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Senior Stockperson (Piggery)

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Job Description and Qualification:

  • Must have at least 3-5 years recent hands on experience in a commercial piggery farm with 300 or more sow level (backyard farm experience not considered)
  • Must be a graduate of a 4-year related course (e.g. BS Agriculture, BS Animal Science)
  • For college undergraduates, must have valid IELTS certificate
  • Must have a valid passport
  • Preferably with driver's license
  • Supervise the 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 data 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. The Senior Stockperson Piggery in this case would work with and supervise a less experienced Stockperson(s);
  • 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 Model Code of Practice;
  • May euthanise sick or injured stock in a humane manner and in accordance with the Model Code of Practice for Animal Welfare – Pigs 3rd edition;
  • May conduct post-mortem examinations of deceased stock and report findings;
  • May collect boar semen at an artificial insemination laboratory;
  • May 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 minimise this incidence of still births;
  • Participate in company/industry training sessions and workshops as required; and
  • Perform any other duty as required by the Unit Manager.