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Perdue Farms, Inc. Farm Manager in Pierce City, Missouri

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible to manage farm division weekly goals for, but not limited to: breeding targets, farrowing targets, pigs shipped targets, production and financial targets

  • Manage gestation, breeding, ESF (Electronic Sow Feeding), animal movement, and farrowing according to approved guidelines

  • Manage, keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis for both production and financial data

  • Responsible for placing all orders and maintaining current inventory and supplies order list (vaccines, semen, fuel, bedding, feed, etc.)

  • Direct cleaning/bedding of farm and maintaining appropriate equipment, in compliance with NR and local, state, and federal regulations

  • Maintain correct temperature/ventilation settings, and that all associated equipment is in full working order

  • Ensure that all farm grounds, animal pens, facilities, equipment, etc. are routinely cleaned, maintained, and in working order

  • Manage Period Close inventory, cost analysis, and cost control

  • Develop and implement vision for constant improvement of key performance metrics including: sow herd and piglet survival rates, number of pigs weaned, farrowing rate, and pork quality

  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Science, Zootechnics, Agricultural Engineering, or a closely related field of study and two (2) years of experience as a Farm Manager, Animal Breeder or related role where required experience gained.

Experience Preferred

Also requires experience in the following:

  • Maintenance of employee training program to ensure the safety of all team members;

  • Management of all electronic sow feeding equipment in gestation and ensure proper animal training to that equipment; and

  • Identification, care and treatment of sick sows and gilts as necessary; including post mortem analysis to determine cause of death.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

  • May need to pack sample product boxes of up to 50 lbs

  • May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

  • Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

When in a plant environment:

  • Exposure primarily consists of wet and moist floors which include metal and plastic grating surfaces.

  • May be exposed to temperatures of 28 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with both ambient and 100% humidity.

  • May handle product 25 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • May be exposed to noise ranges of 50 db to 110 db.

  • May be exposed to all chemicals used in poultry, food, processing facility.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.