Genetic Supervisor (Manchester, IL) (55981)
The Maschhoffs, the largest family-owned hog production network in North America, is currently hiring a full-time Genetic Supervisor to work in our breed-to-wean farm near Manchester, IL.Job Overview:The Genetic Supervisor is responsible for the daily execution of all on-farm genetic work instructions as outlined by The Maschhoffs Genetic Program. The Supervisor is also responsible for execution of accurate data collection, accurate information reporting to the proper Genetic Information System and timely submission of answers to data inputting questions from the Genetic Information Systems Teams. The Supervisor reports to the Genetic Site Manager and works closely with the Genetics Service Manager. The Genetic Supervisor is also responsible for production responsibilities as assigned by the Genetic Site Manager.??Job Duties & AccountabilitiesGenetic Program ExecutionEnsure the farm is adhering to the genetic work instructions for the site including maintenance of genetic targets of the unit. Oversees quality assurance in single sire mating?s used to produce GGP replacement animals. Responsible for data integrity in all genetic documentation and individual pig identification including tagging and notching at birth, post weaning tagging, and tagging at entry into the sow unitPhenotypic evaluation of each animal in the unit at weaning and at final selection into the unit to include oversight of weighing, ultrasound scanning and feet and leg structure, body conformation and underline scoring.Train all employees to properly fill out genetic paperwork according to the genetic work instructions. Audit all record keeping, correct errors and retrain as needed.Accountable for transfer of accurate data to the Genetic Information Systems, Genetic Service Manager, and Genetic StakeholdersCommunicate and build rapport with the unit team while working in a dual role as the genetic supervisor and a unit employee to achieve both genetic and production goalsHold routine meetings with the site manager and unit staff to train genetic work instructions and add clarity to genetic goals and targetsRespond to objectives outlined by the Genetic Service Manager and the Site Manager and clearly communicate thoughts and ideas that may be relevant to the development of the programSustainability and StewardshipEnsure best management practices are consistent with commonly accepted standards for animal welfare, biosecurity and safe work environment.??Minimum QualificationsEducationHigh School Diploma, Bachelor?s Degree in Agriculture or related field preferredExperienceAt least 1 year experience in a sow production unit preferred??Knowledge, Skills and Abilities1) Knowledge of:??? Sow production systems??? Maintaining complete and accurate records??? Genetic evaluation system is a plus2) Skill in:??? Execution??? Leadership??? Communication??? Working with spreadsheets and web based entry of information3) Ability to:??? Lead and motivate people??? Record information legibly and accurately??? Organize, plan and execute??? Communicate effectively??? Work both independently and as a member of the production team?Apply for this job.