Assistant Farm Manager

JBS USA Dalhart , TX 79022

Posted 6 days ago

Purpose & Scope: This position is responsible for assisting the Farm Manager in the total operation of breeding a sow farm consisting of 3150 to 9000 sows

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Support the Farm Manager with supervision and training of hourly employees

  • Effectively communicate expectations and job responsibilities to farm staff

  • Be willing and able to perform all jobs associated with sow production

  • Develop daily and weekly work schedules

  • Coordinating the activity of department lead personnel

  • Monitor the appearance of buildings and grounds are neat, clean and orderly at all times.

  • Oversee implementation and maintenance of breeding programs in accordance with the company's breeding processes and procedures.

  • Oversee performance of regular breeder checks to determine status of new litters and breeder productivity, ensuring that the breeding colonies are producing appropriately to include animal numbers and adequate litters.

  • Manage animal nutrition, including feeding and watering animals, and cleaning and disinfecting pens, enclosures, and yards.

  • Direct examination animals to detect symptoms of illness or injury. Treat minor injuries and ailments and contact veterinarians to obtain treatment for animals with serious illnesses or injuries.

  • Supervise injection of vaccines.

  • Direct the selection of animals to be bred and semen specimens to be used, according to knowledge of animals, genealogies, traits, and desired offspring characteristics.

  • Ensure accurate recording of animal characteristics such as weights, growth patterns, and diets.

  • Direct packaging and labeling of semen to be used for artificial insemination, ensuring recording of information is accurate.

  • Oversee preparation of containers of semen and storage or shipment.

  • Inspect maintenance of logs of semen specimens used and animals bred.

  • Oversee measurement of specified amounts of semen into calibrated syringes.

  • Supervise injection of prepared animal semen into female animals for breeding purposes.

  • Direct adjustment of controls to maintain specific building temperatures required for animals' health and safety.

  • Examine semen microscopically to assess and record density and motility of gametes, and dilute semen with prescribed diluents, according to formulas.

  • Oversee, tattooing or tagging of animals to allow animal identification.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience

  • Strong communication and listening skill

  • Understanding of computer systems

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently

  • Ability to effectively lead a team

  • Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic

  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Familiarity with Bio-Security and swine production

  • Proven safety track and awareness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish

  • Basic computer knowledge

Travel: Occasional travel required

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled


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