Farm Operations Technician

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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 2000
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 2-years
  • Qualifications Associate

Job Description


Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3.6 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns three feed mills, manages 143,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities: The position of Farm Operations Technician is focused on animal reclaim and disposal, monitoring and managing the manure handling system, seasonal site care tasks, and assistance with seasonal preventative maintenance tasks on company assets
Major Areas of Accountability:
Animal Re-Claim and Disposal

  • Set daily schedule with production staff for daily pick up.
  • Maintain all relevant record keeping.
  • Maintain drop and pick up location cleanliness and appearance.

Manure System Management

  • Communicate and monitor schedule manure system.
  • Monitor and record manure system levels on storage units.
  • Monitor and record water consumption, identify concerns as they happen.
  • Establish separation flow rates and volume.
  • Seasonal Site Care
  • Assist with seasonal site care needs as work load allows.
  • Address site appearance needs, communicate with Branch Manager the issues and implement a plan to correct.

Seasonal Preventative Maintenance

  • Coordinate with Branch Manager when assistance is needed to meet deadlines for completion of seasonal preventative maintenance.
  • Work with Branch Manager and Repair Technicians on time sensitive work requests that may require additional labor to complete.

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