STATEMENT: The Farrowing
Department Head is responsible for overseeing the daily aspects of swine
farrowing including maintaining farrowing targets, individual sow and piglet
care, feeding, farrowing, piglet health and vaccination program, nutrition,
staff development, and record keeping.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Breeding Department Head pre-farrow and post-farrow sow movements.
count of piglets being weaned to nursery.
Ensure all NFP
records and forms are accurately completed and submitted in a timely manner.
production policies for care and management of animals.
evaluate all department employees and complete employee performance evaluations
with Sow Farm Manager.
inventory for farrowing medicine and supplies.\
status and coordinate timely removal of nutrients.
to ensure all department tasks are completed within the scheduled staff hours.
perform daily chores for department:
Sow and piglet
and repair facilities and equipment.
daily, weekly, and monthly department tasks.
day-to-day management, problem litters and sows, fostering newborns,
backfilling farrowing crates, weaning rooms, and 4-week weaning projection.
Work with main
office staff to correct record discrepancies.
safety goals and follow proper safety procedures.
motivated and productive staff.
Set short and
long-term goals for department.
Train and Teach
performance or attendance problems for department employees and perform
department members with time management and production skill development.
each employee understands the expectations and performance requirements for his
or her job.
on all PigCHAMP production records.
with employees for production discussion and problem solving.
Teach staff to
work as a team.
positive work environment for co-workers by leading from example.
and business short and long-term goals.
represent the company at work and in the community.
Requirements and Responsibilities
All other tasks
and responsibilities as may be required by NFP.
meetings and trainings as scheduled and required.
safety rules and practices and encourage co-workers to do the same.
applicable biosecurity measures per NFP policies.
Regular and consistent
Able to perform
all Farrowing Department tasks and positions.
independently schedule activities.
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 Sow Farm Manager, Breeding Department Head, and Farrowing
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.