Sow Farm Animal Caretaker

Iowa Select Farms
 Galt, IA

Do you enjoy working with animals? We have opportunities for full and part time employment in your area!

In an animal caretaker position at Iowa Select Farms, you would join a team that oversees the daily care of our animals. An overview of daily responsibilities includes, but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing feed and water, and a daily observation of every animal
  • Tending to newborn piglets
  • Breeding and pregnancy checking
  • Ensuring proper environmental conditions
  • Light facility maintenance including rotating power washing responsibilities
  • No prior experience required!

*All duties completed while adhering to Iowa Select Farms policies and procedures.

Compensation details for a full time Animal Caretaker include:

  • $32,000 annual salary
  • Automatic increase to $34,000 annual salary at the end of your first year of employment
  • One-time retention bonus of $1,000 given after your 2nd and 3rd year of employment

Consecutively ranked a top workplace in Iowa, Iowa Select Farms is dedicated to providing employees with competitive benefits along with unique forms of recognition packages, including:

  • Opportunity for quarterly production bonuses
  • $1,560 Full-time employee referral bonus program
  • Several avenues for growth and development including organized leadership training
  • Affordable and comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, short and long-term disability, and Flex spending
  • 3+ weeks of flexible paid-time-off per year
  • Opportunity to enroll in our 401(K) program which includes a company % match
  • Birth recovery & Parental leave
  • Paid days off for company family fun days
  • Scholarship opportunities for employees and dependents
  • Seasonal pork giveaways

Minimum requirements for this position include:

  • Adhering to all company biosecurity, animal well-being and safety policies
  • The ability to lift, push or pull up-to 40lbs and climb over gates up to 48 inches in height
  • Must be self-motivated, dependable, and able to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work a rotating weekend and holiday schedules

Full job description will be provided in the interview