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Regional Finishing Manager – Western Illinois – Macomb / Monmouth area

TriOak is seeking candidates to fill a Regional Finishing Manager position based in the region between Monmouth, Illinois and Macomb, Illinois.

The person selected will be responsible to manage Field Staff in Illinois and oversee the production of 250,000 – 300,000 pig spaces within the region.  Responsibilities will include leading and growing Field Staff through day-to-day processes, helping to identify / solve production issues, providing technical direction and support, relationship building with growers in our system, auditing of protocols and quality standards, and other related duties.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Enjoy working with pigs, have a thorough understanding of pig production and be driven to make improvements within the system.
  2. Have very strong communication and organizational skills to effectively manage the regional field staff and the spaces throughout the region.
  3. Be able to manage / lead regional staff to ensure that protocols are being met including health guidelines, biosecurity, operating procedures, etc.   Auditing will be part of this position also.
  4. Develop / maintain strong relationships with the staff veterinarian, internal and external transport teams, the relations team and other departments related to finishing pigs in the region.
  5. Have proven track record working with pigs and a work history that includes building effective work relationships.
  6. Be efficient working in a variety of software applications including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.
  7. Have a Degree in Animal Science or an Ag-related Degree in addition to experience working with pigs.   Significant experience working with pigs in progressive positions may qualify a candidate who does not have a degree.

TriOak Foods offers a strong benefits package (insurance options, 401K with match, profit sharing, PTO program, etc.) and a competitive salary based on experience.

If you have interest in being considered for this position and believe that you are qualified, please contact Brian Blake, Human Resources at 319-766-2230 ext. 279.

Handling, Training and Compliance Coordinator – Oakville, IA

FULL TIME

TriOak is seeking candidates to become the Handling, Training and Compliance Coordinator to oversee and develop animal-related training and certifications as required by TriOak Foods, Inc. The position will be based out of Oakville, Iowa.

This position will focus on the education of employees and independent contractors in live swine production, educating on proper handling, animal well-being, humane euthanasia practices and biosecurity. This position is also responsible for internal assessments, audits, as well as, assisting in third-party verifications.

This is a hands-on position where the successful candidate will be working side-by-side with employees and contractors. The ability for this individual to develop and maintain a win/win relationship is key to success in the position. This position requires a flexible schedule including overnight travel (up to 25%) and working with the schedule of others.

Duties of the Position:

  1. Coordinate, facilitate, and document PQA+, Animal Welfare, and Euthanasia training to all employees & contractors that work with pigs for the TriOak System.
  2. Perform and document PQA+ Site Assessments and TQA training and documentation for Live Haul.
  3. Coordinate, perform, and document internal Live Production Audits and Assessments.
  4. Maintain a high level of knowledge surrounding the PQA+ & TQA programs along with being a resource for the Common Swine Industry Audit.
  5. Manage and maintain existing internal reports and spreadsheets.
  6. Evaluate biosecurity protocols and identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the TriOak System
  7. Work with various staff members to assure proper documentation is maintained on site.
  8. Identify issues, concerns and opportunities across departments, providing potential solutions and implementing corrective actions when needed.
  9. Participate on various internal teams to provide guidance on industry requirements.

Essential Job Qualifications: (Order of requirements does not indicate importance)

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Become a PQA+ & TQA advisor and maintain certifications required to teach courses (if not already)
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to and training large groups.
  • Ability to adjust content and training style to fit the party being trained.
  • Must respect confidentiality in discussing organizational matters.
  • Possess the ability to work safely with animals in physically demanding environments.
  • Must have a driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must be self-motivated (self-starter) and detailed oriented.
  • Must have excellent time management and coordination skills.
  • Must have computer literacy including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications: (These attributes are desired, but not required)

  • Swine experience is preferred
  • Spanish speaking and ability to verbally communicate is a plus

If you wish to be considered for this position and believe that you are qualified, please provide your resume with relevant information and contact Tracy Jones (515-291-5890 ext. 244) prior to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020.

Breeding Department Head – St. Anthony, IA

FULL TIME

We are seeking candidates to fill 1 immediate opening in our Breeding Department as the Breeding Department Head at our Marco Pork Sow Facility.

As a Breeding Department Head, this person selected would manage all functions in that department including staff for the successful operation of the unit.

Some of the tasks that would be the responsibility of this individual would include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking an active role in TriOak’s safety, biosecurity and animal welfare programs.
  • Perform all required duties in a timely manner as outlined in the S.O.P (Standard Operating Procedure).
  • Work scheduled hours which may include nights and weekends and comply with company expectations for attendance at work.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all co-workers and be able to accept constructive criticism by co-workers and supervisors.
  • Follow all rules and procedures from both the employee handbook and direct rules and procedures from supervisor.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and training.
  • Understand and demonstrate AI (Artificial Insemination) protocols and procedures.
  • Achieve conception rate goal for wean sows or gilts set by location.
  • Understand and perform proper techniques of prostaglandin use.
  • Understand and perform time efficiencies in all tasks.
  • Assist in maintaining inventories of medications and supplies.
  • Take responsibility for correct handling and storage of semen.
  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge of pregnancy diagnostics.
  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge of unit targets and objectives.
  • Perform equipment, facilities, grounds maintenance and manure handling as required.
  • Understand and demonstrate correct animal handling techniques at all times.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please contact Tracy Jones (515-221-8436) or by completing an online application.

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Feed Delivery Driver – Oakville, IA

FULL TIME

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill 2 openings for full time CDL Feed Delivery Drivers on 2nd shift to work out of our Oakville, Iowa Feed Mill. These positions normally start early afternoons and work Monday through Friday. TriOak Drivers normally deliver 3 or 4 loads per shift to local farms where automated equipment is used to unload feed into farm bins outside.

Successful candidates must have a valid CDL-A, a good driving record, solid experience driving tractor trailers, a good attitude and be able to operate unloading equipment at customer locations.

TriOak Foods offers a strong benefits package (insurance options, 401K with match, profit sharing, PTO program, etc.) and a competitive salary based on experience.

Qualified candidates should apply at the address below or call 319-766-2230 ext. 279 to request an application.

TriOak Foods – Oakville Feed Mill, 103 W. Railroad Street, Oakville, IA 52646

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Feed Delivery Driver – Oakville, IA

PART-TIME/FLEX-TIME

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill openings for part-time/flex-time CDL Feed Delivery Drivers on 2nd shift to work out of our Oakville, Iowa Feed Mill. These positions normally start early afternoons. TriOak will work with selected candidates to create part-time/flex-time schedules, including possibly working partial shifts every day or full shifts certain days of the week. TriOak Drivers normally deliver 3 or 4 loads per shift to local farms where automated equipment is used to unload feed into farm bins outside.

Successful candidates must have a valid CDL-A, a good driving record, solid experience driving tractor trailers, a good attitude and be able to operate unloading equipment at customer locations.

TriOak Foods offers a competitive salary based on experience.

Qualified candidates should apply at the address below or call 319-766-2230 ext. 279 to request an application.

TriOak Foods – Oakville Feed Mill, 103 W. Railroad Street, Oakville, IA 52646

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Illinois Business Development and Relations Representative

TriOak Foods is seeking to fill a current opening for a Business Development Representative in West Central Illinois. The person selected will represent TriOak Foods, help us grow our business and fill our footprint in West Central Illinois.

A successful candidate will be a self-starter, a great communicator, and be aligned with the company’s core values! Must be able to cold call and communicate well with anyone, regardless if they have or have not been introduced. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The candidate must have interest in becoming part of the community. The ability to generate trust and respect for TriOak Foods through the candidates own reputation is required.

The person selected for this position must;

  1. Be willing to work with and build relationships throughout TriOak Foods.
  2. Be willing to continue your education concerning sales and communication skills.
  3. Be willing to cold call within the ag community to promote and sell our program, our company core values and any opportunities.
  4. Must live or be willing to relocate within the TriOak Illinois Footprint.
  5. Must develop relationships with existing producers and fully communicate opportunities and concerns with the appropriate TriOak staff or department.
  6. Communicate freely and with transparency all concerns and constraints.
  7. Be willing to attend various meetings internally and externally where necessary.
  8. This is not an 8-5 position! Must have a strong work ethic and willingly work variable hours and days where necessary.
  9. Be able to present information to large groups.

Anyone that has interest in this position will be considered based on the above requirements and the following criteria: outgoing personality, desire and passion for pork production, the ability to respectfully engage and enlighten those who don’t agree with our modern production model. The ability to be turned down, told no and yet move forward, always keeping a positive attitude is a must.

TriOak Foods offers a strong benefits package (insurance options, 401K with match, profit sharing, PTO program, etc.) and a competitive salary based on experience.

If you wish to be considered for this position and believe that you are qualified, please provide your resume with relevant information to Brian Blake (319-766-2230 ext. 279) or Al Muhlenbruck (319-766-2230 ext. 249).

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