Livestock Lead in Fremont, NE

Wholestone Farms
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Job Description

Provide vacation relief for all hourly receiving staff and assist in coverage of supervisory staff as needed. Provide guidance, training, and direction as needed to receiving staff. Interact with internal and external customers as needed.

Assist supervisory staff in meeting performance goals including people/food safety, counting, tattooing accuracy goals and support our animal welfare requirements.

Who We Are
A producer-owned pork processor, comprised of 200 dedicated Midwest family farms, focused on providing customers with quality pork products they can trust, in a culture that fosters innovation and opportunity.
Education, Licensure and Experience
  • Animal handling experience preferred, primarily swine handling experience
  • Ability to work closely with supervisors and employees to provide feedback on performance and handling skills
  • Work closely with government inspectors
  • Work closely with external hog transporters and provide them plant feedback as needed
  • supervisory or lead experience preferred
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Knowledge of AS400 data collection system
  • HACCP Certification
  • Bilingual preferred


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be a minimum of 18 years of age and must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (Please note: This in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to

perform. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position. Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary and appropriate.):

1. Unload livestock trucks by following unloading procedures.

2. Sort hogs according to quality and weight.

3. Maintain animal identification by tattooing all hogs.

4. Maintain a head count of hogs received.

5. Maintain relationship with truckers to ensure livestock are handled properly.

6. Input information into the computer system as the hogs are received to allow for pricing and payment to producers.

7. Sort and pen livestock.

8. Clean pens and alleyways.

9. Check all paperwork for accuracy and enter on computer.

10. Take care of and account for hogs.

11. Follow all animal welfare and handling protocols.

12. Follow all safety procedures and protocols.

13. Lead and interact with employees to provide guidance on tasks to complete.
14. Provide feedback to employees in regard to performance and direction.

15. Provide relief to supervisors as needed.

16. Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Assist department supervisor in day-to-day tasks. Fill in for supervisor in emergency situations.

Language Skills

Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the language of the majority cultural group in order to communicate effectively. Must be able to hear enough to understand those individuals as well. Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend documents such as grafts/flow sheets, financials, general professional articles and publications, governmental regulations, safety rules, assignment sheets, and procedure manuals.

Must be able to write reports, business correspondence, policies and procedures, and other administrative forms as outlined above.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes:
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Company matching Retirement Plan
  • Paid time off
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Referral program
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Plans

Wholestone Farms is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.