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Team Lead (WTM)

About this Job:

The Maschhoffs, the largest family-owned hog production network in North America, is currently hiring for a full time Team Lead to work in our breed-to-wean production.

Function: Wean to Market Production

Location: McLean, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Having the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform by committing to being the best team member, manager, leader and individual they can be.
  • Responsible for the development and training of all team members™ production and interpersonal skills through open and honest informal daily feedback, goal setting and daily organization of their activities.  Lead the formal quarterly coaching sessions of their team members with the assistance of their Site Manager.
  • Promote safe work habits, maintain a safe working environment and document all work related injuries within 24 hours of occurrence.
  • Lead their team and themselves to perform timely duties and ensure compliance with practices that promote the health of the animals under their care (commonly referred to as bio-security practices).
  • Organize and participate in the daily production activities of their departments including:
    • Implementation, follow up, and review of the execution of standard operating procedures on the farm.  Provide feedback to employees and the Site Manager on the daily execution status of the SOP™s.
    • Communicating with the site manager on department needs such as feed, supplies, maintenance, personnel issues, etc.
    • Daily care that promotes well being and increased productivity of all animals. Ensuring humane animal handling, including the safeguard of animal health, providing access to water and feed, and the best possible environment.
    • Monitoring the health of all animals. Communicate all animal well being issues and/or concerns to the site manager. Ensure proper vaccinations, medications, and injections are given and documented as needed to promote animal well being, achieve regulatory compliance and increase production.
    • Organization of team members™ time including regular discussions with team members on short and long term planning, goal setting and prioritization of activities
  • Keep and maintain accurate production records to assist in the development of the team, themselves and the improvement of the system.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repairs on buildings and equipment, as well as, housekeeping responsibilities of the facility.  Provide timely information to the Housing Department through the Work Order System to ensure the facility is maintained in proper condition.
  • Implement best management practices for environmental stewardship including:
    • Proper regulation of manure storage facility (pit) levels
    • Flushing time and recharge of manure handling systems within the barns
  • In the Site Managers absence, fulfill his/her duties on a short term basis.
Requirement:

High School diploma or GED

Experience

2 years experience in the swine industry and/or 2 years of leadership experience in any field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1) Knowledge of:

Agriculture industry preferred
Company policies and procedures
Standard Operating Procedures of the system (thorough understanding)
Proper pig terminology and livestock handling (advanced)
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook) and basic understanding of computers is preferred
2) Skill in:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Organizational and Leadership skills
Training and development of team members on standard operating procedures

3) Ability to:

Work independently, as well as being a team player
Effectively monitor and develop subordinates to insure smooth operation of the farm
Maintain confidentiality
Desire to learn new skills
Use production records to facilitate improvements

Salary:
Experience:
2 years
How to apply:

Please apply ONLINE ONLY by clicking HERE. You will be redirected to The Maschhoffs job search page. Please search for Requisition Number: 57201