Wean-to-Finish Field Representative
Wean-to-Finish Field Representative Since 1991, Wakefield Pork has been an industry leader in pork production, operating from south central Minnesota to northern Iowa. As a forward-thinking leader in the pork industry, the Wakefield Pork family strives to deliver a quality pork product that nourishes families across the world. We are looking for all kinds of employees with different types of experiences. We believe work ethic and strong values are as important as industry expertise. Summary: The Wean-to-Finish Field Representative is responsible for working with WPI contract growers to ensure consistent implementation of standard operating procedures to meet marketing and productivity targets. This person will also work closely with growers to ensure the well-being of the animals and promote environmental sustainability through improved efficiencies in site operation. Location: Current opening would be working in and around the Worthington, MN area Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Possess knowledge of all aspects of the Nursery/Wean-Finish/Finish productionProvide guidance to growers on WPI manuals, vaccination schedules, and feed budgetsTrack system-wide marketing trends and provide guidance to growers on selling their pigsTrack quarterly and yearly production trends and work with growers to set goals for continuous improvementRequires travel to accommodate Herd Health ScheduleMaintain open communication with WPI and contract growersConduct all scheduled regulatory herd health visits and provide written reportsImplement new procedures and updatesTrack pig flowStrictly follow the recommendations of WPI’s biosecurity protocolWork cooperatively with growers and assist them with day-to-day activities as requestedConduct herd health assessments and give guidance on medication use and spot treating, as neededAssist with supply and/or vet medication ordersCollect lab diagnostics for health assessments including, but not limited to, blood samples, tissue samples, etc.Assist with load-ins and load-outsFollow up on all crisis situations to ensure appropriate responsesAttend regular supervisor meetings with executive staffParticipate in grow-finish field representative and supervisor staff meetings and trainingsMaintain PQA Plus & TQA certification status Basic Qualifications:Minimum of AS degree in an Animal Science-related field, or equivalent experienceAt least one year of work-related swine experience preferred, but willing to trainWilling to travel and/or relocateAbility to communicate effectivelyExcellent production and leadership skillsRegular, consistent attendanceBe capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation Additional Requirements:This position requires operating a company vehicle. Any employment offer for this position is contingent upon the review of your motor vehicle record. A valid Class D license is required. WPI Will Provide:For this position, WPI will provide a company vehicle, cell phone, laptop and all-in-one printer Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 3-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 50 pounds. Position requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Frequently required, for extended periods of time, to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and communicate. Organizational Relationships:Interacts closely with Wakefield Pork contract growers, WPI management, and Head of Grow-Finish Hours:Typically, Monday – Friday with about 40 to 45-hour work weeks Pay and Benefits:A wage proposal will be mailed to the applicant offered the position after the interview process. Salary is determined according to applicant’s skill and background of the industry. Full-time employees are eligible for: paid vacation, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, flexible spending account, and 401(k) with match. Wages and salaries are set commensurate with the employee’s skills and experience and in accordance with Wakefield Pork’s wage and benefit policies. Position requires a high level of respect for team members and animals. Must demonstrate communication and time-management skills, as well as the ability to adapt and function effectively in a fast paced, changing environment. Preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed of this position. This list is not all-inclusive as additional duties may be assigned.Apply for this job.