Learn More About Careers in Farm Maintenance

Looking for a job that allows you to work with your hands to perform technical duties, general repairs and farm upkeep? Then a job in farm maintenance on one of Ohio’s modern pig farms may be the right fit for you!

With extensive technology to provide for the health and well-being of pigs, transportation vehicles that move animals and feed from one location to another, and farm equipment that keeps the operation moving smoothly, team members who specialize in maintenance are a necessity on the farm. Farm maintenance team members work in a fast-paced environment and a perform a wide-variety of duties on a daily basis.

Interested in a job in farm maintenance? Check out the opportunities below to find an opening in your area!

Ohio Pork Careers Farm Maintenance

Afternoon Feed Mill Operator Assistant
Hord Family Farms
Experience Level: Entry Level
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Crawford County
Full Time
4195625934 | [email protected]

If you have the desire to work for a growing company whose team utilizes a stewardship approach to sustainable agricultural practices, we want to talk to you about our opportunities!

Who We Are:

The HORD team, nationally known for our world-class pig production, is currently looking to add to our Feed Milling team at our headquarters in Bucyrus, OH.  We take pride in producing and purchasing quality grain products that will ultimately feed our pigs and cattle, and hope that you will take pride in your role, as we produce nutritious protein sources that feed families worldwide.

A Day in the Life:

  • Routine cleaning for safety and compliance
  • Keep ingredients available for feed production, including restocking of bagged and toted products
  • Unload bagged and toted ingredients from trailer and proper storage
  • Load tractor/trailers for same day and later deliveries
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment per provided schedules and troubleshoot and perform other repairs as the need arises

What You Need:

  • Ambition and the ability to lead oneself 
  • Experience operating mill machinery, straight trucks (no CDL required), forklifts, tractors, and other basic machinery
  • Experience with equipment repair and maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of Excel and e-mail; and basic math capabilities
  • Ability to lift up to 55 lbs. and climb in excess of 150 ft.
  • Willingness to work in an environment with exposure to temperature fluctuations based on the weather
  • No daily exposure to non-Hord pigs

Your Rewards:

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (starting at less than $20/pay)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Recruitment bonus opportunities

We look forward to talking to you soon about the opportunity to join our team!

Sow Farm Maintenance Apprentice
Hord Family Farms
Experience Level: Entry Level
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Crawford County
Full Time
4195625934 | [email protected]

Are you someone mechanically inclined who would love to learn how to trouble-shoot and problem-solve? Are you looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself?  Does working in an extended family-like atmosphere sound appealing to you? If that sounds like an opportunity that you don’t want to pass you by, we want to talk to you!

Who We Are:

The HORD team, nationally known for our world class pig production, is currently looking for individuals to add to our sow farm maintenance team. This position offers supportive training to help you tailor your skills to our facilities.

A Day in the Life:

  • Work alongside fully qualified maintenance technicians to learn the skills  required to be a successful sow farm maintenance technician
  • Assist with installing equipment, maintaining mechanical systems and repairing equipment and machinery as needed
  • Learn how to follow diagrams, sketches, operation manuals, instructions and specifications
  • Gain trouble–shooting skills to identify system malfunctions
  • Fabricate repair parts as needed
  • Work effectively with production, other maintenance and support staff to maximize quality and productivity
  • Maintain safe and clean working environments

What You Need:

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record are a must
  • Candidates must not currently own or have routine contact with swine
  • The desire and ability to work in a physically strenuous environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Impeccable record of reliability/dependability
  • Display a high level of respect to team members and animals
  • Willingness to learn and carry out complex instructions effectively
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds; bend and twist easily; and push, pull, reach and grab freely

You’re Rewards

  • Competitive wages+ quarterly bonuses
  • Paid vacation after 6 months; personal days, and holidays upon hire
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (at less than $20/pay for our base plan)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Recruitment bonus opportunities

We look forward to talking to you more in depth about the opportunities at HORD!

Senior Grounds Caretaker
Hord Family Farms
Experience Level: 2+ Years
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Crawford County
Full Time
4195625934 | [email protected]

Hord Farms is currently searching for an experienced groundskeeper to add to their landscaping crew! Candidates will have an opportunity for year-round employment—landscaping starting in the spring, assisting with planting and harvest activities during the growing season, and helping in our pig production facilities in the winter.    

Who We Are:

The Hord family is in its 5th generation of family farming, with over 100 years of farming heritage. Located in North Central Ohio, Hord Farms is a pig, cow and grain farm. While our team of talented individuals and growing partners strive to raise our animals with care, and utilize modern and advanced farming practices to be efficient and sustainable, the landscaping team is responsible for maintaining over 60 acres!

A Day in the Life:

  • Oversee seasonal landscape crew and assist with mowing lawns; removing weeds; trimming shrubs and small trees; plant flowers, trees, and shrubs; water lawns and landscapes; and perform other duties required to maintain pristine exterior appearance of all worksites
  • Maintain and repair mowers, sprayers, and other landscaping equipment
  • Assist with planting and harvest field work or grain elevator needs during busy seasons
  • Provide support labor in the pig production facilities during the winter months

What You Need:

  • 2-3 years of professional landscaping experience
  • Experience driving a truck and trailer
  • Experience with maintenance of mowers and other landscaping equipment
  • Superior attention to detail
  • A valid driver’s license + clean driving record are a must
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., sit, bend, reach, kneel, stoop for extended periods of time
  • Flexibility in work schedule. Generally, you will work 45-50 hours/week, but start and end times/hours each day may vary based on work-load and weather
  • No contact with pigs outside the Hord herd

Your Rewards: 

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid vacation starting after 6 months and 6 paid holidays/year
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance (at less than $20/pay for our base plan)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Recruitment bonus opportunities

We look forward to talking to you more in depth about the opportunities at HORD!

Mill Operator
Burns Farms LLC
Experience Level: Entry Level
MIlford Center, Ohio 43045
Full time
19375370816 | [email protected]

Feed Mill Operator

  • Key Employee Essential for Our Operation!
  • Must be a critical thinker able to resolve operational challenges
  • Communication and people skills essential
  • This is a physically demanding position

Burns Farms LLC is a family owned and operated feed mill working for one of Ohio’s leading pork producers.  We have been in this business for 15 years and have grown from a 2-person company to 9. We are located near Milford Center, OH.

Most of our work occurs Monday – Friday with rare weekend work.  This is a 50-55 hour per week position.  Workdays begins at 7:00 am.  We do offer paid holidays and vacation.

What is a typical day?

You will have a morning meeting with one of the owners to plan the days schedule.  This is a computerized mill.  Tasks in the day include grinding feed, loading trucks, unloading inbound deliveries (both bulk & bags), communicating with farms & drivers, maintaining a clean facility and multiple other jobs as the day demands.  Preventive maintenance may be part of your day as well.

Successful Candidates:

In this position you are the hub of our feed mill and everything revolves around this job. You will be working with our suppliers, our sow unit manager, and our employees.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma (Farm experience helpful)
  • Mechanical and Electrical knowledge a plus
  • Must pass a Background Check and Drug Screen
  • Able to lift 50 lb. on a regular basis
  • Must be able to load trucks from an overhead platform
  • A plus – able to climb a grain leg

Able to move tractor/trailers on our property

 

Competitive Salary:

*   Raises based on accelerated abilities over time

 

Please submit all applications with resume to [email protected]