Career Level Others
Experience 1-2 years
Qualifications Degree Bachelor
Our company is looking to fill one full time position as a Swine husbandry Specialist (SHS) and Grower Relations Coordinator.
The person hired for this position will work with our contract producers primarily in the nursery phase, teaching the proper aspects of starting pigs in a wean to finish scenario. This includes but is not limited to proper feed and water management, proper ventilation management and proper identification and treatment of sick animals. There will also be times in this position that the SHS will be asked to cover other field territories which could include working with pigs of different ages and stages in their development. This is a “hands on position” in which the individual will be working side by side with our production partners. The ability of this individual to develop and maintain a win/win relationship with our production partners is a must.
The person selected for this position must:
Have the ability to identify issues, develop potential solutions and implement corrective action within a swine production facility.
Have a good understanding of animal health and biosecurity procedures.
Have basic knowledge of (or the ability to be trained in) proper swine husbandry skills.
Enjoy working with swine and have the ability to work within a swine production facility environment on a nearly constant basis.
Have strong communication skills that allow the individual to work on a regular basis with contractors and their employees.
Have the ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on-time as needed with a focus on details.
Incorporate the core principles of PQA+.
Have basic computer skills including, but not limited to, Outlook, Excel and Word.
Have a college degree related to Animal Science, Agriculture or related subject would be beneficial in this position.
Have a current driver’s license and good driving record.
This position is a salaried position and the person hired for the job would report directly to the Regional Finishing Manager for this designated area of Iowa.