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The Maschhoffs – A leader in the pork industry


The Maschhoffs – A leader in the pork industry
Job Title: Genetic Operations Section Manager (North Vernon, IN)
Farrowing Section Manager and Breeding Section Manager
Apply online at
( > Careers > Career Opportunities. They would have to search for jobs in Indiana to
find the posting for North Vernon (there is one for Tell City, too).
Job Overview: The primary responsibility of the section manager is to oversee the welfare, care and day-to-day
management of their animals in their department. The Section Manager will execute all genetic protocols/work
instructions and record all necessary data according to the protocols and will submit the data to the proper
people on a timely basis. They will insure good production through the implementation of standard operating
procedures, maintenance of careful and accurate records, employee development, promotion of the well being
of animals in their care, and good environmental stewardship.
Job Duties & Accountabilities
Typical Duties of a Genetic Section Manager include:
•Having the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform as a manager by committing to being the best
team member, leader and individual that they can be.
•Promote the development of all team members’ production through open and honest informal daily
feedback, goal setting and daily organization of their activities.
•Promote safe work habits, maintain a safe working environment and document all work related injuries.
•Assist in the development of staff and provide input and suggestions to insure the implementation of
standard operating procedures (SOP).
•Perform timely duties and comply with practices that promote the health of the animals under their care
(commonly referred to as bio-security practices) which include but are not limited to:
◦Remaining away form pigs not owned by companies managed by TML.
◦Assuring that all staff under their management fully understand the bio-security protocols.
◦Changing footwear and clothing as required.
◦Rodent baiting on the inside and outside of the buildings, keep and maintain adequate rodent
baiting records on a weekly and monthly basis.
◦Remove dead animals according to standardized protocol.
◦Report violations of these practices to their supervisor.
•Organize the daily production and genetic activities of their departments including:
◦Organization of team members’ time including regular discussions with team members on long
term planning, goal setting and prioritization of activities ◦Implementation and review of genetic
and production standard operating procedures/work instructions on a quarterly basis.
◦Communicating with the site manager on needed feed and supplies.
◦Daily care that promotes well being and increased productivity of all animals under their care.
◦Monitoring the health of all animals. Communicate all animal well being concerns to site
◦Make sure proper vaccinations, medications, and injections are given as needed to promote
animal well being and increased production.
◦Follow the work instruction for care of developing gilts and use of synchronizing products.
•Keep and maintain accurate genetic and production records to assist in the development of the team,
themselves and the improvement of the system. In addition, maintain an accurate record of the number
of animals under their management that can be submitted for auditing and accounting purposes when
◦Implement best management practices for environmental stewardship.
Minimum Qualifications
Education: High School diploma or GED
Experience: 1 year experience supervising in the swine industry
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1) Knowledge of:
•Agriculture industry preferred
•Proper pig terminology and livestock handling (advanced) •MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Access, Outlook) and basic understanding of computers is preferred
2) Skill in:
•Excellent oral and written communication skills •Organizational and Leadership skills
3) Ability to:
•Work independently, as well as being a team player
•Effectively monitor and develop/train subordinates to insure smooth operation of the farm
•Maintain confidentiality
•Use production records to facilitate improvements
The Maschhoffs offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits. EOE

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Created at 5/13/2013 9:29 AM by Pava, Penny J.
Last modified at 5/13/2013 9:29 AM by Pava, Penny J.