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Animal Technician - Porkwell

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 for our 650 sow Multiplication Unit near Malton, North Yorkshire.

This is a challenging position and we are looking for a pro-active, honest and reliable team member. Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided for 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 3 March 2017

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