PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Production Well-Being Specialist will insure that all swine in the Iowa Select Farms system are raised and handled following the guidelines set forth in 1) Iowa Select Farms Production SOP’s, 2) Iowa Select Farms Animal Welfare Statement, and 3) SelectCare.
Education/ Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Animal agriculture or related field. At least 3 years work experience in swine production, training or auditing fields is preferred. Current PQA-Plus and/or TQA Advisor Certification (or the ability to obtain certification within 6 months of employment).
Qualifications: Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
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. This person should possess the ability to articulate well and communicate issues to a variety of audiences, from on-farm personnel to customers and consumers. Direct contact with animals will occur, so good stockmanship and bio-security practices must be understood and practiced at all times. Computer literacy is important with competencies in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Access and Internet Explorer. The employee must be able to, with or without accommodation, work in all facilities within the requirements of this job description.
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. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 pounds and to climb over gates up to 48 inches in height as well as pushing, pulling, bending and kneeling. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls, or animals. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear.
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For more information, contact Allyson at 641.316.3251.