and the industries Mode Code of Practice;
  • Euthanise sick or injured stock in a humane manner and in accordance with the Model Code of Practice for Animal Welfare - Pigs 3rd edition;
  • Conduct post-mortem examinations of deceased stock and report findings;
  • May collect boar semen at an artificial insemination laboratory;
  • Undertake processing duties within the artificial insemination laboratory
  • Supervision and participation in the mating of animals via individually supervised mating or through Artificial Insemination;
  • Supervision of the birthing process, including the ability to physically conduct unsupervised internal assessments of females during parturition to minimize this incidence of still births;
  • Participate in company/ industry training sessions and workshops as required;
  • Perform any other duty as required by the Unit Manager

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