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Production Manager Trainee

About this Job:

Excellent Career Opportunity
Smithfield is looking for motivated individuals who will train to become future leaders in our organization. Good Food Starts With Good People!

Summary: Learns, demonstrates knowledge and skills, and becomes certified in all aspects of company systems and the pork industry standards. This position functions under the supervision of the appropriate department leader while performing all duties and responsibilities as a learning/development process.
• Gains a solid understanding of and ability to implement company systems such as pig production processes, animal flow, farm health, genetics, husbandry, etc
• Performs and masters all hourly jobs under supervision. Becomes certified in each job after showing competence and skill/understanding in each
• Works as a team player in the accomplishment of daily work requirements and farm goals
• Develops and establishes rapport/relationships with all personnel and management
• Develops and prepares required reports on experiences encountered and addresses/shares opportunities for improvement

• Competitive wage $35k to $40k plus a full benefits package
• Must be able to work an average 40-hour week with average 8-hour workday, which can vary frequently; Weekend, evening and holiday work required as needed


Job Requirements include:
• 4-year college degree in Agribusiness, Animal Science or related Agricultural field of study, or equivalent supervisory experience and/or previous swine experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Must be able to work an average 48 hour week, which can vary frequently
• Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed
• Must shower in and out of farm facilities daily
• Ability to lead others
• Ability and willingness to relocate to complete training and assume first managerial assignment
• Must be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft software

Abilities Required:
• Must be able to frequently climb over, under, and around penning
• Must be able to walk and stand on concrete for 9 to 12 hours per day, walking down narrow alleys and in and out of narrow penning
• Must be able to walk an average of 2 – 4 miles per day, occasionally up to 5 or 6
Must be able to lift 50 lbs on a limited basis
• Must be able to occasionally work in situations two feet above the floor in a leaned-over or squatted position
• Must be supportive of the mission of raising swine for human consumption of high quality pork products
• Must be able to tolerate and willing to learn and perform the following tasks: euthanasia, castration, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging for identification, taking blood samples and other procedures normal to animal husbandry
Must be able to operate a high pressure washing system
• 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, odors, and frequently noisy conditions
• Must be able to work in a stressful environment
• Must be able to work effectively with others in a team environment

How to apply:

Apply online by clicking HERE!.

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