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Animal Handling Manager – 3 positions

About this Job:

Position Overview:

By understanding pigs’ needs and behaviors, the Animal Handling Manager is responsible for the development of company procedures, and implementation of training and equipment to accomplish established animal handling targets throughout all phases of production. Verification processes including demonstration of competencies and field audits are an essential component of the continuous improvement process, ensuring compliance with established expectations, minimizing organizational risk and ultimately elevating the culture of animal welfare related to animal movements and improving stockmanship through education of pig behavior.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop and document Standard Operating Procedures to achieve animal handling objectives
  • Develop a robust training program, including content, curriculum, frequency and venue to
    engage all stakeholders at all levels of competency.
  • Perform classroom and in-field training as defined in established program.
  • Develop and implement a field audit approach to evaluate Animal Handling program efficacy.
  • Assist with Animal Handling and Safety investigations as well as follow up corrective actions.
  • In Field diagnosis and troubleshooting of animal handling processes and outcomes.
  • Engagement of contract producers, drivers and production personal with supporting information
    and feedback of performance as it relates to quality movements of animals
  • Key resource to Producers and Service Managers in areas of responsibility

Education: Professional, two or four-year degree required.
TQA, PQA Plus certification is not needed upon hire but is required to perform job.
Moderate livestock and/or relevant industry experience required (4-9 years).
Bi-lingual (Spanish) speaking a plus.
Individual must demonstrate strong communication and presentation skills to engage
stakeholders, ensuring comprehension and ultimately influencing behaviors.
A successful individual will be naturally curious and exercise all means possible to eliminate
barriers, functioning as a change agent to achieve excellence in animal handling activities for both people and pigs.
The individual must practice sound judgement to appropriately identify and escalate issues to ensure compliance at all times.
Individual must possess personal organization and time management skills with the ability to
adapt and function effectively in a fast paced, changing environment.
Other Technical Skills required: Basic understanding of Microsoft Office programs, including
Outlook, Excel, and Word

Specialized or Motorized Equipment and/or Tools:

This position may require operating a company vehicle, or receiving regular mileage reimbursement, any offer for this position will be contingent upon the review of the candidate’s motor vehicle record (MVR). The MVR will be reviewed to determine insurability based on CF’s insurance carrier and company policy.

Vehicle Licensing Requirement: Class D

4-9 years
How to apply:

Apply online at www.christensenfarms.com or call 1-800-889-8531 for more information.

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