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Lactation/Office Manager

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Benton, IL, US, 62812

Req ID:  57129
Job Function:  Live Production

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


  • Oversee all aspects of the closed out farrowing radials to ensure the maximum number of high quality, healthy, full-value pigs are shipped weekly and production goals/targets are achieved
  • Ensure that ALL animals across the farrowing area have received proper feed, water, ventilation, and bedding on a daily basis, and 100% of all NR protocols and guidelines are followed
  • Assist with any other aspect of the farm as requested to ensure farm goals and targets are met and tasks are completed on a daily basis             

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide an ideal environment for lactating sows and nursing piglets by ensuring proper seasonal adjustments are made such as ventilation, bedding, and wallows
  • Efficiently vaccinate piglets and prepare weanings in accordance with company procedures
  • Proper treatment/care of sows in farrowing including daily observations and walking of pens to ensure health and productivity of sows and piglets
  • Ensure feeding program aligns with stage of lactation and season
  • Maintain cleaning/bedding of all farrowing huts in closed out radials
  • Maintain and clean waters, feeders, and fences
  • Keep, communicate, and report accurate records on a daily basis
  • Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, concerns, or questions
  • Recognize and manage unique situations that require special attention or treatment
  • Maintain a clean/ orderly appearance around the office/ farm.
  • Conserve farm resources such as supplies, equipment, and time
  • Anticipate and prevent problems whenever possible rather than allowing problems to develop and progress and then reacting to them
  • Communicate openly and freely with others
  • Any other duties as assigned, requested, or directed by management/supervisor

Minimum Education

  • Minimum of High School Diploma or equivalent
  • B.S. degree in Animal Science or related field, OR minimum of one-year experience in straw-bedded pork production system, OR minimum of two years’ experience in traditional pork production.

Experience Requirements

  • Responsible for onboarding all new associates according to company policy
  • Lead on farm training events for all associates
  • Ensure all farm production records are current and accurate
  • Serve as the backup to the Farm Manager for all Kronos related activities includes but not limited to schedules, time punches, disciplinary actions, approvals, etc.
  • Responsible for the farm supplies order and on farm inventory of products
  • Develop daily and weekly work schedules of tasks needed to be completed
  • Coach, Train, and Develop team members on a daily basis
  • Assist with goal setting and conduct annual reviews of all direct reports - MyPearl
  • Protect health and safety of staff and ensure humane treatment of animals
  • Promote cooperation within and across departments through staff and equipment sharing
  • Anticipate and prevent problems rather than allowing them to develop and reacting to them
  • Notify and discuss openly with management any problems, questions or concerns
  • Organize, prioritize and manage time to maximize quality and efficiency of work  


Experience Preferred

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Ability to lead by example and manage a team of 2-5 people
  • Ability to problem solve, be a critical thinker, goal oriented, and a team player


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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