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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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Regional Sow Production Manager | SE Colorado

TriOak Foods is seeking candidates to fill a Regional Sow Production Manager position based out of Southeast Colorado.

Nature of Position:

Oversee the training of farm managers and farm staff implementing and executing TriOak protocols, assisting other production opportunity areas while on farm, and individual farm assignments directed from Colorado General Manager and the Sow Production Manager.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide training and implementation of protocols to all sow farms.
  2. Audit and ensure that all TriOak Quality Standards and protocols are implemented and being followed by direct reports.
  3. Oversee and manage direct reports.  This could include scheduling assistance, continuing education and training, assistance with conflict resolution, hiring, firing and progressive discipline.
  4. Responsible for creating and maintaining a win/ win relationship with sow farm managers and staff.
  5. Liaison between sow farm managers, Colorado General Manager, and Sow Production Manager, providing communication to all parties as needed.  This will include monitoring pertinent site data, communicating process improvement opportunities and determining next course of action.
  6. Provide technical direction and education for animal production protocols.
  7. Conduct regular farm visits including spending multiple days on same site.
  8. Assist in compliance with all applicable State and Federal environmental laws and regulations.
  9. Assist individual farms with special projects assigned by Colorado General Manager and Sow Production Manager.
  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. Responsible to perform duties as assigned by supervisor.

Success Factors:

  • Ability to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction.
  • Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting good judgment.
  • Ability to use a System Improvement Model and Leadership Imperatives to work through problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to create win/win relationships with subordinate employees.
  • Ability to work unsupervised while getting daily work completed on time.
  • Ability to focus on details.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

Job Qualifications:

  • A minimum high school diploma.
  • Maintain an acceptable MVR as determined by TriOak.
  • Have extensive knowledge in commercial swine production.
  • Have extensive knowledge of sow records and related computer software.
  • Be willing to be on call 365 days a year, 24 hours per day, excluding vacation.
  • Must be PQA certified or, have the ability to be certified within 6 months of employment.
  • Be able to communicate in English orally and in written format.
  • Hours of work could be longer than subordinate employees.
  • Must be able to work safely in a physically demanding environment including the ability to lift 50 pounds, load / move breeding sized animals, walk through pens of animals, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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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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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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Boar Stud Swine Technicians | Danville, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill two full time openings as Boar Stud Swine Technicians 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 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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Farrowing Department Manager | Niota, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Farrowing Department Manager Position at our Scheetz Farm location, located near Niota, Illinois.  Our Sow Farm Farrowing Managers 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 Scheetz 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 | 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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Sow Herdspersons | Lamar, CO

TriOak Foods is seeking to hire Sow Farm Herdspersons to work at our Colorado Sow Farm locations near Lamar, Colorado.  This position will 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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Farrowing Department Manager | Columbus Junction, IA

We are seeking candidates to fill a Farrowing Department Manager Positions at our Indian Creek location, located near Columbus Junction, IA.  Our Sow Farm Farrowing Managers 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 Indian Creek.
  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 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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Site Management Lead | Macomb, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Site Management Lead Position which will help manage sites located near Macomb, IL.

General Responsibilities:

A Site Management Lead is a unique position that combines daily site management tasks such as individual pig care, loading and unloading of pigs, vaccinations, etc. with Swine Fieldstaff responsibilities such as pig health management, timely paperwork, and marketing of animals.  This position will be responsible for a finishing pod of approximately 25,000 – 30,000 pig spaces and will lead a small team (3-4 individuals) of direct reports.

Normal Work Time:

Standard working day is 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mon thru Fri.  Some variations to this standard working day will be required. For example, when scheduled to load and unload pigs the scheduled time could fall outside of the normal standard working hours.  This position is on-call 24/7 in the event of emergency issues at an assigned farm or with our pigs.  Weekend rotation is also required in this position.

Essential Duties & Job Qualifications:

  1. Enjoy working with swine and be able to work in a swine production facility.
  2. Be self-motivated and be able to work unsupervised.
  3. Have basic knowledge of and have the ability to teach proper swine husbandry skills.
  4. Able to troubleshoot problems in swine production facilities and take corrective actions as needed.
  5. Have basic mechanical skills necessary to do minor maintenance on facilities.
  6. Capable and willing to teach protocols and processes to direct reports.
  7. Must hold team members accountable for following TriOak SOP’s.
  8. Able to open gates and walk among pigs up to market size within pens to identify animals for market as well as any health issues with our animals.
  9. Ability to vaccinate pigs in large quantities per scheduled protocols.
  10. Must be able to use a sorting panel effectively to move animals safely and to protect yourself.
  11. Have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  12. Must have a cell phone that can be used for company business.  TriOak will compensate for company use.
  13. Familiarize self with Fieldstaff Training Manual and be able to perform all necessary functions of a fieldstaff member.
  14. Must have a willingness to learn and use TriOak’s production accounting system (Lot Tracker) as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook).
  15. Able to organize, prioritize and assign tasks to team members as needed.
  16. Be detailed oriented.
  17. Must be physically capable of lifting 50 lbs.
  18. Be able to work in a safe manner.

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

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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Finishing Field Staff | SE IA & Western IL & Central IA

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

One position will be based out of the SE Iowa / Western IL area and will mostly oversee finishers within that region.  The other position will be based out of Central Iowa. The ability to work with contractors to achieve and maintain a win / win relationship with TriOak Foods is a must.  The persons selected to 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 contact Tracy Jones (515-221-8436) or submit an application online.

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Breeding Department Manager | Plymouth, IL

We are seeking candidates to fill a Breeding Department Manager Position at our Plymouth Pork location, located near Plymouth, IL.  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. Those who express interest in this position will be considered based on the following criteria:  experience working with pigs, overall work history, ability to work on own including managing own activities, etc.

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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