Sow Farm Unit Manager

Full time @Eichelberger Farms in Management Email Job
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 40377
  • Experience 3 years
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Objective

The objective of the Sow Farm Manager is to effectively manage and maintain a successful sow unit operation. This is a position of a high level of responsibility and commitment.  Requires the ability to lead and manage the farm production team to meet production goals effectively and efficiently.

Key Abilities

  • Reading and writing skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Be highly Organized
  • Highly Responsible
  • High Commitment Level
  • Basic math and computer skills
  • Ability to communicate in English
  • Prefer candidates with at least 3 years of experience in U.S. swine production and people management.

Educational Requirements

  • At least a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Engineering, Biology, or other related field desired but not required. Experience will be taken into consideration.

Physical Job Requirements

  • Frequent lifting of 5lbs up to 25lbs
  • Occasional lifting in excess of 25lbs up to 75lbs
  • Ability to resist 25lb pressure hose for extended duration routinely throughout the work week
  • Requires a lot of physical movements such as bending, stretching, walking, squatting, pulling, pushing, lifting, and working on your feet.

Work Environment

  • Loud
  • Dusty
  • Live interaction with large and small animals

Responsibilities

  • Develop and delegate weekly work activities.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Ensure a clean and organized work environment including regular cleaning of farm entrances, break areas, and other common areas.
  • Train, develop, and mentor the production team.
  • Oversee new employee training and orientation.
  • Manage and document work performance through routine follow-up and performance evaluations for new and existing employees.
  • Attend any alarm calls
  • Ensure farm staff, visitors, and contractors follow internal and external biosecurity protocols at all times.
  • Ensure complete, accurate, and legible records from the production team.
  • Turn in production records and other reports by appropriate deadlines and to the appropriate people.
  • Responsible for maintaining all production targets (breeding and wean age)
  • Oversee and coordinate the completion of special projects on the farm.
  • Coordinate quarterly blood tests with Sow Production Manager.
  • Oversee proper nutrition, welfare, and medical treatment for animals.
  • Conduct monthly safety training and ensure all farm staff and visitors follow company safety procedures.
  • Attend periodic production and training meetings. (May require occasional traveling.)
  • Maintain accurate and necessary medicine and farm supply inventory.
  • Responsible for responding to alarm calls after normal work hours in event of farm system malfunctions.
  • Review and approve staff timecards by payroll deadlines.
  • Maintain good communication with the production team daily and through periodic meetings and by timely addressing production team questions and concerns.
  • Establish and maintain open communication with the company management team.
  • Ensure that the company’s core values are being respected.
  • Keep Sow Production Manager informed of farm matters.

Other Responsibilities

  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned.

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