Sow Farm Manager - Western Illinois

Carthage System and Professional Swine Management - Carthage, IL

Full-timeEstimated: $51,000 - $63,000 a year
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The Sow Farm Manager is responsible for ensuring the carrying out of daily responsibilities in the caring for the welfare of the animals, including feed, water, and management. The Sow Farm Manager directly manages the team of farm employees and ensures they are working effectively and efficiently. This position will coordinate employees into highly effective team members to produce high quality animals in the most productive manner.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures animals are being cared for daily, including water, feed and management
  • Builds, leads, and trains successful team members to carry out assigned tasks
  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
  • Assists in controlling costs associated with feed, supplies, and labor
  • Sets long and short term targets and goals for breeding and farrowing success
  • Maintains accurate number integrity for record keeping
  • Coordinates and oversees completion of special projects
  • Makes recommendations for operational improvements
  • Conducts safety training meetings and ensures employees are working safely
  • Performs general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equipment
  • Maintains open line of communication with neighbors who share land boundaries
  • Complies with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the animals
  • Ensures welfare of animals
  • Assists with other duties as assigned

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or equivalent is preferred AND *
  • 3-5 years related experience in swine production AND**
  • Minimum of 1 year people management experience OR**
  • A combination of above*

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Problem solving techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of overall business strategy and operations
  • Basic proficiency in spreadsheet, database, word processing software
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to excel within an accelerated work environment
  • Motivation to work within a team based work environment
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk for extended periods & lift 50 lbs

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • swine production: 3 years (Required)
  • people management: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
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