An opportunity has arise for a position within our piggery based in both Aylesbury and Oxford, in Canterbury. We are looking for a full time Senior Stockperson for our Farrowing unit.
The position runs an 11 day on 3 day off roster.The live-in position offers 2 bedroom shared accommodation, shared with one other person.
Main Responsibilities : To manage your area of the farm on a day to day basis, informing the manager of any problems.To assist the manager with increasing production by meeting targets and budgetsTo have an involved role in technical information such as nutrition, breeding and genetics, quota management and animal healthTo ensure you are compliant and familiar with all aspects of the NZ Animal Welfare Code (pigs)To maintain required herd records efficiently and accurately, such as EliteHerd and all medicine books.
To achieve reliable and consistent results in all aspects of the farm.To meet all necessary biosecurity standards and actively participate in meeting these standardsTo comply with Health & Safety regulations and actively participate in monitoring all existing standards and reporting new hazardsTo maintain the farm to a high standard of cleanliness and ensure it is always kept tidyTo communicate with the manager any concerns, problems or issues about anything related to the farmTo participate in furthering your knowledge through both formal and informal trainingTo ensure all animals in your area are healthy or have been attended to as per farm protocolTo ensure adequate supply of clean drinking water and feed daily to all pigsTo ensure maintenance is carried out in a timely manner on all equipment in your areaTo work with other members of staff in a professional manner, and help in other areas where and when requiredCandidates with previous piggery experience are required.
Applicants are required to provide good references as well as a CV with current, correct and complete work history.All suitable applicants must show a good work ethic, have no previous criminal history, and agree to a pre-employment drug test and have at least a restricted drivers licence.
Accommodation is provided but pets as well as smoking in the home or workplace is not allowed.