Clemens Food Group

  • Post Early Care Farrowing Lead - Deer Ridge Farm

    Job Locations US-IN-Ridgeville
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    1st Shift
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    At Country View Family Farms, we are a family owned company with relationships throughout the state of Pennsylvania and its neighboring states. We pride ourselves in raising healthy pigs to make quality pork for our families and yours. Spend some time on our site getting to know our company and how we provide safe, wholesome food for our friends and neighbors every day. Country View Family Farms a subsidiary of Clemens Food Group.


    Administrative & Planning
    Responsible for writing up wean paperwork

    Oversee all farrowing record keeping is completed in a timely manner

    Evaluating, understanding and running Pig Knows reports

    Oversee Pig Knows corrections
    Manage action lists
    Fill in for Early Care Lead as needed
    Fill in for Barn Supervisor as needed (Kronos, Feed ordering, daily and weekly EMS, accident reporting, etc.)
    Manage ADKAR plans
    Establish KPIs and Rocks for area responsibilities
    Manage rotation of meds and supplies
    Manage wean projections
    Managing the farrowing house flow to maximize wean age
    Responsible for knowing farm targets
    Piglet survivability projections

    Cross train in other areas and responsibilities of the farm in the abscene of other leads

    Lead daily safety huddles
    Communicate with other leads and Barn Supervisor about staffing plan
    Assigning daily tasks to Post Care team
    Coordinate and oversee weekly Post care meetings
    Communicate to the manager any people or health concerns
    Communicate with external customers (nursery)
    Communicate with internal customers ( Early Care Lead and Breed Leads )
    Communicate and ensure compliance of policy changes to team members

    Communicate new information to team members

    Production Management
    Responsible for tracking piglet inventory weekly
    Oversee wean pig quality
    Fall behind Management
    Management of nurse-ons and nurse-offs
    Selection of cull sows at weaning
    Oversee that processes are completed (tail length, castration, gruel pans, ruptures)
    Monitor proper ventilation
    Oversee room set-up and initial inspections
    Oversee crate management
    Oversee daily walkthroughs
    Oversee treatment of scours
    Oversee sow and piglet treatment
    Management of proper euthanization (sows and piglets)
    Ensure all sows have proper feed and water
    Managing wean age
    Assist the manager with supply orders
    Assigning heat lamp management
    Ensuring vaccinations of sows and piglets are completed
    Oversee management of piglet and sow in Marketing Solutions programs
    Ensure that scours are being collected for breeding (feed back)
    Management of pits in farrowing
    Ensuring cleanliness of tools and housing
    Ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed
    Completing daily checks on security and alarm systems
    Audit/spot-check daily checklist is being followed
    Identifying open sows
    Identifying problem sows and piglets
    Follow and ensure biosecurity process is being followed
    Follow and ensure animal handling and welfare policies are followed
    Ensuring PPE is in good condition and available
    Responsible for general maintenance of farrowing house
    Responsible for pest control
    Understand how to operate and trouble shoot feed systems, ventilation systems
    Ensure that sows are properly identified
    Ensure withdrawal times are adhered to
    Responsible for farrowing card management
    Responsible for forward fostering of piglets in cooperation with Early Care Lead
    Responsible for scoring sow condition upon exit and entrance to farrowing
    Oversee mortality removal and composting
    Manage farm on weekend rotation

    Responsible for response to emergency alarms and situations

    Talent Management

    Participate in annual team member evaluations in collaboration with Barn Supervisor
    Participate in prospective team member interviews
    Oversee completion of daily tasks and team member time management
    Assist with conflict resolution
    Ensuring team members are wearing proper PPE
    Hold team members accountable for post care activities, company policies and key expectations
    Set goals for team
    Oversee training of new team members as needed

    Training of team members in Level 1 and Level 2 certification

    Team CVFF

    Celebrate team member success
    Act as a positive role model for farm staff
    Participate in personal development programs
    Open to using new technologies available
    Complete Coaching Tool/ PE process with the Barn Supervisor
    Participate in any CVFF special project committees




    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: •  Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent four year degree; or a minimum of five years related experiences and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience •  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions •  Must understand that the Company is a producer of high quality pork and be supportive of the mission of raising swine for meat. •  Must be willing to learn and perform the responsibilities described within CVFF’s process manual. •  Must be able to work in a stressful environment. •  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds


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