Sow Farm Manager (Elk Creek, NE)

Summary of Position – Oversee the employees and department leads to ensure that all daily responsibilities/tasks are performed and all animals are well taken care of.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the health and welfare of all animals in terms of nutrition, medication, and environment
  • Communicate with veterinarian on a regular basis
  • Coordinate overall animal flow and understand its effect on production
  • Perform regular employee management, problem solving, and administrative duties (i.e. production record keeping, budgets, handling employee concerns/problems, work schedules, etc.)
  • Lead and direct the farm team in meeting production targets
  • Provide development, instruction and constructive feedback to department leads and employees
  • Develop and adhere to all standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and ensure that all employees do the same
  • Monitor and resolve all farm maintenance and grounds keeping needs
  • Maintain and enforce all biosecurity rules and practices
  • Report monthly onsite manure levels
  • Aid in hiring new personnel

Requirements

  • Respect and care for all animals is required. We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to inhumane treatment of our animals.
  • Knowledge & enforcement of the latest industry biosecurity practices must be observed and enforced throughout the farm.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow company policies and procedures precisely
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • 2-4 year agricultural degree preferred
  • 2+ years’ experience in management preferred
  • Must possess organization, leadership, production, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Ability to use a computer effectively, including Microsoft Excel, Word, & Outlook
  • Experience with Metafarms preferred
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Positive, friendly, and respectful demeanor at all times
  • Regular, consistent attendance required with flexibility in hours. Must be willing to work some weekends.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess ambulatory skills sufficient to move throughout the farm

Email application and/or resume to contactus@haverkampbros.com

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