Department Head Trainee

Full time @GJL Farms in Production Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 36228
  • Experience Prior experience preferred

Job Description

Department Head Trainee in Beloit, KS and Pratt, KS


The Sow Farm Department Head Trainee will report to and assist the Farm Manager.  The Department Head Trainee directs the daily operation of the farm breeding or farrowing department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, scheduling and assigning tasks to meet production goals, staff development/training, animal and human health and welfare.  The Department Head Trainee knows and performs all department functions/tasks personally and through subordinates.  The Department Head trainee position will also provide for the care of all animals at the designated work site, particularly their health, growth, and breeding.


  • Abides by all company policies, procedures and guidelines as directed by farm leadership.
  • Ensures the day-to-day activities and processes are scheduled/performed according to standard procedures/policies in company technical manuals and relevant company documentation.
  • Trains and monitors subordinate performance and provides appropriate coaching.
  • Maintains equipment and the environment in all section barns, at all times. Identifies all inconsistencies and immediately rectifies them.
  • Manages, monitors and controls feed inventory at all times to satisfy animal requirements and to minimize waste. Manages day-to-day inventory procedures for the section and practices standard inventory control initiatives.
  • Maintains accurate production information and update all department records as required.
  • Treats sick animals with a variety of pharmaceuticals by injection, oral application, and/or other methods as required.
  • Follows the Standard Operating Procedures, Production Manuals, or Appropriate Training Guides as required.
  • Follows the Company’s animal welfare policies and procedures including providing a physical environment that meets the animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high-quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia to include proper disposal of animals.
  • Responsible for complying with all environmental laws and procedures and report any issues immediately to the supervisor.
  • Responsible for understanding all safety requirements of the job and ensuring their employee’s compliance

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