Alley Buyer/Procurement Lead (2374)

Operations Windom, Minnesota


Position at Prime Pork

Prime Pork is seeking a qualified individual to serve as an alley buyer/procurement lead. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Sort butcher hogs according to weight and quality.
  • Monitor the load for excited, slow, down or non-ambulatory animals
  • Move livestock from unloading area and to the scale.
  • Follow Prime Pork’s animal wellbeing and handling polices.
  • Maintain head count and weight of hogs received at plant.
  • Maintain animal identification by assigning tattoo numbers and/or tagging all hogs including any dead or non-ambulatory hogs.
  • Assist Procurement Manager in daily assignments.
  • Assist in operation of the scale.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Good working knowledge of livestock quality and livestock handling. 2+ years’ experience.
  • Ability to stand or walk for entire shift
  • Ability to withstand higher levels of noise, dust and odors associated with livestock on a daily basis
  • Experience with tattooing hogs and using of animal driving aids.
  • Ability to have the physical strength to assist in gently rolling 200- 300 lb. non-ambulatory animal
  • Ability to bend or move in order to motivate hogs to move with voice and driving aids
  • Ability to work in areas of extreme heat, and cold conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on a daily basis and be able to stand for up to 12 hours
  • Ability to differentiate between little and heavy hogs (weight estimation)
  • Ability to read and write as required
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug tests
  • Good counting/ math skills
  • Good verbal communication
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people. Bilingual Spanish and English a plus
  • Ability to maintain high expectations pfor self and others, demonstrating a dedication to achievement of results.
  • Demonstrated ability to function successfully in a fast paced, changing work environment
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to sit, stand, squat, walk, grasp, lift, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear
  • Basic computer skills required
Preferred Qualifications:
  • TQA Certification
  • Experience operating a captive bolt gun
  • Experience operating a skid loader

At Prime Pork, LLC, we offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary, and a competitive benefit package including health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan, profit sharing, PTO (paid time off) and Holiday Pay.

About our Company:
The Prime Pork, LLC plant is located in Windom, MN.  Prime Pork is a specialty pork plant focusing on taste and quality with a premium product.  Doing things differently, Prime Pork is bringing to market a state-of-the-art pork processing facility focusing on genetics, animal health care and quality feed as a response to the public’s changing preferences in farm-to-table, local food.  Prime Pork is part of the broader Taylor family of companies.  If you want to join this fun, new start up, please apply online at or contact Linda at or 507-386-5832.