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Live Animal Scheduler – Oakville, Iowa

We are seeking candidates who are interested and qualified to become a Live Animal Scheduler based in Oakville. This person will be working in all aspects of live animal scheduling including but not limited to weaned pig movements, overstock movements and market hog movements. This position will be an integral part of driving system development and daily operations efficiency. Since this is an “on call” position, the individual selected for this role must be accessible outside of normal working hours.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and communicating movement schedules to all pertinent individuals including, but not limited to field staff, contract haulers and pork processing partners.
  • Work with all parties to ensure product specifications are met throughout all phases of delivery.
  • Responsible for data collection and entry for ongoing measurement of key performance metrics.
  • Will work with field staff, producers, truckers, and pork processing partners on issues that arise regarding animal handling and transport.
  • Responsible for managing processes to ensure that PQA and TQA guidelines are being met or exceeded.
  • Must understand pig flow at all levels of the TriOak system including weaned pig and overstock movements.
  • Must have a financial understanding of processes related to transporting market animals. This includes development, calculation, and review of all freight rates.
  • Assist financial functions including business planning, budgeting, accounting, and period-end results.
  • Assist with development of planning processes and procedures to improve departmental efficiencies.
  • Investigate and resolve internal and external customer complaints.

Success Factors:

  • Able to act in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a systematic approach to decision making. Use of System Improvement Model, CQI Principles, and Leadership Imperatives to work through problems and make decisions.
  • Able to react to a work environment that will change day to day as unexpected things occur in the production system.
  • Able to work with people in such a manner to build high morale, create positive energy, and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Able to establish and carry out specific courses of action for self and/or groups in an independent manner; willing to commit to long hours of work and personal sacrifice to reach goals.
  • Self-motivated and able to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally and in writing with other employees and company contacts.

Job Qualifications:

  • BS degree in an agriculture related field or a minimum of 3 years of swine industry or Logistics experience.
  • Knowledge in commercial swine production and or transportation would be beneficial.
  • Have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office and related computer programs.

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

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Feed Delivery Drivers – 2nd Shift – Bushnell, Illinois

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill 2nd shift feed deliver drivers positions.

Feed Drivers at Bushnell deliver feed to farms based on local grower orders.  Our 2nd shift Drivers at Bushnell normally start around 1pm 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 individuals 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 contact Brian Blake (319-766-2230 ext. 279) or Evan Smith (319-766-2230 ext. 422) or apply online.

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Finishing Field Staff Person – SE Iowa

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

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 to this position will service and support production in approximately 50,000-60,000 pig-spaces.

The Duties and Qualifications of this position include:

  • 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 contact Brian Blake (319-766-2230 ext. 279), or complete an online application.

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1st Shift Feed Mill Operator – Oakville, IA

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

As a Mill Operator, the person 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; must be able to do basic maintenance, preventative maintenance and housekeeping in the mill; must be able to operate the loadout function in the mill; must be able to operate computer controlled systems for the mill.  In addition, the person selected will be required to assist in weekly and period end inventory calculating and maintenance projects as they come up, occasionally on weekends.

Individuals who express interest in this position will be considered based on the following criteria:  proven skills and work experience, mechanical aptitude, computer experience, attitude, etc.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please contact Brian Blake at (319-766-2230 ext. 279).

 

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Feed Mill Operator / Lead person 2nd Shift –  Oakville, Iowa

TriOak is seeking candidates to become a full time Feed Mill Operator / Lead Person to work 2nd shift.

The person selected for this be must learn to operate feed manufacturing equipment as required; must be able to work in receiving and understand the internal movement of ingredients and mixing functions; must be able to do basic maintenance, preventative maintenance and housekeeping in the mill; must be able to operate the loadout function in the mill; must be able to operate computer controlled systems throughout the mill.

As the Lead Person, the selected person will be involved in day-to-day leadership of the employees working on 2nd Shift based out of our Oakville Feed Mill. This role may be involved in scheduling; employee relations; safety leadership / training and other related duties.   The person will also be involved in improvement activities and projects related to the Oakville Feed Mill.

Individuals will be considered for this position based on the following: proven skills and work experience, prior work history, leadership experience, communication skills, attitude, mechanical aptitude, computer experience and other related criteria.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified, please contact Brian Blake (319-766-2230 ext. 279), or Shawn Timmerman (319-766-2230 ext. 301) or by complete an online application.

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Sow Farm Herdsperson Individuals – at our sow farm near Monmouth, Illinois

TriOak Foods is seeking to hire Sow Farm Herdspersons to work at our farm located near Monmouth, Illinois.

These positions have 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 individuals selected for this position must be able to:

  1. Follow safety rules and bio-security regulations setup by TriOak Foods.
  2. Effectively work with swine in our barns or be willing to learn proper swine husbandry skills.
  3. Check animals for stress, vaccinate, treat and manage sick animals as needed according to company protocols.
  4. Work safely while working with our animals including breeding, farrowing and while moving animals.
  5. Troubleshoot problems in swine production facilities and take corrective actions as needed.
  6. Complete power-washing, disinfecting and other cleanup as needed.
  7. Work unsupervised, be self-motivated and proactive.
  8. Physically capable of lifting 75 lbs.
  9. Work well with co-workers and your manager in order to complete duties as a team.
  10. Have good attendance.
  11. Perform other duties assigned by your supervisor or management.

If you have interest and believe that you are qualified, please contact Brian Blake (319-766-2230 ext. 279).

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 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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