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Farmers Coop Society Swine Specialist in Sioux Center, Iowa

Find your career with Farmers Coop Society today! We are a progressive coop in a growing industry, committed to providing the highest level of service to customers.

We strive to promote from within and offer a range of great career opportunities. You’ll enjoy doing rewarding work, receiving competitive compensation, and excellent benefit packages.

When you join Farmers Coop Society, you’ll be joining a cooperative that has been proudly farmer owned since 1907.

Overall Job Function:

To provide effective guidance and leadership to our custom growers by building relationships based on the best interests of Farmers Coop Society and its investors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Planning swine management visits on a weekly basis.

  • Enforcing Standard Operating Procedures manual.

  • Executing the organizations sales and marketing plan.

  • Provide reports on growers and overall herd health to inform investors.

  • Maintain and grow current customer base.

  • Communicate effectively with local Veterinarian’s for disease diagnosis and prevention.

  • Understanding ventilation systems and controllers to provide proper environment for the animal.

  • Perform postmortems to determine proper diagnosis and treatment and deliver medication accordingly

  • Marking fat hogs accurately and efficiently to minimize sort loss and maximize return.

  • Deliver and administer oral vaccinations as required.

  • Inform Production Manager of any significant health challenges to determine proper treatment and follow-through.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Consistent positive and can do attitude.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under stress.

  • Develop new and profitable accounts to grow our business.

  • Handle and resolve customer complaints quickly and professionally.

Competencies:

  • Counting and grading incoming pigs accurately and precisely.

  • Receive and respond to calls daily to evaluate health problems and concerns.

  • Communicate expectations to growers effectively and professionally in all circumstances.

  • Display a positive attitude and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.

  • Reveal the highest level of integrity in all that is required of them.

  • Dependable and willing to work to meet goals and deadlines.

  • Prepare growers for audits and audit procedures to ensure a passing evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or related field.

  • 3-5 years of experience in the swine industry.

Work Requirements:

This position will require minimal office time and will be primarily on farm and on the road. Office equipment utilized will be a phone, tablet, and computer. While on site the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, and airborne particles. The employee will also be in facilities with pigs from 12-350 pounds, these animals can be unpredictable at times. The noise level is usually moderate but occasionally may be loud. PPE will be provided and must be utilized when applicable and according to safety standards. Typical working hours are 7am to 5pm, however long hours, nights, and weekends may be required if necessity demands them.

While performing job functions the employee will be required to talk and hear most of the time. The employee will spend frequent intervals moving and sitting, while also needing to reach, bend, twist, crawl, crouch, stoop or kneel on occasion. The employee will need to be able to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally and 50 pounds frequently. The physicality of this job is high.

Benefits:

  • 401k Company matches 50% up to 10%

  • Vacation & Paid Holidays after 30 days of employment

  • Company bonus incentive

  • Excellent health insurance plans

  • Dental & Vision available

  • Short & Long Term Disability provided at no cost to you

  • Life Insurance

  • Identity Theft Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • Clothing Allowance

  • 10% Discount on purchases at the How-To Building Center

*FCS job descriptions are a representation of a job requirements knowledge, skills and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. After reading the contents of this job description, I understand the responsibilities, requirements and duties expected of me. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this description for my records. I realize this document is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position; however, Farmers Cooperative Society reserves the right to revise, add or eliminate job functions and duties as conditions warrant. I also understand that I may be required to work overtime, different shifts or hours outside the normally defined workday or workweek to achieve the company’s goals. I further understand that this job description does not constitute a contract of employment, nor alter my status as an “at-will” employee.

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