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Unit Manager

About this Job:

PURPOSE: Working with and reporting to the Production Manager, the Unit Manager is responsible for the daily management and coordination of all departments within the breeding and farrowing hog barn to ensure that all company goals and objectives are met.


  • Provide direct supervision, training, mentoring, delegation of work and guidance to all barn technician’s.
  • Provide required administrative duties, including work schedules, documentation, payroll timesheets, evaluations, etc.
  • Understand OH&S regulations associated with the Unit and endorse and monitor the use of personal protective equipment, safe work procedures.
  • Understanding of industry programs such as CQA,ACA,TQA and ensuring units/employees maintain their certification.
  • Understanding of the Company’s standardized production processes  and ensuring processes are followed.
  • Coordinate maintenance in and outside of barn, including manure management, ventilation, feed systems, penning/slats, and general building maintenance.
  • Coordinate yard upkeep and snow removal policies.
  • Ensure incidents at unit are documented and reported.
  • Respond to alarm call-outs and emergencies at the unit.
  • Order supplies as required.
  • Attend scheduled production meetings in Humboldt, SK, when requested.
  • Delivery of training programs & conducting staff performance reviews.
  • Ensuring that the production process is cost effective.
  • Ensuring that products and services are of high quality & work with other departments for quality controls.
  • Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed.
  • Responsible to act safely in performing job duties at all times and reporting safety concerns.
  • Other duties as required.

• Certificate/Diploma in Animal Science or Veterinary Technology preferred; CQA, TQA Certified
• 5 years’ experience in a hog barn preferred
• Strong leadership, personnel management and motivational skills
• Adaptability & good time management and the ability to hold effective meetings
• The ability to understand and analyze physical and financial records
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Basic Computer skills with experience in Excel, Word programs

5 years
How to apply:

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Or fax your application to: (306) 682-1926.