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Gestation Lead - Cougar Run


Location: Truman, MN, US 56088
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: June 23, 2024
State: MN City: Truman Area of Interest: Farming Laborer Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-time Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt Job Title Gestation Lead - Cougar Run Requisition Number 24-420 Job Description
• Lead and develop gestation team
• Train gestation employees to follow all production protocols and procedures
• Monitor employee performance versus protocols to maximize sow and gilt production & efficiencies
• Develop gestation area employees to provide specialized skills necessary for smooth work flow
• Train gestation employees in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production
• Maximize the daily tasks of the department to achieve production targets
• Complete area paperwork accurately and timely; train gestation employees in required production paperwork and monitor employee activity for accuracy
• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with area employees and farm management
• Utilize task sheets and time frames to maintain an organized workday
• Utilize consistent monitoring of task schedules for both yourself and gestation area employees
• Give daily input to farm management on production, animal health, and gestation employee issues
• Train gestation employees on how their personal performance affects the finances of the organization
• Ensure gestation paperwork is completed accurately and on time
• Work with farm management to ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigation
• Daily recording of monitored production items
• Ensure employees are properly trained on how to complete paperwork in the gestation area. Submit production records and corrections on time
• Bio-Security Adherence
• Adhere to all bio-security protocols, train gestation staff on bio-security and monitor employee activity for compliance
• Ensure gestation area bio-security audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis
• Safe Working Environment
• Follow all safety procedures and guidelines
• Teach gestation area employees safety procedures and monitor employee activity for compliance
• Ensure all safety equipment is in place and utilized
• Learn accident prevention measures for gestation area, train gestation employees and monitor employee activity for compliance
• Consistently monitor animal welfare procedures in gestation area
• Ventilation Controls
• Monitor and ensure gestation area ventilation system is in good working order
• Regularly monitor the environment to achieve optimum comfort for the animals
• Train gestation area employees to provide regular input to maintain optimum comfort for animals
• Facility Maintenance
• The facility must be maintained and well kept
• Train and direct gestation staff to complete routine maintenance on a daily basis
• Communicate non-routine repairs to farm management
• Train, direct and monitor staff to keep gestation area clean and organized
1. Other duties and projects as assigned by farm management
Education: High School Diploma or GED Preferred
Experience: 2+ Years Livestock Experience with High School Diploma Preferred
Training: My Pipestone New Hire Courses
• Introduction
• Animal Welfare
• Biosecurity
• Employee Handbook
• Safety
Additional Position Related My Pipestone Assigned
Monthly Animal Welfare, Biosecurity and Safety Topics
Annual Safety Refresher Training
Environment: Agricultural swine environment in rural area
Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas
Gestation, farrowing, and small swine care processes