Assistant Sow Manager - Farm #78

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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 11/18/2016

Seaboard Foods North West, IA

North West, IA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


SUMMARY: Assists the Sow Production Manager in overseeing and directing the day to day production activities in Sow farms located on multiple sites. Interacts and makes suggestions with respect to pig production practices and Seaboard policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Oversee quality control function of Seaboard Farms Sow production. Ensure that animals going to Seaboard Farms commercial nursery production operations are in compliance with Seaboard Farms standards of quality.
* Provide development and training as needed to direct reports.
* Serve as contact between Production Manager and Sow Farm Team Leaders.
* Maintains cost structure within parameters established by the company.
* Prepare and maintain a monthly summary of production statistics for monitoring production that is presented at period end to company officials.
* Manage to meet the key production and cost targets.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Perform performance appraisals with employees on regularly scheduled intervals. Assure that production tasks, company policies and regulations are adhered to as outlined in training/procedures manuals.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor s Degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or four to six years related experience and/or training in sow production; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents in the English language such as safety files, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Bilingual skills preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations. Ability to perform necessary calculations for completion of any and all Sow Farm documentation.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must be able to make decisions on routine matters utilizing company policies and procedures and directions from upper management.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a current valid driver license and an acceptable MVR.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds and sometimes push and/or move up to 300 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to waste material, feed and hog dust.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but sometimes very loud.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: The hours and days of work are established by departmental needs and at the discretion of management.

Seaboard Foods is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Veteran / Disability Employer