Feed Mill Plant Manager

Full time @Christensen Farms in Feed Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 41593
  • Experience 5+ years

Job Description

The position of Feed Mill Plant Manager has immediate responsibility for the property, plant and equipment of a single, assigned Feed Mill location. This role ensures efficient production of high-quality feed products, while maintaining compliance with safety and regulatory standards. The Feed Mill Plant manager will lead their team, oversee production processes, manage budgets and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance productivity and operational excellence.


Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Ensure consistency and quality standards are met in the following areas:
    • Grinding
    • Batching
    • Pelleting
    • Bin Management
    • Load out
  • Perform and document product quality control process as specified.
  • Collaborate with Feed Mill Maintenance Manager to develop and enhance standards for maintenance programs on all major pieces of equipment.
  • Ensure staff follow protocols for maintenance program on all pieces of equipment.
  • Diagnose feed processing problems and make any necessary equipment adjustments.
  • Responsible for plant cleanliness, appearance and grounds maintenance.
  • Ensure equipment inspections, cleaning and calibrations to assure quality control.
  • Manage ingredient inventory to SOP standards.
  • Responsible for entering and printing feed ingredient purchase orders and receipt of goods.
  • Maintain formula files and reconcile drug usage on a daily basis.
  • Submit ingredient and feed samples to lab and record results.
  • Maintains close and effective working relationships with accounting, technical services, vendors, contract producers, and government agencies.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and advocate for a safe work environment through participation in Safety Committee and monthly department safety meetings.
  • Collaborate with Feed Mill Maintenance Manager to develop parts and equipment replacement program.
  • Responsible for harvest activities including corn drying and corn piling processes.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Director of Feed Mill Operations.

Staff Development

  • Provide input and direction in the recruitment process
  • Provide leadership, coaching, development and supervision of employees
  • Hold staff accountable for production and financial results.
  • Participate in development and execution of a strategic staffing plan for the Feed Mill.
  • Schedule all staff and approve staff time off requests.
  • Prepare and communicate performance evaluations and plan reviews in a timely manner.
  • Assist in employee development training programs and monitor the use and effectiveness of the same.
  • Utilize individual employee development planning processes to build and maximize human capital through use of the management development courses and regular performance feedback.

Cost/Budget Influence

  • Assist Feed Mill Maintenance Manager in management of subcontractors to ensure quality work and completion of projects according to bid and specifications.
  • Assist in budgeting for Feed Mill repairs with maintenance manager.


  • Responsible for all grounds maintenance and plant appearance.
  • In collaboration with Feed Mill Maintenance Manager, partner with external project managers to oversee installation of new equipment or modification of existing equipment at Feed Mill.

Reports to:

  • Director, Feed Milling Operations

Management Scope and Level of Responsibility:

Mid-Level Management

Supervision of Others:

Direct: Yes

Indirect: Yes

Education, Training, and Experience Requirements:

Minimum formal education required: BS from four-year college or university in

Agriculture, Science, Business or equivalent experience.


Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: Minimal, 5-10 years. Previous management or feed delivery operations or related areas preferred.

Specialized or Motorized Equipment and/or Tools:

This position will require operating a company vehicle, or occasional mileage reimbursement. Any employment offer for this position is contingent upon the review of your motor vehicle record (MVR). The MVR will be reviewed to determine insurability based on CFF’s insurance carrier and company policy.


Vehicle Licensing Requirements: Class D. Class A CDL preferred, but not required.



  • Must possess a strong mechanical understanding of task-specific equipment
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office products and scheduling software
  • Must demonstrate a thorough understanding of low cost, high efficiency delivery and maintenance processes.
  • Ability to manage and act in a fasted paced environment
  • Must have the ability to adapt time and efforts in priority areas
  • Display a high level of professionalism and customer service mindset
  • Provide leadership and motivation to operations, dispatch, and trucking staff
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Use teamwork to promote excellence
  • Must maintain high degree of accessibility to staff and customers. May require evening or weekend work.
  • Comply with all Company, FDA/FSMA regulations, local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

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