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Animal Technician Decoy Pig Unit

A full-time Animal Technician is required at our Decoy Pig Unit. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work on a 12000 weaner/grower facility, within a team currently achieving outstanding production results. The ideal candidate should have completed or be working towards Certificate of Competence Level 2 and must have their own transport, due to the rural location of the unit. This is a challenging position and we are looking for a hardworking, dedicated and reliable team member. Experience would be preferred in all areas of pig production. The benefits of this position are a good remuneration package, Health Scheme and a structured Training Programme.

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


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


31 days including Bank Holidays days per year

Other Benefits

Company Health Scheme, Company Pension Scheme


2 months (following 6 months probation)

Closing Date

Friday 20th April 2018

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