Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities
This position is responsible for leading a functional team within the boar facility to effectively accomplish production and economic goals of the department and will also support the Mission of the Company by providing for the care of all animals at the designated work site.
Major Areas of Accountability
Minimum formal education required: None
Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: 1 to 3 years of swine production and/or management experience preferred
Specialized Training Requirements: Training will be provided on the job
Other Technical Skills: None
Proven high level of integrity required
Bachelor’s degree highly desirable
Previous boar stud experience preferred
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Excellent husbandry skills
Strong commitment to teamwork and team-building
Must be detail-oriented
Ability to understand and acquire emerging technical skills
Ability to follow instructions and deal with standardized situations
Proven trainer and talent developer
Must be on call to work in emergency situations to include, but not be limited to, power outages or personnel shortages
Demonstrated, effective computer skills
Weekend, evening and holiday work as needed
Ability to do physical labor
Must be able to work an average 43-hour week, which can vary frequently
Willingness to shower in and out of facilities
Apply online at www.christensenfarms.com or call 1-800-889-8531 for more information.
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