Weaned Pig Specialist is responsible for overseeing and assisting with the
daily aspects of weaned pig placement for specific flow in company managed
swine units and contract wean to finish and finishing growers. The individual
will ensure that daily grower practices comply with company policies and relate
to profitable swine production. The Specialist will oversee the health status
of the nurseries and finishing facilities, and establish and maintain wean to
finish and finishing production targets and goals.
BENEFITS: New Fashion
Pork offers health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability,
401K, PTO and holiday pay to new full-time employees on the first of the month
following 60 days of employment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
with training of wean to finish and finishing personnel when needed.
monitor and work daily with newly weaned pigs.
with service staff and company veterinarian on health issues.
accurate head count at time of weaned and feeder pig placement and conduct
quality control on marginal pigs.
weekly visits to each wean to finish/finishing production unit to review
current production and health status. Arrange times to meet with and work
alongside your growers.
daily communication with NFP office.
strict bio-security protocol.
sure that wean/feeder pigs are being sorted as needed at time of placement. If
needed, assist with wean/feeder pig placement and sorting.
all feed budgets, diet formulation, quality of feed delivered, feed costs and
facility ventilation and environment of facilities.
the health status and make decisions on treatments (water, feed or mass
medication) and vaccination possibilities.
be available to contract growers to assist with vaccinations, choring, moving
pigs, and close outs.
responsibility will be to implement NFP's Weaned Pig Plan for each new group of
weaned pigs, including barn setup, controller setup, and receiving pigs.
contract growers with the required medication inventory, and ensure that the
medication is being administered according to label directions and recorded on
medicine record sheets.
for reviewing and presenting monthly financial reports to the Production Team.
group close outs with contract growers and set goals for the future groups.
with contract growers and NFP office staff to ensure that accurate group
records are being recorded and that growers send records in on a weekly basis.
a positive work environment for co-workers by leading from example.
personal and business short and long-term goals.
represent the company at work and in the community.
Requirements and Responsibilities
other tasks and responsibilities as may be required by NFP.
other team members with production and management skill development.
with minor facility maintenance.
staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
all safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
all applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
company driven vehicle including service, repairs, cleanliness, and ensures a
professional looking vehicle.
and consistent attendance.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
to independently schedule activities.
to communicate effectively.
to proactively handle any misconduct from growers or other personnel.
to problem solve.
and interpret procedure manuals.
degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school education
in swine production; or two years related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and training.
closely with the Contract Growers, Production Personnel, Finishing and Nursery
Managers/Growers, and office staff.
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 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift,
carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 50-75 pounds. Requires good hand-eye
coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Frequently
required to sit, reach with hands and arms, and communicate.