Wean to Finish Production Supervisor

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  • Experience 5+ years

Job Description

Position Summary: Oversees swine wean-finish production of managed companies and relationships of Standard Nutrition Services as directed by the Director of Wean-Finish Production, ensuring execution of swine production in accordance with budgets, protocols, and procedures established by management.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Directs, participates in the execution of, and develops protocols and procedures necessary for successful wean-finish management, including, but not limited to: sorting, feeding and watering, health treatments, ventilation, facility/site maintenance and environment, transportation, bio-security, and pig monitoring and care.
• Approves facilities for pig arrivals. Directs and assists in initial count, sort, and grading of pigs received, ensuring correct sorting according to protocols as well as approving/adjusting health and feeding plan.
• Monitors pig performance in facilities to identify and approve any necessary adjustments to health and feeding plan to meet pig flow requirements (i.e. health challenges requiring special treatments and/or nutrition adjustments).
• Performs diagnostic work where necessary and appropriate. Involves necessary consultation from Standard Nutrition Company nutritionist and approved veterinarians.
• Maintains communication and relationship with approved veterinarians assisting in herd health protocols and diagnostics.
• Assists in marketing of pigs by projecting, selecting and communicating to Grow/Finish Coordinator pigs ready for market, based on weight, packer, and pig flow.
• Evaluates facility repair, maintenance, and capital improvement needs.
• Oversees and evaluates employees and contract growers within managed pig flows identifying opportunities for training and development.
• Performs biosecurity, animal welfare, and production auditing and evaluations regularly and assists in communication of such to management and ownership.
• Collaborates in development of swine production protocols and procedures approved by Management for promotion of acceptable animal husbandry practices and pig flow management.
• Ensure timely and accurate reporting of information from sites/facilities related to pig flows, necessary for financial/operational analysis and management utilizing platforms within the system such as the Feed Allocation System(FAS), Barn Vista, Smartsheet, or other platforms as developed.
• Ability to troubleshoot, teach and train on ventilation, routine repair and maintenance (brooders, heaters, feedlines/motors, controllers, curtains, etc.)

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
• Regular, consistent attendance is essential to the function of this position.
• Supporting, promoting and adhering to company policies, procedures and values.
• Follows all bio-security measures possible according to Standard Nutrition Services Bio-Security Policy.
• Creates a positive work environment for co-workers by example.
• Follows all safety rules and practices and encourages coworkers to do the same.
• Other duties as may be assigned to fulfill responsibilities of this position.
• Performs grower and employee performance reviews. Ensures staffing levels are appropriate and required positions filled with qualified employees.
• Provides input on staffing requirements, wage levels, and other employment matters.
• Attending scheduled meetings and training meetings.
• Regular and routine communication with Director of Wean-Finish.

Skills and Abilities:
• Work effectively and proactively with a variety of personalities.
• Work effectively, calmly and respectfully with live animals.
• Ability to be a team player and assist other areas as needed.
• Must have strong cleanliness habits at all times.
• Detailed and organized.
• Proficiency in basic reading, math and computer skills. Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, and web-based platforms such as FAS, Barn Vista, & Smartsheet
• Must display a professional image through verbal communication and actions.

Working Conditions: Duty performance is almost exclusively in a hog confinement in rural areas. Hours of work are generally schedule around good livestock husbandry needs as wells as during regular business hours. This position requires the ability to respond as needed to animals needs and does include occasional evenings hours, weekend hours, and holiday hours. There will be some variation in work hours due to animal care and health, weather, employee shift
schedules, special projects, and other concerns. Hours average 50 hours per week. Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas.

Physical Requirements:
• Standing, walking and ability to be on feet while on concrete 8 to 10 hours per day.
• Frequent bending, reaching, squatting, stooping, and kneeling.
• Frequent use of one or both hands/arms to grasp, push, pull, lifting of objects weighing 3-50 pounds
• Ability to climb ladder approximately feet 15-25 feet in elevation.
• Occasional bending while lifting/pulling 50 pounds to 100 pounds of force to move an object with or without the assistance of another person.
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Must be able to print and/or write legibly.

Equipment/Instruments Used: Syringes, needles, scalpel, sort panels, disinfecting chemicals, hand held computers, personal protection equipment such as goggles, ear protection and face shields.

Experience: 5+ years of livestock experience with some college or technical schooling preferred.

Trainings: PQA+ and TQA+ certified, Safety Trainings, Group Trainings, Monthly Supervisor Meetings.

Additional Requirements: A qualifying insurable driver’s license must be maintained as a company vehicle may be available or reimbursement of mileage on personal vehicles. Company will provide a stipend for personal cell phone. Accurate logs, bio-security, personal use and occupancy compliance expectations must be followed. Position may involve performing duties of absent employees to ensure proper animal husbandry practices. May involve occasional overnight
travel.

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