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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Animal Transport Driver | SE Iowa and 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 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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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 Technician | Macomb, IL

We are currently seeking candidates to fill a Site Management Technician Position which will help manage sites located around the Macomb, 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, 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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Financial Accountant | Oakville, IA

TriOak Foods is looking to fill one full time position as a Financial Accountant. The Financial Accountant will work daily with the Controller, Financial Accounting Manager, and CFO to supervise the general accounting functions of TriOak Foods, Inc and related entities.

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

  • Prepare and review monthly subsidiary financial statements
  • Reconcile cash accounts daily
  • Assist with internal financial statement reporting to prepare for internal and external meetings
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist in compliance with local, state, and federal government requirements
  • Prepare period end workpapers with adequate documentation
  • Work as a team with production accounting staff
  • Assist with preparation for external audit and be available during audit fieldwork
  • Comply with internal controls in order to minimize risk
  • Identify and recommend updates to accounting processes and procedures
  • Manage internal certificate of insurance review system
  • Perform internal audits in various functions
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and exercise good judgment and discretion in handling information
  • Receive instruction from Financial Accounting Manager, Controller and CFO
  • Other duties as needed.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration required
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred
  • 2 years or more of related experience preferred

Job Qualifications:

  • Mastery of accounting and related software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Discreet and able to maintain confidential information, able to maintain impartial and unbiased representation
  • A positive attitude, proven teamwork skills, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills, strict adherence to confidentiality practices, and willingness to help cooperatively in other areas on any project is a must
  • Experience working at a very high level of accuracy and timeliness
  • Maturity, self-confidence, and strong communication skills will be important in this role.  This position will manage and work with many internal customers, potential employment candidates and the public
  • Ability to recognize where follow-up is needed to resolve open items
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite or similar software
  • Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand
  • May involve working in an office as well as interacting with employees in their work locations through the company as required
  • Occasional travel may be required. Could include overnights

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

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 Positions | SE Iowa & Central IL

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

Nature of Positions:

These positions will be based out of the SE Iowa and Central IL areas and will mostly oversee finishers within those regions.  The ability to work with contractors to achieve and maintain a win / win relationship with TriOak Foods is a must.

The persons selected for these positions will service and support production in approximately 50,000-60,000 pig-spaces.

The Duties and Qualifications of these positions 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 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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Sow Farm Manager | Lincoln, IL

We are seeking candidates to become a full time Sow Farm Manager working at the Sunset location near Lincoln, IL.  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 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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Maintenance Technician | St. Anthony, IA

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill an Immediate Opening as a Maintenance Technician at our Sow Facility near St. Anthony.  We are looking for a positive, safe and conscientious person who will be responsible for diagnosing, troubleshooting, completing repairs and preventative maintenance on the sow facility and company property.

The person selected for this position must have proven experience with mechanical repairs, troubleshooting, regular maintenance preferred.   This position would work Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  TriOak employees receive competitive pay and participate in a strong benefits package including medical / dental/ vision insurance, disability plans, life 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 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 | Columbus Junction, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a Farrowing Department Head Position at our Compass Farm location, located near Columbus Junction, 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.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Manage the daily farrowing activities for the Compass 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 | Columbus Junction, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a Breeding Department Head Position at our Compass Farm location, located near Columbus Junction, Iowa.  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.

The person selected for this position must:

  1. Manage the daily breeding activities for the Compass 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 | 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 Scheetz 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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Regional Finishing Manager | SE Iowa

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill a Regional Finishing Manager position based out of Southeast 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 being considered for this position and believe that you are qualified, please contact Tracy Jones at 515-221-8436 or submit an application or resume online.

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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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