The Maschhoffs, the largest family-owned hog production network in North America, is currently hiring a Research Specialist to work out of the JBS Plant in Beardstown, Illinois.
Job Duties & Accountabilities:
Typical Duties of the Research Specialist include:
Type of Degree: Minimum of Associates Degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Business or a related field. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
Number of Years: No previous experience in modern swine production or research required, but an internship of 6 months – 1 year in swine production or research is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Animal biology with emphasis on production management practices used for swine
The Maschhoffs and the company core values
Scientific research methods and standards
Data collection methodology
Verbal and written communication
Research protocol execution
Budget and time management
Critical thinking and informed decision making
Work both independently and in a team environment to accomplish goals
Communicate in a fashion that results in efficient, accurate execution of tasks
Work with internal partners and co-workers in a professional, courteous manner
Be creative and champion change while always adhering to research standards
Listen and accept coaching from peers and managers
Execute research protocols according to the Maschhoffs R & D quality standards
Pay attention to detail
Work on hard floors, stand for extended periods of time, and lift at least 50 lbs.
Work within a challenging environment at times.
Engage in self development
The Maschhoffs is an EOE and offers an exceptional benefits package.
Please apply online by clicking HERE.