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- Full Time
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Purpose of Position
The position’s main objective is to direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in swine production.
- 45+ hours per week, daily schedule may vary
Note: There may be circumstances that require a deviation from the schedule due to the volume of work created by staffing, or natural disasters.
Description of Responsibilities and Duties
- Directs and coordinates farm activities, such as caring for the animal, farm upkeep and maintenance and transfer of swine to finishing farms, or to market.
- Plans and implements policies and procedures to attain profitability and ensure compliance with government regulations.
- Inspects facilities and equipment to ensure compliance with sanitation standards and to determine maintenance and repair requirements.
- Reviews production and storage records to determine productivity.
- Examines swine for illness or disease and advises designated personnel of action to be taken or secures veterinarian services.
- Prepares farm activity reports such as, livestock production and reports required by government regulations
- Other duties as assigned
Other Position Characteristics
1. Physical Effects:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to lift items ranging in both size and weight, and to stand for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required stoop, kneel, crouch, reach or extend arms, and walk regularly throughout the day. The employee is required to push or pull up to 500 lbs. with assistance, and must frequently lift up to 50 lbs. Employee is also required to use fingers to grasp and feel textures, temperatures, size and shape of objects.
2. Work Environmental and Conditions:
The employee will be working the majority of the time in either the farrowing or breeding barn. Moderate level of livestock noise and protective equipment includes safety glasses, cutting boards, hearing protection and protective masks.
3. Safety for Others
The employee must comply with OSHA, and GMC rules and regulations to maintain a safe work environment. The employee should also ensure that others comply with these rules and regulations. The operations follow strict protocols to maintain healthy animals. Managers and associates must constantly be watchful that no disease is introduced into the farm. This is done through various biosecurity measures including showering in and out of farms, changing into sterilized clothing, disinfecting vehicles and floor mats and disinfecting any tools/objects brought to the farm.
- Excellent Problem-Solving skills
- Communication skills
- Awareness of relative costs and ability to make cost effective choices
- Time Management skills
- Organizational skills.
- Knowledge of general safety practices as well as bio-security practices in relation to agriculture and hog farms.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Education:
- 3-5 years of experience in swine operations combined with 1-2 years of experience in swine management and/or an associate degree in Animal Science or Business Management.
- 5 years of experience in swine management combined with a High School Diploma.
Job Type: Full-time
- swine production: 1 year (Preferred)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Multiple locations
- On the road
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
Typical start time:
Typical end time:
- Bi weekly or Twice monthly
- Monday to Friday
- Weekends required
- Day shift