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.

Sow Farm Manager | SE Iowa

We are seeking candidates to become a full time Sow Farm Manager working at the Indian Creek sow farm location in Southeast Iowa.  The primarily responsibilities for this job would include:

  • Responsible for the management of all production and physical attributes of the unit by successfully carrying out and understanding both core processes and key process measures while demonstrating leadership skills in delegation and completion of tasks.
  • Complete accountability for all operations including planning, budget, production, environment, maintenance, human resources and safety.

Successful candidates will need to be able to perform the following essential tasks for this position:

  1. Manage the daily productions activities for the farm and facilities.  Additional responsibilities over time may include work in the areas of feed manufacturing, environmental management, and regulatory management.
  2. Effectively lead and manage team members to create a strong, stable, skilled team that delivers results.  This could include; promotion of safety, necessary documentation of work-related injuries, creating work schedules, recruiting potential candidates, on-boarding, provide support for discipline, actively participate in terminations and documentation and the development of new team members.
  3. Assist with implementing all company policies, directing and coordinating all farm activities to develop and implement long-range goals, business strategies and objectives to help achieve business and profitability growth objectives.
  4. Manage biosecurity protocols for the location.
  5. Be a leader related to animal care and handling with respect to company operating procedures.
  6. Facilitate timely actions in response to any external or internal production related audits.  This includes audits for the following areas:  safety, electricity, maintenance & general housekeeping, swine handling, bio-security, and general production.
  7. Manage all production records to ensure they are accurate and timely and be able to generate all needed information for additional departments within TriOak that are impacted by the production of the farm. Take an active role in safety program including following safety procedures, enforcement of policy and continued training.
  8. Responsible for ensuring all paperwork and production information is complete, correct, and processed within an appropriate time frame.  Provide Sow Production Manager with any reports and/or production information necessary.
  9. Responsible to maintain a weekly preventative maintenance program, and effectively communicate the farm complex needs to the maintenance manager.
  10. Coordinate necessary livestock movements in conjunction with the Sow Production Manager to maintain inventory and meet production targets.
  11. Responsible for the overall appearance of the farm complex, both internally and externally.
  12. Responsible for maintaining proper feed management.
  13. Take responsibility for the use of ventilation controls including programming.
  14. All other duties as may be assigned.

To be successful in this position the person must:

  1. Effectively communicate with others.
  2. Create win/win relationships with coworkers.
  3. Focus on details and be able to organize and prioritize tasks.
  4. Successful record or leadership and team development specifically in supervising staff which will be necessary to help achieve the goals and company objectives.
  5. Lead by example and create a positive energy improving group commitments.
  6. Demonstrate expertise in swine management.

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

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Regional Finishing Manager | SE Iowa

Nature of Position:

The person selected will be responsible to manage Field Staff in the Southeast Iowa region 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.

Essential Duties:

  1. Audit and ensure that all TriOak Quality Standards and protocols are implemented and being followed by direct reports.
  2. Oversee and manage direct reports.  This could include scheduling assistance, continuing education and training, assistance with conflict resolution, etc.
  3. Responsible for creating and maintaining a win/ win relationship with TriOak contract growers.
  4. Liaison between contract growers and TriOak employees, providing communication to both parties as needed.  This will include monitoring pertinent site data, communicating process improvement opportunities and determining next course of action.
  5. Provide technical direction and education for animal production and transportation.
  6. Conduct regular farm visits, complete all pertinent paperwork and follow up with all parties as needed.
  7. Assist when needed regarding the internal and external movement of TriOak pigs.  This is to include weaned pigs, feeder pigs and market pigs.
  8. Assist in compliance with all applicable State and Federal environmental laws and regulations.
  9. Conduct employee reviews as required by the company’s human resource policy.
  10. Responsible for carrying out the company biosecurity program as presented by the company’s vet staff.
  11. Maintain a vet / client / patient relationship with the company’s vet staff and adhere to their guidelines with regard to herd health and improvement.  Provide necessary assistance to direct reports in regard to proper medication application.
  12. Assist relations team with initial space procurement.
  13. Responsible to perform duties as assigned by supervisor.

 Job Qualifications:

  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 field staff employees 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. Be efficient working in a variety of software applications including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.
  5. 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.
  6. Maintain an acceptable MVR as determined by TriOak.
  7. Hours of work are expected to be longer than subordinate employees.
  8. Must be able to work safely in a physically demanding environment including the ability to lift 50 lbs, load / move market sized animals, walk through pens of animals, etc.
  9. Must be able to work in a variety of working conditions including but not limited; to extreme heat during summer months and extreme cold in winter months.
  10. Must be able to work in an environment in which you will be exposed to daily odors, dusts and gasses that may be uncomfortable or hazardous if proper procedures are not followed.

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

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Grain Handling Person | Oakville, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill one part-time seasonal position to work during the fall 2021 harvest season as a Grain Handling Person working in Oakville, Iowa.  The Grain Handling Person is primarily responsible for unloading farmer owned trucks and outside maintenance.

The person selected must:

  • Must be able to work with the public.
  • Must have a valid driver license.
  • Be physically capable of lifting 50 pounds.
  • May be asked to climb to elevated areas.
  • Be able to work 12 hour shifts during harvest season.
  • Comply with the company standard operating and safety procedures.
  • Be able to work independently and follow directions.

Regular hours for this position would be 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and once harvest starts the hour expectations would be 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays until harvest season is completed.

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

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Site Management Technician | Gladstone, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Site Management Technician Position which will help manage sites located around the Gladstone, Illinois, area. Given work schedules and barn locations, the person 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 and good driving record.
  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 lbs 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 contact Tracy Jones (515-221-8436) or submit an application online.

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Boar Stud Swine Tech | Danville, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill one full time opening as a Boar Stud Swine Tech 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 person 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.
  9. Perform other duties assigned by your supervisor or management.

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

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Finishing Field Staff | Southeast IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a full time position as Finishing Field Staff Members – located in SE Iowa.

This position will oversee finishers within that respective 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 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 Tracy Jones at 515-221-8436 or submit an application online.

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CDL-A Feed Delivery Driver | Oakville, IA

We are looking to fill a Second Shift CDL-A Feed Delivery Driver position to be based out of Oakville, IA.

This position will be focused on delivering feed to grower sites, but responsibilities may also include hauling ingredients from suppliers to our mill as needed.  Drivers will normally work a Monday through Friday schedule.

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

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CDL-A Feed Delivery Driver | Bushnell, IL

We are looking to fill a CDL-A Feed Delivery Driver position to be based out of Bushnell, IL.

This position will be focused on delivering feed to grower sites, but responsibilities may also include hauling ingredients from suppliers to our mill as needed.  Drivers will normally work a Monday through Friday schedule.

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

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Sow Herdspersons | Clinton, IL and Lamar, CO

TriOak Foods is seeking to hire Sow Farm Herdspersons to work at our Sunset Sow Farm located near Clinton, Illinois and our Colorado Sow Farm locations near Lamar, Colorado.  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 person 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.

TriOak employees receive competitive pay and a strong benefits package including medical insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, a 401k plan, profit sharing, and more.

If you have interest in this position and believe that you are qualified please submit an application online.

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