Swine Production Lead, Britt, IA
Brief Description Assists in the production processes of the facility, safe environment and research processes related to individual(s) and/or work group(s) related to research trials. Coordinates and ensures areas of responsibility of the swine team to support all aspects of research. Establishes objectives and operating policies in these areas and assures everything is performed in a safe manner. Principal Accountabilities60% Production Management:? Responsible for farm productivity by leading farm workers to achieve production goals and assignments?
Weekly reports sent to Facility Manager with actions identified for areas not meeting production targets? Responsible to coach, discipline, and enforce compliance? Fills in as needed in:o Isolation:
– Daily checks, vax, Feed weigh back, husbandryo Farrowing: –
Husbandry, treatments, culling, birth weights, farrow records, day 1 careo Breeding dept: – Feed/scrape, treat as needed, heat check, grouping animals, AI, moving animals-
Record matings, treatments, etc-
Ultrasounding30% Facility/grounds/Safety Management:? Consistently assess and make recommendations of Sow herd numbers, inventory needs? Work with Elk River on gilt replacement and shipments? Inventory supplies needing to be ordered as needed? Assure maintenance of building is maintained? Assures CAN safety program is implemented a d enforced (safety audits, safety training/goals, record keeping)10%Training Lead:? Contribute to the on-site training for CAN employees on sow productivity and nutrition? Research/Data capture:o Measure and record feed weigh backs o Transfer data from animal scales/carts to laptopo Complete and hang sow feed/farrow data collection cards according to assigned trial treatmento Place and remove environmental temperature recorders in locations according to trial protocolso Maintain research data collection equipment in working order (i.e.: calibration checks)?Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.? Skills:
Minimum Required Qualifications?Bachelor?s Degree in related fieled or in lieu of degree 1 year of swine experience.?Experience in swine production facility.?Experience in maintain, maintenance, and meeting budget requirements.?Ability to apply safety, employment practices and understands supervisor responsibilities. Preferred Qualifications?College education in related field.?Experience with STATs.?2 – 8 years supervisory experience.