Niman Ranch supports a community of more than 720 independent farmers and ranchers who raise pork, beef and lamb traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest tasting meat. Niman Ranch is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it’s second century of growth and innovation.
Direct Report To: Pine Grove Sow Farm – Site Manager
Responsible for all aspects of farrowing and meeting weekly shipping targets of full-value pigs
Oversee and manage GESTAL farrowing feeder system
Ensuring that ALL animals across the farm have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis
Assisting with all other aspects of the farm to ensure farm goals are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis
Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee proper procedures are followed for Day-One pig, fostering
Direct and manage processing of piglets in accordance with company procedures
Manage treatment/care of sows in farrowing
Direct cleaning/bedding of farrowing pens; and clean-out and disinfecting farrowing room after weaning; and oversight of Patz barn cleaning system
Keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis
Maintain correct temperature/ventilation settings, and that all associated equipment is in full working order
Maintain current inventory and supplies order list for farrowing, including bedding, propane, etc.
Assist in Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control
Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor
Minimum Education and Experience
B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, OR minimum of one-year experience in straw-bedded pork production system/farrowing unit, OR minimum of two years experience in traditional pork production/farrowing unit.
Ability to lead by example, and manage a team of 2-5 people
Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
Must be able to stand and walk on concrete floors up to 10 hours a day.
Will be exposed to ambient air temperatures at times throughout the day.
Will be exposed to dust, animal dander, odor, and noise.
Ability to properly and safely handle breeding stock weighing up to 600 pounds.
Work may include lifting (up to 50 lbs), reaching, bending, and kneeling.
Ability to operate high pressure washing equipment for extended periods of time.
Will be around and may be asked to operate skid steers, tractors, or other farm machinery.
Must wear and use protective and safety equipment required for the job as directed by the Company.
Normal working hours are 45-50 hours per week, at times more in order to get the job done.
Rotations are required for weekends and holidays.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.