Open Positions

Full Time | Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2022

TRIOAK FOODS

Nature of Position:

Oversee the production of pigs within a territory in Iowa, and all elements that affect the well being and performance of the pigs while growing. Also, responsible for all activities ranging from weaned pig arrival until they are delivered to processing facilities, or other customers.

Essential Functions:
(Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of Functions)

1. Oversee the production of wean-finish and/or grow-finish spaces.
2. Ensure all SOP’s are implemented and hold site managers and contract growers accountable for processes.
3. Maintain facilities, equipment and machinery in excellent working condition.
4. Provide technical direction for animal production and transportation.
5. Produce animals according to Standard Operating Procedures.
6. Identify and communicate process improvement opportunities.
7. Take appropriate action to ensure product specifications are met throughout the production and delivery phase.
8. Record all required data and information as required by Finishing Standard Operating Procedures.
9. Conduct regular farm visits, complete all pertinent paperwork, and follow-up with grower/site manager in written and/or verbal form.
10. Coordinate, communicate, and manage the internal and external pig movements. This includes weaned pigs, feeder pigs, and market hogs.
11. Carry out vaccination schedule, and manage the on-site pharmaceutical inventory as well as administration processes and withdrawal time.
12. Responsible for carrying out the biosecurity program as outlined by veterinarians. This would include site, vehicle, and personnel programs.
13. Maintain a veterinarian/client/patient relationship with the company’s veterinarians, and adhere to their guidelines with regards to herd health and improvement.
14. Responsible for performing the euthanasia within the company requirements.
15. Responsible to perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
16. Incorporate the core principles of PQA+ and TQA and TriOak Animal Welfare Statement.
17. Entrust in the company’s mission, vision, values, and goals.
18. All other duties as assigned.

Success Factors:

• Able to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction; to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives.
• Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making. Use of System Improvement Model and Leadership Imperatives to work through problems and make decisions.
• Able to work with people in such manners to build high morale, create positive energy, and group commitments to goals and objectives.
• Able to establish and carry out specific courses of action for self and/or groups in an independent manner; willing to commit to long hours of work and personal sacrifice in order to reach goals.
• Able to relate to routine operations in a manner that is consistent with existing solutions to problems; to conform to establish policies and procedures.
• Self motivated and dedicated to the company.
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

Job Qualifications:

• A minimum high school diploma.
• Maintain an acceptable MVR determined by TriOak.
• Live in Central Iowa. Company preference is in the Ames/Ankeny/Newton area.
• Have extensive knowledge in commercial swine production.
• Have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and related computer issues.
• Be willing to be on call 365 days a year, 24 hours per day, excluding vacation.
• Hours of work are expected to be longer than subordinate employees.
• Frequent travel will be required to complete job requirements.
• Be able to communicate in English orally and in writing form.
• Be able to maneuver through narrow walk ways and ascend near vertical stairways.
• Be able to spend majority of work related time in confinement livestock facilities.
• Be comfortable working in close proximity to all age categories of swine (weaned-finish).
• Be able to lift in excess of 50 pounds moving up to 100 yards repeatedly.
• Be able push/pull up to 350 pounds with a cart on wheels when required.
• Be responsive to visible signs and verbal alarms of animals.
• Be able to walk and stand for longs periods of time on different surfaces.
• Be able to climb different types of ladders including feed bin ladders.

Working Conditions:
• General climate- Both climate controlled office and environmentally controlled confined livestock facilities.
• During summer months, outside temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit for entire scheduled work day.
• During the winter months outside temperatures may fall below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for entire scheduled work day.
• During and after heavy rains or snowfalls the road in and around the farms can become extremely muddy, snow covered, icy and difficult to maneuver on.
• During different job duties inside and/or outside noise can become very loud.
• Will be exposed daily to odors, dusts and gasses that may be uncomfortable or hazardous if proper procedures are not followed.
• Will be exposed to electrical boxes and machinery that are not to be entered or repaired by those who are not certified in basic electrical training and/or lock out tag out.

How to Apply

Can apply at trioak.com

Full Time | Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2022

TriOak Foods

Nature of Position:

Work with TriOak contract producers primarily in the nursery phase, teaching the proper aspects of starting pigs in a wean to finish scenario. This includes, but is not limited to; proper feed and water management, proper ventilation management and proper identification and treatment of sick animals. There will also be times in this position that the IPC Field Person will be asked to cover other field territories which could include working with pigs of different ages and stages in their development. This is a “hands on position” in which the individual will be working side by side with our contractors. The ability of this individual to develop and maintain a win/win relationship with our contractors is a must.

Essential Functions:

(Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of Functions)

1. Assist contract producers in the nursery phase.
2. The ability to identify issues, develop potential solutions and implement corrective action within a swine production facility.
3. A good understanding of animal health and biosecurity procedures.
4. The basic knowledge of (or the ability to be trained in) proper swine husbandry skills.
5. Ensure all SOP’s are implemented and hold site managers and contract growers accountable for processes.
6. Identify and communicate process improvement opportunities.
7. Take appropriate action to ensure product specifications are met throughout the production and delivery phase.
8. Record all required data and information as required by Finishing Standard Operating Procedures.
9. Conduct regular farm visits, complete all pertinent paperwork, and follow-up with grower/site manager in written and/or verbal form.
10. Coordinate, communicate, and manage the internal and external pig movements. This includes weaned pigs, feeder pigs, and market hogs.
11. Carry out vaccination schedule, and manage the on-site pharmaceutical inventory as well as administration processes and withdrawal time.
12. Responsible for carrying out the biosecurity program as outlined by veterinarians. This would include site, vehicle, and personnel programs.
13. Maintain a veterinarian/client/patient relationship with the company’s veterinarians, and adhere to their guidelines with regards to herd health and improvement.
14. Responsible for performing the euthanasia within the company requirements.
15. Incorporate the core principles of PQA+ and the TriOak Animal Welfare Statement.
16. Must enjoy working with swine and have the ability to work within a swine production facility environment on a nearly constant basis.
17. Strong communication skills that allow the individual to work on a regular basis with contractors and their employees.
18. The ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on-time as needed with a focus on details.
19. The ability to convince contractors and their employees to change methods or their behaviors to support changes within the TriOak System.
20. Cover other field territories as requested.
21. Responsible to perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Success Factors:

• Able to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction; to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives.
• Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making. Use of System Improvement Model and Leadership Imperatives to work through problems and make decisions.
• Able to work with people in such manners to build high morale, create positive energy, and group commitments to goals and objectives.
• Able to establish and carry out specific courses of action for self and/or groups in an independent manner; willing to commit to long hours of work and personal sacrifice in order to reach goals.
• Able to relate to routine operations in a manner that is consistent with existing solutions to problems; to conform to establish policies and procedures.
• Self motivated and dedicated to the company.
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
• Entrust in the company’s mission, vision, values, and goals.

Job Qualifications:

• A college degree related to Animal Science, Agriculture or related subject would be beneficial in this position.
• A current driver’s license and an acceptable MVR as determined by TriOak.
• The ability to work safely in a physically demanding environment including the ability to lift 50 pounds up to 100 yards repeatedly, and push/pull up to 350 pounds with a cart on wheels when required.
• Have extensive knowledge in commercial swine production.
• Have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and related computer issues.
• Be willing to be on call 365 days a year, 24 hours per day, excluding vacation.
• Hours of work are expected to be longer than subordinate employees.
• Frequent travel will be required to complete job requirements.
• Be able to communicate in English orally and in writing form.
• Be able to maneuver through narrow walk ways and ascend near vertical stairways.
• Be able to spend majority of work related time in confinement livestock facilities.
• Be comfortable working in close proximity to all age categories of swine (weaned-finish).
• Be responsive to visible signs and verbal alarms of animals.
• Be able to walk and stand for longs periods of time on different surfaces.
• Be able to climb different types of ladders including feed bin ladders.

Working Conditions:

• General climate- Both climate controlled office and environmentally controlled confined livestock facilities.
• During summer months, outside temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit for entire scheduled work day.
• During the winter months outside temperatures may fall below 0 degrees Fahrenheit for entire scheduled work day.
• During and after heavy rains or snowfalls the road in and around the farms can become extremely muddy, snow covered, icy and difficult to maneuver on.
• During different job duties inside and/or outside noise can become very loud.
• Will be exposed daily to odors, dusts and gasses that may be uncomfortable or hazardous if proper procedures are not followed.
• Will be exposed to electrical boxes and machinery that are not to be entered or repaired by those who are not certified in basic electrical training and/or lock out tag out.

How to Apply

Can apply at trioak.com
Swine Care Technician

Full Time and Part Time | Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2022

Perfume Acres, Inc.

We are currently looking for part-time or full-time swine care technicians. Job description includes feeding and caring for swine, cleaning and disinfecting barns, and other livestock-related tasks. Prior experience is not required, but must be comfortable interacting with large animals. Full-time employees receive sick & vacation pay, holiday and overtime pay, and health insurance coverage for employee and dependents.
Download and fill out this application and email it to perfumeacresoffice@gmail.com or call 815-992-3178 for more information.

How to Apply

Click the link, download the application, and email it to Marti at perfumeacresoffice@gmail.com or call 815-992-3178 for more information.
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CDL Driver

Full Time and Part Time | Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2022

Perfume Acres, Inc.

We are currently looking for part-time or full-time CDL drivers. Job description includes grain and feed ingredient hauling, manure hauling, and other agriculture-related tasks. Full-time employees receive sick & vacation pay, holiday and overtime pay, and health insurance coverage for employee and dependents.
Download and fill out this application and email it to perfumeacresoffice@gmail.com or call 815-992-3178 for more information.

How to Apply

Follow the link, download and fill out this application and email it to Marti at perfumeacresoffice@gmail.com or call 815-992-3178 for more information.
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Operations Assistant

Full Time | Application Deadline: Jan 04, 2023

Leman Farms Inc.

Please see job description on our website and apply be email to chadleman@gmail.com
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Full Time | Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2023

Rantoul Foods

Located in Rantoul, IL
Starting Pay: $18.25
A locally-owned company, established in 2010, that employs non-skilled general labor is looking for motivated individuals to join their team. They employ hundreds of local people and provide many millions of dollars to local economies through payrolls and donations.
Benefits include:
• Temp-To-Hire positions (show us what you’re made of!)
• $18.25/hour to start – no experience required
• Best health insurance available in the area. Also dental, vision, 401k, life insurance, and more
• Scholarships available
• Great advancement potential: Promotes from within
Description of the Work:
• Must be available to work M-F and some Saturdays
• Typically 40 hours/week + overtime!
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs consistently
• Must be able to stand for 10-12 hours per day
• This is a fast-paced production environment
• You need good communication skills and reliable transportation

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A CAREER OPPORTUNITY APPLY NOW at ThePorkPeople.com/Apply or call (217) 892-4178 and we will direct you.
Rantoul Foods
205 Turner Drive
Rantoul, IL 61866

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Production Technician

Full Time | Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2023

Carthage System

Salary Range:
$16.0000 Hourly Onwards

PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

BASIC FUNCTIONS:
The Production Trainee will assist the farm production team in safely carrying out daily responsibilities in the breeding/farrowing departments while adhering to the Company Standard Operating Procedures for maximum productivity, efficiency and profitability.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Complies with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the swine herd
-Performs routine tasks assigned by the Head of Department
-Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS) to complete all daily tasks effectively and efficiently
-Ensures and follows the highest level of a safe work environment and work practices
-Routinely cares for the welfare of the animals on a daily basis, including feeding, watering, providing health and vaccination treatment, detecting heat, conducting artificial insemination procedures, as well as other animal care assigned
-Routinely cares for the welfare of the animals on a daily basis, including monitoring and overseeing the birthing process, and ensuring the baby pigs are cared for properly, following company SOPs
-Works with team members to ensure cleanliness and sanitation in the work area
-Performs all other duties as assigned by the Farm Manager


REQUIREMENTS:
-Desire to work with pigs, willingness to learn and understand animal behavior, tolerate and willingness to perform animal husbandry tasks on a routine basis
-Must be available to work 11 of 14 days in a pay cycle, including weekends and holidays
-Must have a solid work history and have ability to provide solid work references


MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Ability to:
-Stand, walk, kneel, squat and be on feet for up to 10 hours per day
-Frequently bend, reach, pull, lift – occasionally lifting and pulling up to 100 lbs with assistance of another team member
-Lift up to 50 lbs
-Work in noise levels that may require hearing protection in some areas
-Display a high level of respect to team members and animals
-Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
-Follow directions
-Work in fast moving environment
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Farm Manager

Full Time | Application Deadline: Jan 21, 2023

Carthage System

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

The Sow Farm Manager is responsible for ensuring the carrying out of daily responsibilities in the caring for the welfare of the animals, including feed, water, and management. The Sow Farm Manager directly manages the team of farm employees and ensures they are working effectively and efficiently. This position will coordinate employees into highly effective team members to produce high quality animals in the most productive manner.



DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensures animals are being cared for daily, including water, feed and management
Builds, leads, and trains successful team members to carry out assigned tasks
Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)
Assists in controlling costs associated with feed, supplies, and labor
Sets long and short term targets and goals for breeding and farrowing success
Maintains accurate number integrity for record keeping
Coordinates and oversees completion of special projects
Makes recommendations for operational improvements
Conducts safety training meetings and ensures employees are working safely
Performs general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equipment
Maintains open line of communication with neighbors who share land boundaries
Complies with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the animals
Ensures welfare of animals
Assists with other duties as assigned


EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE:

A B.S degree in Animal Science or equivalent is preferred AND/OR
A minimum of 3-5 years related experience in swine production AND
Minimum of 1 year people management experience OR
A combination of above


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Possesses problem solving techniques
Demonstrates knowledge of overall business strategy and operations
Possesses basic proficiency in spreadsheet, database, word processing software
Demonstrates written and verbal communication skills


MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Demonstrate ability to excel within an accelerated work environment
Possess the motivation to work within a team based work environment
Ability to work with limited supervision
Ability to sit, stand, bend, kneel, walk for extended periods of time & lift 50 lbs
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Full Time | Application Deadline: Jan 01, 2025

Parks Livestock Inc

A livestock trucking company based in the Midwest looking for Over The Road Class A CDL company drivers and owner operators who enjoy working with livestock. Must be able to lift 70lbs, load and unload your own trailer, able to operate gates and ramps at facilities. Drivers are guaranteed pay every Friday by direct deposit. Pay is based on experience. Company drivers are offered health insurance, dental, Vision, and 401k . Apply today!!
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