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Animal Technician - Newbottle

The JSR Farming Group is a progressive family-owned farming and International Pig Breeding Business based at Southburn, near Driffield in East Yorkshire. A full-time Animal Technician is required at our 500 sow Nucleus Sireline Unit near Banbury, Oxfordshire. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work within the Company’s genetic programme producing boars for The UK and worldwide market. This is a challenging position and we are looking for a pro-active, honest and reliable team member. Experience is not necessary as full training will be provided for the successful applicant. This position may offer accommodation, a good remuneration package, Contributory Company Pension Scheme, Company Health Scheme.

Key Objective:                 Working within the team performing a variety of husbandry duties on a day to day basis

Responsible for

  •   Day to day implementation of the agreed routines to achieve the individual unit goals
  •   Promoting and practicing the JSR Core Values
  •   Carrying out the day to day tasks required to meet the animals basic welfare requirements
  •   Implementing and identifying best practice at all times
  •   Developing personal skill level to meet the units targets and operate effectively
  •   Operating to the welfare codes of practice and environmental parameters
  •   Supporting the Pig Unit Manager and Assistant Pig Manager in implementing and developing the units strategy to meet the units targets
  •   Operate safely within the health and safety guidelines


Main Tasks

  •   To feed, water and manage the health and environment of the animals daily
  •   To provide support and cover for other team members as instructed by the Line Manager
  •   To carry out all routines as identified by the Line Manager
  •   To inform the Manager of any compromise to the animals welfare
  •   To attend training courses as required to improve operating skills
  •   To work safely and inform the Line Manager of any potential safety hazards
  •   To clear up daily and keep the work area tidy

Hours - Minimum 39 but to work as required to achieve the targets including some  bank/public holidays, weekend work/night shift as required

Holidays - 31 days including Bank Holidays days per year

Other Benefits - Company Health Scheme, Company Pension Scheme

Notice - 1 month

Closing Date - ​Friday 30 March 2018

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