Pipestone System Farrowing Lead in Elkton, South Dakota

##Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Lead and develop farrowing team
  2. Train farrowing employees to follow all production protocols and procedures
  3. Monitor employee performance versus protocols to maximize sow production & efficiencies
  4. Develop area employees to provide specialized skills necessary for smooth work flow
  5. Train farrowing employees in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production
  6. Maximize the daily tasks of the department to achieve production targets
  7. Complete area paperwork accurately and timely; train farrowing employees in required production paperwork and monitor employee activity for accuracy

  8. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with area employees and farm management

  9. Utilize task sheets and time frames to maintain an organized workday
  10. Utilize consistent monitoring of task schedules for both yourself and farrowing area employees
  11. Give daily input to farm management on production, animal health, and farrowing employee issues
  12. Train farrowing employees on how their personal performance affects the finances of the organization

  13. Ensure farrowing paperwork is completed accurately and on time

  14. Work with farm management to ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigation
  15. Daily recording of monitored production items
  16. Ensure employees are properly trained on how to complete paperwork in the farrowing area. Submit production records and corrections on time

  17. Bio-Security Adherence

  18. Adhere to all bio-security protocols, train farrowing staff on bio-security and monitor employee activity for compliance
  19. Ensure farrowing area bio-security audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis

  20. Safe Working Environment

  21. Follow all safety procedures and guidelines
  22. Teach farrowing area employees safety procedures and monitor employee activity for compliance
  23. Ensure all safety equipment is in place and utilized
  24. Learn accident prevention measures for farrowing area, train farrowing employees and monitor employee activity for compliance
  25. Consistently monitor animal welfare procedures in farrowing area

  26. Ventilation Controls

  27. Monitor and ensure farrowing area ventilation system is in good working order
  28. Regularly monitor the environment to achieve optimum comfort for the animals
  29. Train farrowing area employees to provide regular input to maintain optimum comfort for animals

  30. Facility Maintenance

  31. The facility must be maintained and well kept
  32. Train and direct farrowing staff to complete routine maintenance on a daily basis
  33. Communicate non-routine repairs to farm management
  34. Train, direct and monitor staff to keep farrowing area clean and organized

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Other duties and projects as assigned by farm management

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Education:High School Diploma or GED Preferred

Experience:2+ Years Livestock Experience with High School Diploma Preferred

Training:My Pipestone New Hire Courses

  • Introduction
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biosecurity
  • Employee Handbook
  • PQA
  • Safety

Additional Position Related My Pipestone Assigned

Monthly Animal Welfare, Biosecurity and Safety Topics (combined)

Annual Safety Refresher Training

Work

* Environment:* Agricultural swine environment in rural area

Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas

Gestation, farrowing, and small swine care processes

Physical

* Requirements:* Standing, walking and ability to be on feet 8 to 10 hours per day

Frequent bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling

Frequent use of one or both hands/arms to grasp or pull

Frequent lifting of objects weighing 3-20 pounds

Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or requiring up to 50 pounds of force to move

Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds or requiring up to 100 pounds of force to move with the assistance of another person as needed

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Must be able to print and/or write legibly

Additional

Requirements:Must be able to work weekends

Must have reliable method of transportation to get to work

ALL ADDRESSES: Elkton, SD

FULL-TIME: Full-time

Job Title: Farrowing Lead

Location: Kodiak-20314

Req Num: 18-622