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Animal Technician - Eastburn Pig Unit

A full-time Animal Technician is required on our 700 plus herd Pig Unit at Eastburn near Driffield. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work within the Company’s commercial UK market.

This is a challenging position and we are looking for a pro-active, honest and reliable team member. Experience would be preferred in all areas of pig production, but not essential as training will be provided to the successful applicant.

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 17 November 2017

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