Do you have a passion for livestock, enjoy communicating with others, pay strong attention to detail and are looking to advance your career in pork production? If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned, it’s time to consider a rewarding career with Iowa Select Farms!
We are looking to grow our team in Iowa Falls, Iowa with the addition of a Production Well-Being Specialist (PWB).
The PWB specialist will ensure that all animals in the Iowa Select Farms system are raised and handled following the guidelines set forth in: all Iowa Select Farms Production SOP’s; the Iowa Select Farms Animal Welfare Statement; and the SelectCare program. Additionally, the selected PWB Specialist will coordinate and carry out the ongoing animal handling and welfare training and internal auditing functions of the company. The selected candidate will provide a conduit for information transfer between the farm, the field staff, company veterinarians, senior management and harvest partners.
Key job responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
Additionally, all Iowa Select Farms employees must:
Education, experience and additional qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in animal agriculture or a related field.
At least 3-5 years of hands-on work experience in pork production, training or auditing fields is preferred.
Bilingual, Spanish speakers preferred, but not required.
Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to production sites, meetings and appointments
Ability to occasionally travel for weekend and evening work when necessary.
This position requires the specialist to work closely with staff veterinarians, managers, supervisors, production staff and other company employees, so teamwork and effective communication skills are very important.
Ability to articulate well and communicate issues to a variety of audiences, from on-farm personnel to customers and consumers.
Computer literacy is important with competencies in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and Internet Explorer.
This person must be a self-starter, be detail oriented, and be able to schedule tasks and meet timelines and deadlines. Thus, they must have strong personal initiative, organization, and dependability.
This person must also possess problem solving skills, creativity and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
The employee must be able to, with or without accommodation, work in all facilities within the requirements of this job description.
The ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to climb over gates up to 48 inches in height.
Pushing, pulling, bending and kneeling.
While performing the duties of this job, the PWB Specialist is regularly required to walk and stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls, or animals.
The PWB Specialist is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.
Compensation and Benefits:
Recently named a Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register for the second year in a row, Iowa Select Farms ensures that all of their employees are paid competitively and receive an excellent benefits package that includes: Health, vision dental, 401(k), vacation and holidays…and much more!
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For more information, contact Allyson at 641.316.3251.