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Operations Specialist

About this Job:


Typical Duties of an Operations Specialist include:

    • Drive biological pig performance by learning and executing daily Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that include but are not limited to:
      • Individual pig care
      • Feed and water system management
      • Ventilation requirements
      • Animal handling
      • Assist in daily site logistics for pig and feed movements.
    • Participate in on-farm technology evaluations and on-farm process improvement.
    • Responder to alarms that can occur any time of day or night.
    • Routine weekend responsibilities (every other weekend) for the execution of the daily SOP.
    • Work collaboratively with internal and external maintenance staff and vendors to ensure the facility is maintained and repaired as needed.
    • Assist technical staff to maintain and validate research equipment.
    • Maintain cleanliness of the facility (inside and outside, laundry, office, etc.).
    • Ensure responsible use of company resources within an operating budget.


Associates Degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Business or a related field.

Bachelors Degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Business or a related field is preferred but not required.


No previous experience in modern swine production required, but an internship of 6 months – 1 year pig management experience preferred. Three years of swine research and/or testing may be substituted for the Associates degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Computer operations
Microsoft Office operation
The animal agriculture industry

Skill in:

Verbal and written communication
Critical thinking and informed decision making
Hands on learning and working

Ability to:

Work on hard floors, stand for extended periods of time, and lift at least 50 lbs.
Work both independently and in a team environment to accomplish goals
Work within an ambiguous environment
Communicate in a fashion that results in efficient, accurate execution
Work with allied and internal partnerships in a professional, courteous manner
Maintain confidentiality
Listen and accept coaching from peers and managers
Pay attention to detail

How to apply:

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