Clemens Food Group

Farrowing-Lead III

US-PA-Lititz
Requisition ID
2017-6538
# of Openings Remaining
1
Employment Status
Regular Full-Time
Shift
1st Shift

Overview

At Country View Family Farms, we are a family owned company with relationships throughout the state of Pennsylvania and its neighboring states. We pride ourselves in raising healthy pigs to make quality pork for our families and yours. Spend some time on our site getting to know our company and how we provide safe, wholesome food for our friends and neighbors every day. Country View Family Farms a subsidiary of Clemens Food Group.

Responsibilities

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The primary purpose of the Farrowing Lead III position is to manage the farrowing operations of an approximately 2800 sow farm.

Production Management- 40% of the time

Responsible for counting inventory

Oversee wean pig quality

Fall behind management

Management of nurse-ons and nurse-offs

Oversee pig placements at birth

Selection of cull sows at weaning

Oversee that processes are completed (tail length, castration, gruel pans, ruptures)

Ensure proper ventilation

Oversee room set-up and initial inspections

Oversee crate management

Oversee daily walkthroughs

Oversee treatment of scours

Oversee sow and piglet treatment

Management of proper euthanization (sows and piglets)

Ensure all sows have proper feed and water

Managing wean age

Assist the manager with supply orders

Assigning heat lamp management

Management of Day 1 care

Ensuring vaccinations of sows and piglets are completed

Oversee management of piglet and sow in Marketing Solutions programs

Ensure that scours are being collected for breeding (feed back)

Management of pits in farrowing

Ensuring cleanliness of tools and housing

Ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed

Completing daily checks on security and alarm systems

Audit/spot-check daily checklist is being followed

Identifying open sows

Identifying problem pigs

Follow and ensure biosecurity process is being followed

Follow and ensure animal handling and welfare policies are followed

Ensuring PPE is in good condition and available

Responsible for general maintenance of farrowing house

Responsible for pest control

Understand how to operate and trouble shoot feed systems, ventilation systems

Ensure that sows are properly identified

Oversee C-sections as needed

Ensure withdrawal times are adhered to

Responsible for farrowing card management

Responsible for flagging problem sows

Responsible for forward fostering of piglets

Responsible for scoring sow condition upon exit and entrance to farrowing

Oversee mortality removal and composting

Oversee Dynamate use and ordering

Manage farm on weekend rotation

Responsible for response to emergency alarms and situations

Administration & Planning- 20% of the time

Responsible for writing up wean paperwork

Oversee all farrowing record keeping is completed in a timely manner

Oversee Pig Knows corrections

Evaluating, understanding and running Pig Knows reports Manage action lists

Fill in for manager as needed (Kronos, Feed ordering, daily and weekly EMS, etc.)

Responsible for completing any accident reports in manager's absence

Manage ADKAR plans

Establish KPIs and Rocks for area responsibilities

Manage expiration dates on meds and supplies

Manage wean projections

Managing the flow of the farrowing house

Ensuring every group is farrowing on time

Responsible for knowing farm targets

Cross train in other areas and responsibilities of the farm

Communication - 20% of the time

Lead daily safety huddles

Assigning daily tasks to team members

Coordinate and oversee weekly farrowing team meetings

Communicate to the manager any people or health concerns

Communicate with internal and external customers

Communicate and ensure compliance of policy changes to team members

Communicate new information to team members

Talent Management- 10% of the time

Complete annual team member evaluations

Participate in prospective team member interviews

Oversee completion of daily tasks and team member time management

Assist with conflict resolution

Managing PTO and Earned days for direct reports

Ensuring team members are wearing proper PPE

Hold team members accountable

Develop personal plans and set goals for team members

Overseeing schedules and overtime for direct reports

Manage Day 1 specialist schedule

Oversee processing training

Oversee training of new team members Training of team members in Level 1 and Level 2 certification

Team CVFF- 5% of the time

Respond to phone calls and emails in a timely manner (24 hours)

Assist HR as needed with changes to Panel List

Foster community relations with neighbors around farm

Effectively utilize community giving budget

Communicate CVFF vision and mission Create with Sow Service Manager and communicate farm mission Model corporate culture and core values

Initiate farm celebrations

Qualifications

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: 

Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or a degree from an accredited technical school; or a minimum of five years related experiences and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions 

Must understand that the Company is a producer of high quality pork and be supportive of the mission of raising swine for meat. 

Must be willing to learn and perform the responsibilities described within CVFFs process manual.

 

Must be able to work in a stressful environment. 

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

 

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