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.

Swine Facility Maintenance Person | SE Iowa & Central IL

We are seeking candidates who are interested and qualified to fill a Swine Facility Maintenance Position.

The primary objective of this position will be to maintain and install equipment for company owned assets focused on swine facilities primarily in Southeast Iowa and West Central Illinois.  This position will be working with electricians and other maintenance staff on swine facilities and company owned grain elevators and feed mills.

Critical Duties Include:

Maintenance and Repairs:

  • Monitor and maintain appropriate ventilation systems.
  • Perform all maintenance tasks related to heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, locksmithing, welding, and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • Perform general troubleshooting, diagnose problems, replace, or repair parts, test and adjust
  • Work with operations / barn management to minimize downtime due to mechanical issues and implement solutions to prevent ongoing breakdowns.
  • Operate in compliance with OSHA standards and company policies regarding lockout tagout, confined space, hot work, and other related procedures.
  • Perform simple machinist duties and responsibilities.
  • Prioritize workload.
  • Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools.

Preventative Maintenance Program:

  • Provide hands on leadership and guidance for the ongoing, scheduled preventative maintenance programs that are to be implemented at our farms.
  • Position includes assisting in developing and administering of a PM scheduling system, employee training on maintenance processes at the farms and recordkeeping associated with our program.
  • Train, support and lead employees who are integral to a successful preventative maintenance program.

Installations and Updates: 

  • Complete installations and updates when projects are being completed using in-house personnel.
  • Effectively communicate with employees and maintenance / construction contractors at sites to make sure they meet quality, safety, and cost expectations.

Position Requirements:

Successful candidates for this new and critical position should have the following skills and experience:

  • Proven experience in the maintenance / repair / installation / function of equipment in swine facilities.
  • The ability to troubleshoot and repair complex mechanical equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Strong mechanical and electrical abilities that includes experience working on equipment including low and high voltage motors, gearboxes, fans, water line plumbing, feed lines, Etc.
  • Strong history of working safely and the ability to improve safety for employees within various operations.
  • Strong work ethic and self-motivated as this position will be often working independently.
  • Good communication skills and willingness to work with others.
  • Need to be willing to respond to service emergencies possibly on nights or weekends.
  • Physical ability to move throughout the workplace; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb 4-foot gates, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) medium to heavy weights of 50-75 pounds and work on tall structures and platforms
  • Knowledge and adherence to biosecurity rules.

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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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 | 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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