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Trailer Wash Manager

About this Job:

Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota.  Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites.  The company employs nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products.  Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Position Overview & Responsibilities                                 

This position is responsible to ensure all live haul equipment sanitation needs are executed in accordance with safety, quality and bio-security standards to meet transportation deadlines.  The Trailer Wash Manager will provide leadership to the team working at the wash in which they supervise and will support personal development of staff to fulfill individual career objectives as well as organizational needs.  This individual will be expected to develop strong working relationships to help develop and implement solutions for inter-dependent opportunities/challenges.  A strong sense of ownership in results as they relate to leadership and operational metrics is expected of the individual in this role.

Major Areas of Accountability

  • Responsible for ensuring a safe work environment and culture in our facilities by leading and maintaining our safety programs
  • Responsible for supervising, coaching and developing direct reports. Must work with contract labor partners to provide feedback on how the contract washers are performing and direct them as needed to achieve our business results.
  • Participate in the development of the departmental business plan and budgeting process to support continuous improvement and strategic initiatives.
  • Verify budget spend at the end of each month for accuracy.
  • Accountable for improvement of Key Performance Indicators including leadership and operational metrics
  • Establish and implement plans and strategies to develop trailer wash leads and wash staff to support career objectives and organizational leadership needs.
  • Develop strong relationships with key business partners to anticipate and resolve issues to improve business processes, both internal and external to the trailer wash department
  • Coordinate training, SOP development and process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance, support personal development and contribute to departmental progress.
  • Ensure all required tools, equipment and resources are available and utilized to fulfill trailer wash functions as per SOP.
  • Supervise and ensure quality, safety, bio-security and operational protocols and standards for the trailer wash are followed.
  • Implement and uphold maintenance and repair schedules of all trailer wash facilities and equipment
  • Input data/reporting and time keeping processes relative to trailer washes to ensure the needs of the business are fulfilled
  • Order and stock the appropriate supplies for wash site and drivers.
  • Ensure execution of facility/grounds maintenance & repair and coordinate with environmental resources to manage wastewater to company standards.
  • Manage utility use including LP, natural gas and water
  • Assist with trailer washing processes and inspecting as needed
  • Collaborate with Driver Lead/Transport Manager to support trailer repair and maintenance, and resolve any issues
  • Ensure trailers meet sanitation expectations and are equipped with necessary supplies/tools
  • Implement and update maintenance, repair and inspection schedules for all trailers located at the wash. Input and update required fields in the trailer repair spreadsheet.
  • Distribute and monitor driver involvement pertaining to the trailer pre and post trip inspection sheets. Perform the repair or schedule the appropriate repair based on needs submitted on the pre and post trips forms. Enter required data on the transportation goggle drive pre and post trip area daily.
  • Provide feedback to the Operations Manager on contract services, employee performance and work quality, labor needs and driver concerns and issues.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned
Requirement:

Minimum formal education required: High School Diploma or Equivalence
Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: 2 years, preferred
Specialized Training requirements: None
Other Technical Skills Required:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to exercise effective judgment and act under pressure
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, dynamic and challenging environment
Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Must possess a valid state driver’s license
Other Technical Skills required: Power washing experience required, mechanical background preferred.

Salary:
Experience:
2 years
How to apply:

Apply online by clicking HERE or call 1-800-889-8531 for more information.

Or click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button to email your resume. Please state Christensen Farms and the job title as the subject of your email application.

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