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Finishing Production Manager

About this Job:

JOB TITLE: Finishing Production Manager                             

REPORTS TO: President

LOCATION: Alden, IA     


HOURS:                Full-Time


The Finishing Production Manager will be responsible for overseeing and directing the daily activities and production of our grow to finish contract feeding operations, working with the pig producer’s area staff, and supervising our site laborers and contractors.


·         Responsible for the oversight of grow to finish sites, raising pigs under contract.  

·         Work with producers, contractors, and staff to ensure proper animal wellbeing standards are upheld and report any incidents that occur

·         Ensure that animals have feed and water available

·         Ensure that fans, curtains, and heaters are working properly and adjusted as needed

·         Establish and maintain relationships with producer, contractors, and caretakers and provide feedback regarding assigned sites

·         Perform site visit reports to access each site and proved solutions and feedback to the producer and caretaker

·         Conduct regular farm visits, complete site paperwork, and follow-up with contract growers and caretakers

·         Adhere bio-security policies and procedures and report any violations

·         Maintain facilities, equipment, and machinery in working condition

·         Responsible for monitoring pig placements, biosecurity, vaccine usage, marketing, etc.

·         Communicate and manage pig movements

·         Train and develop caretakers and keep them up to date with new trainings or changes in the system

·         Responsible for enforcing safety protocols and policies

·         Manage medication, vaccine, and supply inventories

·         Train caretakers on medication, vaccine, supply, and feed ordering

·         Maintain a veterinarian/client/patient relationship with the company’s veterinarians and adhere to their guidelines regarding animal health and improvement

·         Identify, diagnose, and respond to health, environmental, and nutritional requirements of animals

·         Ensure medications and vaccines are administered according to established protocols

·         Assist producer, contractors, and caretakers in the identification and treatment of pigs

·         Responsible for performing and training caretakers in performing animal euthanasia

·         Respond to alarm calls

·         Maintain certification and follow all PQA and TQA Guidelines



·         Thorough knowledge of biosecurity and animal handling best practices

·         Experience in leading people in a team environment

·         Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

·         Ability to effectively manage one’s time and the time of others in a fast-paced environment

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

·         Self-starter who is detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task

·         Ability to operate with a high level of confidentiality



·         3-5+ years in swine production

·         3-5+ years of management experience

·         Maintain an acceptable MVR

·         Weekday and weekend availability



·         The ability to lift 50+ pounds

·         Climb over gates

·         Repetitive pushing, pulling, bending, and kneeling

·         Regularly walk and stand on different surfaces for an extended period of time



·         Health, dental, visions insurance

·         401k retirement plan

·         Paid vacation and holidays

·         Safety bonus opportunity

3-5+ years
How to apply:

Apply online at summitag.com or click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button to email your application. Please state Summit Ag and the job title as the subject line of your email application.

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