Swine Service Technician

Summit Agricultural Group

Alden, IA, USA

Full time


Feb 21

General Description:

The Swine Maintenance Technician position provides maintenance support to our growing territory of swine production facilities. Job duties include completing maintenance work orders and preventative maintenance at our swine facilities. 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Complete repairs in swine facilities related to plumbing, carpentry, electrical, hardware / gating, heating and cooling systems
  • Plumbing
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Bathroom
  • Water heater
  • Water lines for swine facilities 
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Carpentry
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Concrete
  • Electrical
  • 120 and 240 voltages
  1. Light switches, outlets
  • Wiring fan and feed line motors
  • Curtain machines
  • Hardware/Gating
  • Bolts
  • Gate feet (bolting gates to concrete slats)
  • Welding
  • Repair of feeders and gates
  • Fabrication of materials


  • Manage tools and parts inventories in service vehicles to enable timely completion of work orders
  • Prioritize work orders to ensure high priority items are repaired first
  • Safely work with hand and power tools to complete work orders
  • Adhere to pig owners strict bio-security and animal well-being standards
  • Perform duties in a safe manner and follow all safety policies
  • Maintain positive relationships with clients, vendors, visitors, neighbors, and co-worker


  • Must be mechanical minded
  • Ability to trouble shoot and utilize resources to problem solve issues
  • Welding ability is not required, but preferred
  • Comfortable working around livestock
  • Work with limited or no supervision

Physicality Requirements:

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch.
  • The employee must be able to continuously repeat necessary movements such as bending, lifting and different hand movements as needed to complete tasks.
  • Ability to lift or move up to 10 pounds frequently and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Ability to climb up ladders and over gates. 
  • Ability to climb on and off livestock trailers that can be as short as 40 inches in height. 

Position Type:

  • This position is full time that will typically work 50 hours per week Monday-Friday with the occasional weekend work with the additional availability during weather and staffing challenges. 


  • Working knowledge of three to six months of general maintenance 
  • Clean driving record
  • Valid, Unrestricted Class A Commercial Driver’s License, preferred, not required

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