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Genetic Production Technician – US Production Facilities
AcuFast is looking for a keen individual who is thrilled to join us in creating the future of pork production. We empower our people by supporting and encouraging them to grow personally as well as professionally. We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Genetic Production Technician in our production facilities in the USA.The successful candidate would ideally live in the surrounding areas of Illinois, but foreign recruits from Mexico or Canadian Citizens are also welcome to apply as we hire through the TN Visa Program. These positions are responsible for assisting other Production Technicians in routine animal care and general farm tasks to ensure the welfare and well-being of our animals.
This position will include the following responsibilities and day-to-day functions but is not limited to:
- Work as a team player by accomplishing specific department duties and farm goals,
- Ensuring proper health, handling, and comfort of sows, gilts, and piglets, i.e.: daily health checks and monitoring/maintaining proper ventilation and temperature,
- Weigh, sort, handle and/or move pigs,
- Feed, water, vaccinate, and perform general animal husbandry tasks including basic minor maintenance tasks to ensure feed and water systems are working properly,
- Power washing empty pens and prepping rooms for animal entry,
- Keeping accurate records on all animals as requested, i.e.: pig identification,
- Working safely and wearing appropriate PPE while performing all job duties,
- Ensure the barn’s biosecurity protocol is followed by all staff and visitors,
- Assist with maintaining barn, office cleanliness, and laundry duties.
- Performing other general farm duties as required.
The successful candidate would ideally possess the following qualifications and experiences:
- Self-motivated and reliable,
- Team player,
- Outstanding organization and communication skills and demonstrates attention to detail,
- Able to manage priorities and solve problems in a fast-paced environment,
- Driver’s license,
- A college certificate or other specialized training in agriculture or livestock husbandry with 1-2 years of experience would be an asset,
- Foreign recruits are required to have an IELTS score of at least 4 in all sections of the General Module Test for English Communication
- Shares in AcuFast’ core values.
What we offer:
- A competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
- Employee referral program,
- Comprehensive benefits package including 401k.
- Inclusive work environment.
- Dynamic and challenging work for talented individuals.
AcuFast provides pork producers across North America and worldwide with breeding stock and innovative genetic and reproduction solutions. We work side by side with pork producers and industry partners to build the future of pork production together. It is a future where cutting-edge science and proven farm practices meet, ensuring the health of pigs, producers, and consumers for generations to come.
We have a team of keen and innovative thinkers. You will love it here.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to:
Attention: Human Resources Subject Line: GPT - Illinois
This position will remain posted until filled. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. AcuFast is an equal-opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration.