Farm Assistant / Ranch Hand (South Dakota)


Are you interested in the agricultural industry? Do you seek an entry-level position with a great family-owned and family-focused company with room for growth? Do you welcome physical work while making great pay and benefits? This is the position for you!

Required Job Hours:  Approximately 45 hours per week; 9 hours per day; 5 days per week plus rotating weekends.

Pay $16/hour to start

Benefits:  401k, health, life and dental upon conversion

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Assessment of pig condition;
  • Active participation in feeding;
  • Assessment of pig health;
  • Power washing and sanitizing barns, rooms, and hallways;
  • Administration of treatment and vaccination to pigs;
  • Moving pigs;
  • Assessment and recording ventilation guidelines;

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to reach, bend, and stoop frequently.
  • Continuous walking from pen to pen to check on pigs; a minimum of 8 hours per day.
  • Continuous bending to reach pigs (approximately 300 times per day) for marking and treatment.
  • Continuous bending, reaching, and crouching for powerwashing and sanitizing;
  • Frequent kneeling, reaching, and steady balance required for treating pigs;
  • Must be able to lift up to a maximum of 100 pounds consistently, with frequent lifting or carrying of object weighing up to 60 pounds;
  • Must be able to push and pull up to 350 pounds on a cart;
  • Must be able to stand and walk 8 hours every day, with a 45 minute break.
  • Must have fine motor skills for writing data and administering treatment shots.


Pierre, South Dakota 57501




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