Live Operations Clinton, Illinois


Position at JBS USA

Essential Functions: 
  • 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 is required for animals' health and safety.
Success Factors: 
  • Ability to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction.
  • Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting good judgment.
  • Ability to use a System Improvement Model and Leadership Imperatives to work through problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to create win/win relationships with subordinate employees.
  • Ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on time.
  • Ability to focus on details.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Job Qualifications: 
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 
  • 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.