Nursery Finish Farm Manager- S Meadows- Browning

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Job Detail

  • Job ID 41450
  • Experience 2+ years

Job Description

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A great job-and a great future-awaits you at Smithfield Foods. We’re an $18 billion U.S. food company with nearly 60,000 employees worldwide. We’re looking for motivated people who want to join our team and grow lasting and meaningful careers with us. Join our family today. Apply Now!

Your Opportunity

The Nursery-Finishing Farm Manager is responsible for leading the crew in developing and meeting farm goals by understanding and following the Standard Operating Procedures.  This position is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment and is responsible for managing personnel and management systems at the farms and meeting or exceeding production targets.

Core Responsibilities

  • Communicates and promotes Smithfield’ core values, mission, and goals to the members of the crew.
  • Works with the Production Manager to develop annual farm goals for the farms that will lead to the accomplishment of Smithfield’ goals
  • Assures farm biosecurity is maintained
  • Responsible for farm and financial performance by marketing animals for maximum return on weight targets and body condition
  • Working with the Production Manager, assures the farms are operating at maximum capacity and assist in coordinating animal transport
  • Assures accurate records are maintained
  • Responsible for maintaining animal identification systems
  • Trains new employees and assures proper animal husbandry skills are being utilized by all technicians.
  • Ensures all staff move through the Training and Certification process as rapidly as possible
  • Responsible for maintenance and sanitation of the facilities
  • Ensures all equipment, machinery and vehicles are accounted for and properly maintained
  • Does any and all tasks as described in the Technician job descriptions
  • Follows Smithfield 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 as written in the Euthanasia Action Plan found in the NPB publication, “On Farm Euthanasia of Swine – Options for the Producer”
  • Responsible for complying with all environmental laws and procedures to which Smithfield subscribes
  • Reports all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor
  • Reads and understands the company’s emergency notification process and will be responsible for reviewing that policy at their work site
  • Teaches and follows Standard Operating Procedures
  • Responsible for understanding all safety requirements of the job and for performing the job in compliance with the safety requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • High School Diploma or GED with 2+ years of experience as a Farm Manager or Head of Department
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in related field, preferred
  • Minimum 1-year experience in swine production required
  • History of good production in nursery or finishing environment
  • Must have good organization skills
  • Must have good leadership skills
  • Must have general computer knowledge
  • Understand and be responsible for animal production capability and take action to prevent performance loss
  • Ability to do hard physical labor
  • Good communication skills (Verbal and Written)
  • Ability to read and understand company communications in English and apply them in the workplace
  • Ability to utilize math to calculate performance for production and financial performance
  • Must have accurate record keeping skills and be able to collect, record, and analyze performance data
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Must have complete and thorough knowledge of all bio-security regulations
  • Must be able to work an average 45-hour week with an average 9-hour workday, which can vary frequently
  • Rotating days off which requires weekend and holiday work
  • Must be on call to work in emergency situations such as power outages or personnel shortages
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises Technicians and Head of Department (if applicable)
  • Responsible for all personnel including by not limited to: hiring, termination, worker safety, performance evaluation, goal reviews, certifications, payroll and staffing levels

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
  • Must be able to push, pull, and drag up to 100 lbs.
  • Must understand that Smithfield is a producer of high-quality pork for human consumption and must be supportive of the mission of raising swine for meat
  • Must be able to tolerate and willing to learn and perform the following tasks: euthanasia, castration, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging and tattooing for identification, taking blood samples and other procedures normal to animal husbandry
  • Must be able to work with and around a wide range of antibiotics (i.e. penicillin)
  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, orders, and frequently hot and noisy conditions


EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment selection process, please call us at 757-357-1595.


Salary Range

$39,000.00 – $58,500.00

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