Careers

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Boar Stud Technician | Danville, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a full time opening as a Boar Stud Technician to work at our Geode Boar Stud Facility near Danville, Iowa.

This position will have a variety of duties including the daily care, health, and maintenance of animals within Geode. This position is primarily responsible for the collection of semen from boars along with moving animals within the facility, vaccinations, record keeping and related activities.

The individuals selected for this position must:

1. Be able to follow safety rules and bio-security regulations setup by TriOak Foods.
2. Must enjoy working with swine, be able to work in a swine production facility environment and be able to learn the collection process.
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 able to plan ahead, be proactive and be detailed oriented.
6. Must be physically capable of lifting 75 lbs.
7. Be able to work together with co-workers and managers in order to promote teamwork.
8. Must have good attendance and reliable transportation.
9. Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor or management.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please follow the below link to submit an application.

Boar Stud Technician Application

Animal Transport Driver | SE Iowa & Western IL

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 follow the below link to submit an application.
Animal Transport Driver Application

Feed Mill Operator | Bushnell, IL

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

The individual 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 individual 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 follow the below link to submit an application.
Feed Mill Operator Application

Feed Mill Technician | Bushnell, IL

For more information on this position, or to apply, please follow the below link.
Feed Mill Technician Application

Feed Mill Coordinator | Bushnell, IL

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Feed Mill Coordinator

Farrowing Team Lead | Plymouth, IL

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Farrowing Team Lead

Feed Mill Manager | Bushnell, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Feed Mill Manager Position located in Bushnell, Illinois.

Nature of Position:

Lead a Feed Milling Team (~10 people) and manage the entire operation to produce and deliver high quality swine nutrition products as efficiently and safely as possible while meeting all corporate and government guidelines. This individual will need to be self-sufficient in tackling operational challenges and have a strong ability to create practical solutions independently. Strong leadership and a devotion to the Company’s Values and Mission statement will be at the forefront of this individual’s leadership style, while creating a family orientated and competitive environment that team members wish to join and remain part of.

Essential Functions:
(Order of Essential Functions does not indicate importance of Functions)

• Cost, Productivity, and Process Improvement: Manage the Feed Mill effectively in order to achieve Milling Cost goals while maintaining safety, quality, service, housekeeping, and property conservation.
• Maintenance and Property Conservation: Implement maintenance programs. Ensure reliability of facilities. Maintain physical condition and appearance which reflects the standards of quality and service of our business. Propose and execute Capital Projects specific to the location.
• Leadership and Development: Create and promote a positive and rewarding experience for all mill employees, focused on employee success, retention, and development. Develop and Monitor KPI’s for mill and team.
• Logistics: Ensure that feed delivery operations are executed in a safely, timely and efficient manner, and that any third-party trucking services agreements with outbound haulers are met and provide the expected service and value to the business and within the law.
• Administration: Provide accurate and timely information to accounting team and make decisions based on reports generated.
• Product Quality: Manufacture products which conform to the product formula, regulatory, and all other requirements of the product design, i.e., PDI, fines, size, appearance, density, etc.
• Safety: Prevent accidental injuries through employee learning, safe behavior, and the application of engineering principles to facilities, equipment, and process design.
• Housekeeping: Ensure all facilities are consistently representing our brand and meet all Company standards. Implement and monitor housekeeping programs and develop and maintain housekeeping protocols and records.
• Environmental: Ensure the location complies with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. Responsible for establishing good relations with neighbors and the local community.

Education and Experience Requirements:
• 10 years of proven track record in equivalent role in feed milling or bachelor’s degree.
• 5+ year’s previous management experience in feed milling. 10+ years preferred.
• Ability to work in a manufacturing environment, climbing ladders, lifting up to 50 lb.
• Experience in industry related to regulatory process (i.e., FDA/EPA/DNR/OSHA).
• Project management skills and ability to execute large capital projects.
• Ability to understand and interpret monthly P&L statements.
• Maintenance experience as well as a strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of how equipment used in the feed manufacturing process work.
• Strong understanding of pelleting processes in regard to animal feed.
• Right to work in the U.S. not based solely on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third part employer.

Additional Requirements:
• Effective leadership skills.
• Interpersonal and team skills for working with employees at all levels.
• Organized and detail orientated, manage priorities and dynamic deadlines.
• Efficient time management and ability to work under pressure.
• Familiarity and knowledge related to 5S Lean Manufacturing.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient in feed mill batching software (e.g., WEM ®, Beta Raven ®, etc.) and Microsoft Office.
• Available to work weekends and holidays as needed.

Working Conditions:
• General climate- Both climate-controlled office and environmentally controlled milling facilities.
• During summer months, outside temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and during the winter months outside temperatures may fall below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
• When performing different tasks inside and/or outside noise can become very loud.
• Each day one may encounter dust, odors, and other hazardous conditions/materials.
• Will be exposed to electrical boxes and 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.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please follow the below link to submit an application.
Feed Mill Manager Application