ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER

Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Dalhart, Texas


Description

Position at JBS USA Food Company

Purpose & Scope:  This position is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager in the total operation of breeding a sow farm consisting of 3150 to 9000 sows.                                                  

 

Principle Responsibilities:   

  • Support the Farm Manager with supervision and training of hourly employees
  • Effectively communicate expectations and job responsibilities to farm staff
  • Be willing and able to perform all jobs associated with sow production
  • Develop daily and weekly work schedules
  • Coordinating the activity of department lead personnel
  • Monitor the appearance of buildings and grounds are neat, clean and orderly at all times.
  • Oversee implementation and maintenance of breeding programs in accordance with the company’s breeding processes and procedures.
  • Oversee performance of regular breeder checks to determine status of new litters and breeder productivity, ensuring that the breeding colonies are producing appropriately to include animal numbers and adequate litters.
  • Manage animal nutrition, including feeding and watering animals, and cleaning and disinfecting pens, enclosures, and yards. 
  • Direct examination animals to detect symptoms of illness or injury.  Treat minor injuries and ailments and contact veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.
  • Supervise injection of vaccines.
  • Direct the selection of animals to be bred and semen specimens to be used, according to knowledge of animals, genealogies, traits, and desired offspring characteristics.
  • Ensure accurate recording of animal characteristics such as weights, growth patterns, and diets.
  • Direct packaging and labeling of semen to be used for artificial insemination, ensuring recording of information is accurate.
  • Oversee preparation of containers of semen and storage or shipment.
  • Inspect maintenance of logs of semen specimens used and animals bred.
  • Oversee measurement of specified amounts of semen into calibrated syringes.
  • Supervise injection of prepared animal semen into female animals for breeding purposes.
  • Direct adjustment of controls to maintain specific building temperatures required for animals' health and safety.
  • Examine semen microscopically to assess and record density and motility of gametes, and dilute semen with prescribed diluents, according to formulas.
  • Oversee, tattooing or tagging of animals to allow animal identification.         

Required Qualifications:
•    4 year college degree or equivalent experience 

  • 3+ years complete sow production experience
  • Strong communication and listening skill
  • Understanding of computer systems
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a team
  • Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Bio-Security and swine production
  • Proven safety track and awareness             

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish

Travel: Occasional travel required

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled