A swine technician is responsible for the breeding and caring of pigs for efficient production. Job responsibilities of a swine technician include inspecting the pigs for injuries or illnesses, care of the pigs including feeding and medicating them, maintenance of the pig facilities and equipment to ensure cleanliness and proper performance, maintaining records of maintenance to pigs and equipment, performing artificial insemination and heat detection, performing consistent production checks, ensuring quality product, and following health and safety regulations.
A high school diploma is required to be a swine technician. Helpful job skills include ability to work independently and in a team, knowledge of industry, physical fitness, active listening, ability to learn on the job, and good critical thinking skills. The future job market outlook for a swine technician is fair.