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Swine Finishing Manager

About this Job:

GENERAL PURPOSE

Oversee all daily aspects of swine finishing unit, but not limited to, maintaining targets, daily pig care, facility maintenance, sort/delivery, heard health, vaccination program, nutrition, staff development and record keeping.  Responsibility will encompass up to 26,000 head of wean-to-finishers.

Duties Include:

  1. Administration
    1. Assist Swine Manager with farm budgets and department budgets
    2. Submit weekly sort/sell projection to Swine Manager
    3. Submit weekly accurate farm records to Records department
    4. Manage and maintain farm records
    5. Monitor department environmental controls
    6. Monitor pit status and coordinate timely removal of nutrients
    7. Manage and performs dead pig removal
    8. Manage and maintain whole farm bio-security standards
    9. Manage feed ordering, including budget, delivery, and compliance
    10. Monitor and order medication, and supplies for all departments
    11. Routinely check and repair facilities and equipment
    12. Monitor working condition of back-up generator
    13. Manage and evaluate all farm employees and perform evaluations
    14. Monitor health issues and report to Company Veterinarian
    15. Marketing – setting up loads, selecting pigs, and loading-out
  2. Daily Chores
    1. Oversee all daily feeding of animals and chores, including checking waters, pig condition, building and environment.
    2. Monitor whole herd health
    3. Monitor feed delivery and refill timeliness
    4. Determine cull pigs and transportation
    5. Maintain unit cleanliness
    6. Coordinate power washing and disinfecting between groups including the loading chutes.
  3. Hog Health
    1. Maintain department vaccination schedule
    2. Monitor department health status
    3. Maintain isolation of unhealthy pigs
    4. Organize Vet scheduling for auditing
  4. Employee Administration
    1. Train all staff on Policies & Procedures
    2. Instruct staff on all record keeping
    3. Teach staff to work as a team and lead by example
    4. Assist other team members with time management and production skill development
    5. Meet regularly with employees for production discussion and problem solving
    6. Ensure that each employee understands the expectations and performance requirements for his/her job
  5. Business Management
    1. Monthly analysis and explanation of variance on profit and loss statements
    2. Attend Quarterly Production meetings
  6. Other Duties
    1. Attend other staff meetings and training meetings as scheduled
    2. Follow all safety rules and practice and encourage team to do the same
    3. Follow all applicable bio-security measures per policies
    4. Regular, consistent attendance
    5. Any and all other tasks and responsibilities as may be required

 

We also offer Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, Vacation, Holiday, etc.

 

Requirement:

Skills & Abilities
• Prefer an animal science degree (Not Required)
• Minimum 2 or 3 years of experience
• Demonstrated problem solving skills & team building
• Good verbal & written communications skills
• Be a positive, productive member to produce a great culture

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

• Demonstrate ability to build a high performance/engaged work environment
• Effective use of key performance indicators in an swine environment to drive results
• Demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills
• Ability to develop standards, and measure results

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
• Basic computer skills
• Understanding of feeding/watering systems
• Understanding of chemicals/cleaning equipment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds.
• Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp.
• Requires visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read application information.
• Frequently required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and communicate verbally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, and is occasionally exposed to humid conditions, ambient air, hot and cold temperature, fumes or airborne particles, traffic, and chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but occasionally high.

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