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

Part-Time Feedmill Technician
Hord Family Farms
Experience Level: 2+ Years
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Crawford County
4195625934 | [email protected]

Do you have an eye for detail, organization, and cleanliness and enjoy working in a positive, team-oriented environment?  If so, our position might be the right fit for you.  This part-time position provides preventative maintenance and cleaning of our Feedmill and Elevator areas, as well as assists with ingredient receiving and restocking and preparation of materials for delivery.  

What You’ll Do:

  • Routine cleaning for safety and compliance
  • Keep ingredients available for feed production, including restocking of bagged and toted products
  • Unload bulk ingredients through our elevator dump system
  • Load tractor/trailers for later delivery
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment per provided schedules

What You Need:

  • Clean driving record
  • Experience driving pickup trucks, forklifts, tractors, and other basic machinery
  • Experience with equipment repair and maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of Excel and e-mail
  • Self-motivation and ability to remain productive when unsupervised
  • Ability to repeatedly lift up to 55 lbs. and climb in excess of 150 ft.
  • No daily exposure to non-Hord pigs
  • First shift
  • 7am-3pm daily (hours may vary during busy seasons)

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

Swine Service Technician
Hord Family Farms
Experience Level: 2+ Years
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Crawford County
Full Time
4195625934 | [email protected]

Do you enjoy working with pigs?  Are you interested in helping other farmers excel in raising livestock?   If you want to be part of a team that produces a high-quality, nutritious product that feeds not only your friends and family, but millions of people around the world, we want to talk to you!

Who We Are:

The HORD team, located in North-Central Ohio and nationally known for our world class pig production, is currently looking for individuals to add to our swine finishing service team.

A Day In The Life:

This key position is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and general oversight of contract nursery and finishing barns.  Our Swine Service Technicians ensure that these locations are being maintained in alignment with HORD protocols to optimize animal care, health, and efficiencies; identify and mark animals ready for market; and administer preventative or corrective care as needed.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable traveling to various farms across north-central Ohio, have the desire to work with pigs and people, a willingness to learn, a high level of dependability as evidenced with a solid work history, and a proven record of drive for excellence.

What You Need:

  • 1 year of experience with market hogs and not currently own or have routine contact with non-Hord pigs.
  • A clean driving record
  • A high level of respect for team members, growing partners, and animals
  • The ability to lift up to 55lbs.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and record-keeping skills
  • An impeccable record of reliability/dependability
  • A willingness to learn and carry out complex instructions effectively

Your Rewards:

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid vacation after 6 months, personal days, and holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Recruitment bonus

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

Grain Elevator Technican
Hord Family Farms
Experience Level: 2+ Years
Edison, Ohio 43320
Morrow 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.

What You’ll Do:

This position is responsible for grain receiving, handling, storage and load-out of corn/soybeans at our Edison, OH location and is responsible for:

  • Scale trucks in and out
  • Unloading grain to the appropriate bins
  • Maintaining a safe and well-kept facility
  • Light duty maintenance
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Collaborating in a team environment within and across departments
  • Trouble-shooting and mechanical repair of machinery
  • Understand drying operations
  • Monitoring moisture levels, ensure meeting specifications
  • Equipment Operation
  • Ensure customer specification are met via sampling and testing

What You Need:

  • Willingness to obtain a Class A CDL
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs.
  • Ability to climb in excess of 150 feet
  • Basic knowledge of computer basics
  • Able to operate machinery and equipment safely and efficiently
  • Able to shovel
  • Willingness to work additional hours and weekends as needed during busy seasons
  • Good attitude and demeanor to interact with customers
  • Pay close attention to detail
  • No daily exposure to non-Hord pigs

Preferred Applicants will meet the above requirements and:

  • Have 1-2 years’ experience working in a grain elevator
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Systems Management

Your Rewards:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Financial planning assistance
  • Recruitment bonus

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

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.


  • 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]