Farrowing Team Lead - Plymouth
Candidates who express interest in this position will be considered based on the following criteria: experience working with pigs, overall work history, positive attitude, employee driving history, etc.
The person selected for this position must:
- Manage the daily farrowing activities for the Plymouth Sow Farm.
- Effectively lead and manage farrowing techs to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.
- Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
- Effectively communicate with the Breeding Department and the Farm Manager to plan animal flow and processing.
- Always lead with a focus on a safe work environment and make sure safe work processes are followed by employees.
- Be capable of managing production records to ensure they are accurate and timely.
- Be proactive and be able to plan ahead.
- Enjoy working with swine.
- Be able to work in a swine production facility environment.
- Be able to lift in excess of 50lbs moving up to 100 yards daily, be able to lift 15 lbs. repeatedly on a daily basis from side to side for at least 1 hour. Push and/or pull a minimum of 500 lbs. in a cart with wheels when required. Squat to floor, grip small objects with ease and twist at least 45 degrees.
- Be capable of repeated actions.
- Be responsive to visible signs of animal discomfort.
- Be responsive to verbal alarms and sounds of animals.
- Be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with other employees and company contacts.
- Be able to move, load and unload animals 600 plus pounds.
- Be able to walk and stand for long periods of time on different surfaces including concrete.
- Be able to climb in and out of crates and over obstacles.
- Be able climb different types of ladders including feed bin ladders.
- Be able to maintain balance on all surfaces.
- Be able to retain and perform written and spoken instructions.
- Must not own or live near any swine. Must not live with anyone who has contact with swine.
- During summer months outside temperatures can be over 100 degrees for entire scheduled workday.
- During winter months outside temperatures can be below zero for entire scheduled workday.
- During and after heavy rains or snowfalls the road in and around the farms can become extremely muddy, snow covered, icy and difficult to maneuver on.
- During different job duties the noise inside or outside barns can become very loud.
- Will be exposed daily to odors, dusts and gases that may be uncomfortable or hazardous if proper procedures are not followed.
- Will be exposed to electrical boxes and electrical machinery that are not to be entered or repaired by those who are not certified in basic electrical training and/or lock out tag out by the Safety Coordinator.
- Will be exposed daily to procedures that cause contact with hazardous materials.
The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:
- Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment;
- Paid Time Off: vacation, and 6 company observed holidays;
- 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule.
- Better Futures Program – Online Classes or select 2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!
- Supervisor Development Program: Opportunity to grow your career through leadership training.