Farrowing Manager

Full time Kalmbach Feeds in Production Email Job
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  • Experience 2 years

Job Description

About the Role:

As we continue to grow our operation we are looking for intelligent, hardworking, and innovative individuals who can effectively manage a farrowing house or gestation barn and maintain the success we have enjoyed as a company. This is a production position of high responsibility conducting supervisory activities and related functions. The ideal candidate must have excellent organization and people skills to meet customer demands, corporate goals, and build an effective cross-functional team.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Organize and delegate daily/weekly workflow schedule
  • Plan and execute departmental and overall farm goals and targets
  • Exhibit proficiency in all departmental, sow unit skill sets needed for a specific department
  • Oversee proper nutrition, welfare, and medical treatment for all animals
  • Optimize productivity through management of gilt entry, cull matrices, breed planning, and wean schedules.
  • Train, develop, and mentor farm staff
  • Artificial Insemination of sow
  • Heat and pregnancy checks
  • Treat and vaccinate pigs
  • Accurately record data and utilize sophisticated computer software to generate statistical reports
  • Possess basic mechanical skills needed to perform routine maintenance of facility

The Right Candidate:

  • This person should be self motivated, work well independently
  • Exhibit strong math and computer skills
  • Demonstrate communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Have the ability to thrive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Possess a reliable, dependable, and motivated personality
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork and employee development
  • Willingness to relocate is a plus
  • Flexibility to work every third weekend and additional hours as needed
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to stoop, bend, and lift fifty pounds
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Agriculture, or related field is preferred
  • At least 2 years of management experience
  • Experience working in a large-scale sow production facility

About the Company:

Kalmbach Feeds offers the highest quality nutritional products for livestock, poultry, and companion animals.  The company was founded in 1963 by Milton and Ruth Kalmbach with a vision to develop the finest products, providing customers with the best possible nutritional value.  The Kalmbach family’s traditional core values have served as the compass for consistent success for over five decades, and the company has become the regional leader within the animal nutrition industry.  Kalmbach Feeds enjoys an excellent reputation for quality and integrity within the animal nutrition industry and is comprised of smart self-starters who are driven to serve customers.  Our experienced, talented team utilizes cutting-edge technology and proprietary processes to deliver safe, innovative products.  Our stringent ingredient testing, computer automated systems, patented technologies, dedicated manufacturing facilities, and in-house nutrition specialists guarantee it.  Additional information regarding our exciting company can be found at https://bit.ly/kalmbachfeedsculturevalues   and www.kalmbachfeeds.com/.

Kalmbach Feeds Offers:  

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits with eligibility on date of hire
  • 401(K) (traditional and Roth options) with generous company match
  • 3 Weeks Paid Time Off in first year
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Competitive Compensation
  • On Staff Life Coach
  • Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans
  • Access to Beach Front Company Condo in Fort Myers, FL

Kalmbach Feeds is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Each applicant for employment is considered solely based on job qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.  The information contained within your resume and application, including employment history, educational history, and references, are subject to verification.  Pre-employment drug screen (hair and urine), physical, and criminal background check required.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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