Careers

Below are open career opportunities at TriOak Foods. Apply today! If you’re interested in a management position, you can either fill out an online application using the position-specific buttons below or upload your application materials directly through our website.

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Swine Herdspersons | SE Iowa & Central IL

TriOak Foods is filling several open Sow Farm Herdspersons positions to work at locations in SE Iowa and Central Illinois.

This position has a variety of duties within the sow farm operations including breeding and / or farrowing activities. Regular responsibilities will also include daily care, feeding, processing and barn upkeep associated with our animals.

The individual selected for this position must be able to:

  • Follow safety rules and bio-security regulations setup by TriOak Foods.
  • Effectively work with swine in our barns or be willing to learn proper swine husbandry skills.
  • Check animals for stress, vaccinate, treat and manage sick animals as needed according to company protocols.
  • Work safely while working with our animals including breeding, farrowing and while moving animals.
  • Troubleshoot problems in swine production facilities and take corrective actions as needed.
  • Complete power-washing, disinfecting and other cleanup as needed.
  • Work unsupervised, be self-motivated and proactive.
  • Work well with co-workers and your manager in order to complete duties as a team.
  • Have good attendance.
  • Perform other duties assigned by your supervisor or management.

Success Factors:

  • Willingness to listen and learn.
  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Able to work in a physically demanding environment.
  • Able to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Display honesty, trustworthiness and dependability at all times.
  • Show pride in work well done.
  • Be respectfully of others.
  • Maintain strong work ethic.
  • Show initiative to seek other work upon completion of a task.

Job Qualifications:

  • Be able to lift in excess of 50lbs moving up to 100 yards daily, be able to lift 15 lbs. repeatedly on a daily basis from side to side for at least 1 hour. Push and/or pull a minimum of 500 lbs. in a cart with wheels when required. Squat to floor, grip small objects with ease and twist at least 45 degrees.
  • Be capable of repeated actions.
  • Be responsive to visible signs of animal discomfort.
  • Be responsive to verbal alarms and sounds of animals.
  • Be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with other employees and company contacts.
  • Be able to move, load and unload animals 600 plus pounds.
  • Be able to walk and stand for long periods of time on different surfaces including concrete.
  • Be able to climb in and out of crates and over obstacles.
  • Be able climb different types of ladders including feed bin ladders.
  • Be able to maintain balance on all surfaces.
  • Be able to retain and perform written and spoken instructions.
  • Must not own or live near any swine. Must not live with anyone who has contact with swine.

Working Conditions:

  • During summer months outside temperatures can be over 100 degrees for entire scheduled workday.
  • During winter months outside temperatures can be below zero for entire scheduled workday.
  • During and after heavy rains or snowfalls the road in and around the farms can become extremely muddy, snow covered, icy and difficult to maneuver on.
  • During different job duties the noise inside or outside barns can become very loud.
  • Will be exposed daily to odors, dusts and gasses that may be uncomfortable or hazardous if proper procedures are not followed.
  • Will be exposed to electrical boxes and electrical machinery that are not to be entered or repaired by those who are not certified in basic electrical training and/or lock out tag out by the Safety Coordinator.
  • Will be exposed daily to procedures that cause contact with hazardous materials.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Site Management Technicians | Macomb, IL & Southeast IA

We are currently seeking candidates to fill Site Management Technician Positions which will help manage sites located around the Macomb, Illinois, and Southeast Iowa areas.   Given work schedules and barn locations, the persons selected for this position ideally will live within 30 minutes of the managed sites.

This position will require day to day “choring” and management of pigs in facilities managed by TriOak Foods.  Choring includes caring for contractor’s facilities as well as caring for TriOak’s pigs.

The person selected for this position:

  1. Must enjoy working with swine.
  2. Must have mechanical skills necessary to do day to day maintenance on facilities.
  3. Must have basic knowledge of or be willing to learn proper swine husbandry skills.
  4. Must be self-motivated and be able to work unsupervised.
  5. Must be proactive and able to plan ahead.
  6. Must be able to work in a swine production facility environment.
  7. Must have a driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation.
  8. Must have a cell phone that can be used extensively for company business. TriOak will compensate for company use.
  9. Must be detailed oriented.
  10. Must be physically capable of lifting 50 pounds and loading market size animals.
  11. Must work in a safe manner.
  12. Must be able to troubleshoot problems in swine production facilities and take corrective actions as needed.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Finishing Field Staff | Southeast Iowa 

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill a Swine Field Staff position within our Finishing Production Team.

Nature of Positions:

This position will be based out of the SE Iowa area and will mostly oversee finishers within that region.  The ability to work with contractors to achieve and maintain a win / win relationship with TriOak Foods is a must.

The person selected for this position will service and support production in approximately 50,000-60,000 pig-spaces.

The Duties and Qualifications of this position includes:

  • The ability to identify issues, develop potential solutions and implement corrective action within a swine production facility.
  • A good understanding of animal health and biosecurity procedures.
  • The basic knowledge of (or the ability to be trained in) proper swine husbandry skills.
  • The ability to work within a swine production facility environment on a near constant basis.
  • Must enjoy working with swine.
  • Strong communication skills that allow the individual to work on a regular basis with contractors and their employees.
  • The ability to convince contractors and their employees to change methods or their behavior to support changes within the TriOak System.
  • The ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on-time as needed with a focus on details.
  • Must have basic computer skills including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • The ability to work safely in a physically demanding environment including the ability to lift 50 pounds, load / move market-size animals, walk through pens of animals, etc.
  • A current driver’s license and good driving record are required.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Farrowing Department Head| St. Anthony, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a Farrowing Department Head Position at our Marco Sow Farm located near St. Anthony, Iowa. Our Sow Farm Farrowing Department Heads are responsible to coordinate all aspects of farrowing operations at a sow farm in support of our production and management goals. Strong candidates will have positive hands-on farrowing experience as well as experience leading a team that achieves goals to support overall farm and company objectives.

Employees who express interest in this position will be considered based on the following criteria: experience working with pigs, overall work history, ability to work on own including managing own activities, attendance record, attitude, etc.

The person selected for this position must:

1. Manage the daily farrowing activities for the Marco Sow Farm.
2. Effectively lead and manage farrowing techs to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.
3. Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
4. Effectively communicate with the Breeding Department and the Farm Manager to plan animal flow and processing.
5. Always lead with a focus on a safe work environment and make sure safe work processes are followed by employees.
6. Be capable of managing production records to ensure they are accurate and timely.
7. Be proactive and be able to plan ahead.
8. Enjoy working with swine.
9. Be able to work in a swine production facility environment.

If you have interest in these positions and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Breeding Department Manager | Niota, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Breeding Department Manager Position at our Scheetz Farm location, located near Niota, Illinois. Our Sow Farm Breeding Managers are responsible to coordinate all aspects of breeding operations at a sow farm in support of our production and management goals.  Strong candidates will have positive hands-on breeding experience as well as experience leading a team that achieves goals to support overall farm and company objectives.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Manage the daily breeding activities for the farm.
  2. Effectively lead and manage breeding techs to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.
  3. Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
  4. Effectively communicate with the Farrowing Department and the Farm Manager to plan animal flow and processing.
  5. Always lead with a focus on a safe work environment and make sure safe work processes are followed by employees.
  6. Be capable of managing production records to ensure they are accurate and timely.
  7. Be proactive and be able to plan ahead.
  8. Enjoy working with swine.
  9. Be able to work in a swine production facility environment.

If you have interest in these positions and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Breeding Department Manager | Plymouth, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Breeding Department Manager Position at our Plymouth farm, near Plymouth, Illinois.  Our Sow Farm Breeding Managers are responsible to coordinate all aspects of breeding operations at a sow farm in support of our production and management goals.  Strong candidates will have positive hands-on breeding experience as well as experience leading a team that achieves goals to support overall farm and company objectives.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Manage the daily breeding activities for the farm.
  2. Effectively lead and manage breeding techs to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.
  3. Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
  4. Effectively communicate with the Farrowing Department and the Farm Manager to plan animal flow and processing.
  5. Always lead with a focus on a safe work environment and make sure safe work processes are followed by employees.
  6. Be capable of managing production records to ensure they are accurate and timely.
  7. Be proactive and be able to plan ahead.
  8. Enjoy working with swine.
  9. Be able to work in a swine production facility environment.

If you have interest in these positions and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Breeding Department Manager | St. Anthony, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a Breeding Department Manager Position at our Marco farm, near St. Anthony, Iowa.  Our Sow Farm Breeding Managers are responsible to coordinate all aspects of breeding operations at a sow farm in support of our production and management goals.  Strong candidates will have positive hands-on breeding experience as well as experience leading a team that achieves goals to support overall farm and company objectives.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Manage the daily breeding activities for the farm.
  2. Effectively lead and manage breeding techs to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.
  3. Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
  4. Effectively communicate with the Farrowing Department and the Farm Manager to plan animal flow and processing.
  5. Always lead with a focus on a safe work environment and make sure safe work processes are followed by employees.
  6. Be capable of managing production records to ensure they are accurate and timely.
  7. Be proactive and be able to plan ahead.
  8. Enjoy working with swine.
  9. Be able to work in a swine production facility environment.

If you have interest in these positions and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Individual Pig Care Field Staff | Iowa Floater

TriOak Foods is looking to fill one full time position as an Individual Pig Care Field Person / Floater – located in Iowa.

The person selected must live between Manchester, Iowa and West Liberty, Iowa.  This person will work with TriOak contract producers primarily in the nursery phase, teaching the proper aspects of starting pigs in a wean to finish scenario.  This includes but is not limited to proper feed and water management, proper ventilation management and proper identification and treatment of sick animals.  There will also be times in this position that the IPC Field Person / Floater will be asked to cover other field territories which could include working with pigs of different ages and stages in their development.  This is a “hands on position” in which the individual will be working side by side with our contractors.  The ability of this individual to develop and maintain a win/win relationship with our contractors is a must.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Have the ability to identify issues, develop potential solutions and implement corrective action within a swine production facility.
  2. Have a good understanding of animal health and biosecurity procedures.
  3. Have basic knowledge of (or the ability to be trained in) proper swine husbandry skills.
  4. Enjoy working with swine and have the ability to work within a swine production facility environment on a nearly constant basis.
  5. Have strong communication skills that allow the individual to work on a regular basis with contractors and their employees.
  6. Have the ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on-time as needed with a focus on details.
  7. Incorporate the core principles of PQA+.
  8. Have basic computer skills including, but not limited to, Outlook, Excel and Word.
  9. Have a college degree related to Animal Science, Agriculture or related subject would be beneficial in this position.
  10. Have a current driver’s license and good driving record.

This position is a salaried position and the person hired for the job would report directly to the Regional Finishing Manager.

If you have interest in these positions and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Feed Delivery Driver | Bushnell, IL

This job posting is to fill a 1st Shift CDL-A Feed Delivery Driver to work out of our Bushnell Feed Mill.

Feed Drivers at Bushnell deliver feed to farms based on local grower orders. Our 1st shift Drivers at Bushnell normally start around 4:30 a.m. and work Monday through Friday. Successful candidates will need to have a valid CDL-A, a good driving record and solid experience driving tractor trailers. Must be able to load feed / ingredients into a trailer, drive safely to scheduled customer farm locations, be able to operate unloading equipment at customer locations and be able to operate our vacuuming equipment.

The person selected for this position must:
1. Be able to follow safety rules and bio-security regulations setup by TriOak Foods.
2. Have a valid CDL-A and a good, safe driving record.
3. Be able to drive safely and efficiently to scheduled farms / suppliers for pickup and to make delivers.
4. Must be able to load and unload feed / ingredients using appropriate equipment and techniques as trained.
5. Be able to work together with co-workers and managers in order to promote teamwork.
6. Be willing to perform other duties assigned by your immediate supervisor.
7. Must have good attendance.

If you have interest in these positions and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Feed Delivery Driver | Oakville, IA

This job posting is to fill a 2nd Shift CDL-A Feed Delivery Driver to work out of our Oakville Feed Mill.

Feed Drivers at Oakville deliver feed to farms based on local grower orders. Our 2nd shift Drivers at Oakville normally start around 2 p.m. and work Monday through Friday. Successful candidates will need to have a valid CDL-A, a good driving record and solid experience driving tractor trailers. Must be able to load feed / ingredients into a trailer, drive safely to scheduled customer farm locations, be able to operate unloading equipment at customer locations and be able to operate our vacuuming equipment.

The person selected for this position must:
1. Be able to follow safety rules and bio-security regulations setup by TriOak Foods.
2. Have a valid CDL-A and a good, safe driving record.
3. Be able to drive safely and efficiently to scheduled farms / suppliers for pickup and to make delivers.
4. Must be able to load and unload feed / ingredients using appropriate equipment and techniques as trained.
5. Be able to work together with co-workers and managers in order to promote teamwork.
6. Be willing to perform other duties assigned by your immediate supervisor.
7. Must have good attendance.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Individual Pig Care Field Person / Floater | West Central IL

TriOak Foods is looking to fill one full time position as an Individual Pig Care Field Person / Floater – located in Western Illinois.

The person hired for this position will work with TriOak contract producers primarily in the nursery phase, teaching the proper aspects of starting pigs in a wean to finish scenario. This includes but is not limited to proper feed and water management, proper ventilation management and proper identification and treatment of sick animals. There will also be times in this position that the IPC Field Person / Floater will be asked to cover other field territories which could include working with pigs of different ages and stages in their development. This is a “hands on position” in which the individual will be working side by side with our contractors. The ability of this individual to develop and maintain a win/win relationship with our contractors is a must.

The person selected for this position must:

1. Have the ability to identify issues, develop potential solutions and implement corrective action within a swine production facility.
2. Have a good understanding of animal health and biosecurity procedures.
3. Have basic knowledge of (or the ability to be trained in) proper swine husbandry skills.
4. Enjoy working with swine and have the ability to work within a swine production facility environment on a nearly constant basis.
5. Have strong communication skills that allow the individual to work on a regular basis with contractors and their employees.
6. Have the ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on-time as needed with a focus on details.
7. Incorporate the core principles of PQA+.
8. Have basic computer skills including, but not limited to, Outlook, Excel and Word.
9. Have a college degree related to Animal Science, Agriculture or related subject would be beneficial in this position.
10. Have a current driver’s license and good driving record.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Feed Mill Operator | Bushnell, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill two immediate positions working in our Feed Mill in Bushnell, Illinois. Our 1st Shift Feed Mill Operators work in areas that include Receiving, Mill Operation and Loadout as needed. The individuals selected for this position will be required to learn all Feed Manufacturing Operations.

The individuals selected must:

• Operate feed manufacturing equipment to produce various feeds as required.
• Must be able to work in the receiving function and understand the internal movement of ingredients and mixing functions.
• Be able to do basic maintenance, preventative maintenance and maintain a clean work area.
• Be able to operate the loadout function in the mill.
• Must be able to operate computer-controlled systems for the mill.
• Must have a valid driver license.
• Be physically capable of lifting 50 pounds.
• Have good communication skills.

In addition, the individuals selected will be required to assist in weekly and period end inventory, calculating and maintenance projects as they come up, occasionally on weekends.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Site Management Lead | Southeast, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a Site Management Lead Position which will help manage sites located in the Southeast Iowa area.

General Responsibilities:

A Site Management Lead is a unique position that combines daily site management tasks such as individual pig care, loading and unloading of pigs, vaccinations, etc. with Swine Fieldstaff responsibilities such as pig health management, timely paperwork, and marketing of animals. This position will be responsible for a finishing pod of approximately 25,000 – 30,000 pig spaces and will lead a small team (2-3 individuals) of direct reports.

Normal Work Time:
Standard working day is 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon thru Fri. Some variations to this standard working day will be required. For example, when scheduled to load and unload pigs the scheduled time could fall outside of the normal standard working hours. This position is on-call 24/7 in the event of emergency issues at an assigned farm or with our pigs. Weekend rotation is also required in this position.

Essential Duties & Job Qualifications:
1. Enjoy working with swine and be able to work in a swine production facility.
2. Be self-motivated and be able to work unsupervised.
3. Have basic knowledge of and have the ability to teach proper swine husbandry skills.
4. Able to troubleshoot problems in swine production facilities and take corrective actions as needed.
5. Have basic mechanical skills necessary to do minor maintenance on facilities.
6. Capable and willing to teach protocols and processes to direct reports.
7. Must hold team members accountable for following TriOak SOP’s.
8. Able to open gates and walk among pigs up to market size within pens to identify animals for market as well as any health issues with our animals.
9. Ability to vaccinate pigs in large quantities per scheduled protocols.
10. Must be able to use a sorting panel effectively to move animals safely and to protect yourself.
11. Have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
12. Must have a cell phone that can be used for company business. TriOak will compensate for company use.
13. Familiarize self with Fieldstaff Training Manual and be able to perform all necessary functions of a fieldstaff member.
14. Must have a willingness to learn and use TriOak’s production accounting system (Lot Tracker) as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
15. Able to organize, prioritize and assign tasks to team members as needed.
16. Be detailed oriented.
17. Must be physically capable of lifting 50 lbs.
18. Be able to work in a safe manner.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Breeding Department Head | Lamar, CO

We are seeking candidates to fill a Breeding Department Head Position at our CO Nucleus Farm location, located near Lamar, Colorado. Our Sow Farm Breeding Department Heads are responsible to coordinate all aspects of breeding operations at a sow farm in support of our production and management goals. Strong candidates will have positive hands-on breeding experience as well as experience leading a team that achieves goals to support overall farm and company objectives.

Employees who express interest in this position will be considered based on the following criteria: experience working with pigs, overall work history, ability to work on own including managing own activities, attendance record, attitude, employee driving history, etc.

The person selected for this position must:

1. Manage the daily breeding activities for the CO Nucleus Farm.
2. Effectively lead and manage breeding techs to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.
3. Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
4. Effectively communicate with the Farrowing Department and the Farm Manager to plan animal flow and processing.
5. Always lead with a focus on a safe work environment and make sure safe work processes are followed by employees.
6. Be capable of managing production records to ensure they are accurate and timely.
7. Be proactive and be able to plan ahead.
8. Enjoy working with swine.
9. Be able to work in a swine production facility environment.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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Animal Transport Driver | Oakville, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill one Animal Transport Driver position. This position requires a safe, efficient tractor trailer driver with a positive attitude to make mostly regional runs (SE Iowa and Western Illinois) scheduled Monday through Friday during 1st shift operations. Depending on needs and delivery schedules, the drivers within this department also deliver feed loads out of the Oakville Feed Mill.
This position will be responsible to drive safely to scheduled sow farms for loading weaned and / or culled pigs; coordination of safe loading and accurate counts; delivery to local grower farms; safe unloading; and tractor/trailer cleanup including washing as needed. Successful candidates will have a valid CDL, a proven safe driving history and the ability to work and communicate effectively.

The person selected for this position must:

1. Be physically able to safely and efficiently load /unload weaned pigs and/or culled sows into trailer and appropriate compartments.
2. Be physically able to safely and efficiently wash and disinfect tractor/trailers on a daily basis.
3. Be able to interact positively with TriOak Sow Farm Employees on a daily basis.
4. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers / managers in order to promote teamwork.
5. Be self-motivated and be able to work without direct supervision.
6. Must have good attendance.
7. Have a valid CDL-A with a good, safe driving record.
8. Be willing to perform other duties assigned by your immediate supervisor.
9. Be able to follow safety rules and bio-security regulations setup by TriOak Foods.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please submit a resume by selecting ‘upload your application materials’ found at the top of this page or by completing an online application.

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