Reports to: Livestock Manager
Full Time, Seasonal
Pay Range: $16-$18 per hour
The Livestock Assistant is responsible for the care of certified-organic chickens, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, cows, and future animals as planned and is expected to occasionally participate in all phases of poultry slaughter with our Poultry Processing crew. Previous farm or ranch experience is required. The position is full-time, with a variable seasonal work schedule. Limited affordable housing on-site is available.
This is a year-round, full-time paid position
$16- $18 /hour
Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and more!
Fresh air, vegetables, eggs, working with an amazing team with fantastic views
Shared housing is available if desired
Carnation Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Carnation Farms does not discriminate or determine employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, age, or any other factor; employment decisions are made only on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs. Carnation Farms is committed to an environment of mutual respect and maintains a zero-tolerance policy in regard to discrimination or harassment of any kind.
Livestock Assistant Essential Functions:
Daily care and management of animals with high animal welfare protocols
Predator control, fence management, and flood contingency planning
Works as part of a team with scheduling, locations of livestock, execution of production, pasture management
Examines livestock for illness or disease and advises designated personnel of action to be taken or secures veterinarian services
Inspects facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with sanitation standards and to determine maintenance and repair requirements
Helps to maintain records, such as livestock production, sales, and reports, required by government regulations, including maintaining complete and orderly certified organic paperwork
Helps maintain inventory and quality in cold storage and freezer
Assist in occasional tours and guest relations where they include livestock
Assist, when necessary, with all aspects of poultry slaughter and processing
Comfortable working independently and with a team to achieve goals
Organizational and record keeping skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to follow directions and problem solve
Ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency
Skills and Experience:
We are looking for a positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individual who has a strong desire to work with livestock and processing on an organic farm.
A minimum of 12 months professional experience with animal husbandry, livestock management, and/or poultry processing. A degree from an Agricultural accredited college is preferred but not required.
Ability to drive manual transmission trucks with a livestock trailer safely is required (will train.)
Ability to drive heavy equipment, tractors (will train.)
Knowledge and comfort with all aspects of pasture management.
Attention to detail is critical and a passion for working with livestock is essential.
The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position, including heavy objects (50+ lbs.) working outside in all variety of weather and conditions, and working around animals.
Proven interpersonal skills with the strong ability to work with a team of peers.
Valid driver’s license
This position is open until filled, we hope to have our dream team together in the next few weeks! Email your resume, cover letters, and 2 references to firstname.lastname@example.org Please include answers to the following:
Why you are interested in working at Carnation Farms?
When are you available to start? Do you need housing?
What previous experiences qualify you for the position?