PIC Production Technician I

Job Locations CA-SK-Carlyle
Job ID
Position Type
Part Time
Reports To
PIC Production Supervisor

Role Overview

The PIC Production Technician is responsible for specialized animal care and technical reporting, along with additional husbandry tasks to ensure the well-being of the animals.  These tasks require technical knowledge and expertise gained through an animal sciences background to ensure ongoing scientific research and animal breeding can be successfully conducted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily animal husbandry tasks in support of breeding and scientific research including:
    • Pig placement
    • Pig healthcare and medication, including basic veterinary procedures
    • Feeding management
    • Environment, water, and ventilation management
    • Off Testing
    • Collection of blood samples
    • Production records keeping
  • Maintain accurate and timely production information and records as required by the supervising agricultural sciences professionals
  • Assist in moving animals and maintaining efficient animal flows
  • Complete all tasks pertaining to farrowing, including fostering, weaning, and processing litters
  • Treat sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application, and/or other methods as required
  • Maintain facility biosecurity, including sanitizing and washing multiple areas using high pressure equipment, as well as office cleanliness and laundry duties to avoid contamination or animals and research samples
  • Flexibility with a willingness to change plans according to the direction of farm leadership
  • Adhere to the Company’s animal care policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meets the animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia
  • Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and how it applies to their specific worksite
  • Abide by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership, including but not limited to:
    • The Company’s Safety Program, understanding all safety requirements of the job and performing the job in compliance with those safety requirements
    • The Company’s bio-security protocols
    • All environmental laws and procedures as well as report all environmental issues immediately to supervisor
  • Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals


  • Animal sciences degree/diploma/certificate
  • Previous livestock handling, preferred
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment
  • Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations
  • Ability to work in and maintain performance expectations in a fast-paced environment
  • Work requires attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Minimal, if any travel

Business Overview

Genus strives to provide beef, dairy and pork producers with superior breeding stock to enable the production of affordable and nutritious animal protein for consumers.  PIC is the swine division with a mission to pioneer animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.


PIC currently supplies over 70% of the world’s top pork producers with superior genetic materials to improve production.  We directly employ people in 18 countries worldwide and our products are available in more than 50 countries across the globe.  We are a diverse team, ranging from scientists to sales teams, production personnel to customer service, and are all united by a passion for producing nutritious, affordable pork and a commitment to continuous improvement.


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