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Swine Herdsperson Posted on Jan 09, 2018 by van Aar Hog Farm

  • Location Mountain House, AB
  • Earnings $17.38 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 2 Vacancies
  • Closing Date Mar 14, 2018
Job Requirements

Employer

van Aar Hog Farm

Languages

English

Education

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Tractor
  • Feeding and watering system
  • Automated manure handling or storage system

Experience

7 months to less than 1 year

Additional Skills

Operate and maintain farm machinery and equipment

Area of Specialization

Swine

Type of Farm Operations

Hog and pig farming

Specific Skills

Monitoring animal health

Work Site Environment

  • Noisy
  • Odours
  • Dusty

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Physically demanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Large workload

Work Location Information

  • Rural area
  • Staff accommodation available

Farm Supervisors Specific Skills

  • Maintain quality control and production records
  • Supervise and oversee breeding and other livestock-related programs
  • Ensure farm safety and bio-security procedures are followed

Specialized Livestock Workers Specific Skills

  • Recognize and treat certain livestock health problems
  • Formulate feeding program
  • Carry out a pasture or pen breeding programs
  • Maintain livestock performance records
  • Select livestock for sale
  • Feed inventory
  • Handling animals
  • Processing pig litters
  • Weaning

Personal Suitability

Team player


How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

By Mail

NE 27-30-25-W4
Linden, Alberta T4G0M4

Advertised Until

Mar 14, 2018

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Swine Herdsperson is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Specialized Livestock Workers
METHODICAL

Interest in handling equipment to perform general farm duties; and in maintaining livestock performance records and in training horses

INNOVATIVE

Interest in co-ordinating information to formulate feeding programs

directive

Interest in supervising feeding, health and breeding programs; may supervise general farm workers and harvesting labourers

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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