Clemens Food Group

  • Manager Trainee- Swine Production (Pennsylvania)

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

    Welcome to Country View Family Farms! We’re a progressive family owned company with deep roots in raising healthy pigs to make quality pork for our families and yours. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, we have operations in PA, IN, and MI. Known for being industry leaders in our practices and animal care, we live by our core values of ethics, integrity and stewardship.


    “Be Me Be Clemens”


    Country View Family Farms is a subsidiary of Clemens Food Group. Come grow with us as we continue to vastly expand our swine operations. Join a team of individuals passionate about agriculture.


    We’re Hiring a Sow Production Manager Trainee in our Pennsylvania Region. In this role you will participate in a comprehensive swine production and leadership training program. Enjoy our progressive operation including electronic sow feeding (ESF), top-notch biosecurity practices, open pen gestation, along with half our herd being antibiotic free. You will report to the Sow Service Manager and will receive both on farm and off farm training to obtain a good understanding of our business, company and pork industry, along with gaining practical experience and expertise in both leadership and swine production.

    We Offer a competitive salary and bonus system based on performance, along with a comprehensive benefit program including medical, dental, prescription coverage, long and short-term disability, life insurance as well as paid time off and educational assistance. In addition, we offer a generous Sharing Plan, which includes a 401k with company match, and profit sharing.



    What You Would Be Doing

    Basics of Program

      • Approximately a 1 Year Program
      • On Farm Production Training- Be a part of the Sow Farm Farrow to Wean Team
      • Trained in the basic processes and procedures at the farm.
      • Become certified at the highest production level in both farrowing and breeding
      • Given specific responsibilities at the farm to give you an opportunity to implement the programs you have learned
    • Leadership Training
      • Monthly Leadership Training Meetings.
        • Discussion of our business, including our goals, basic business structure, how we implement our programs on both a production and financial basis and the processes involved. Other topics include Pig Health, Environmental programs, Genetic program and record analysis
      • Spend a time at the office shadowing support staff, learning office procedures and activities
      • Time in the Field with our Wean to Service team. Tour at least one of our Nurseries and one of our Finisher sites. Discuss key aspects of this phase of our business and the link between our sow Farms
      • Leadership Training Seminar
      • Team Building Seminar
      • Continual Improvement (CI) program training
      • Attend Quarterly Farm Manager Meetings
    • Start times may vary, some weekends and holiday work required



    This Role is for You if:

    • You have the ability to communicate both verbally and written in English.
    • You have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    • You have prior livestock management; prior swine preferred, but open to other livestock backgrounds such as dairy, heifer management or poultry.
    • You have a Bachelors Degree (B.A) in an agricultural related field or minimum of 3 years swine industry experience or an Associate’s Degree in Agriculture and 3 years of leadership experience.
    • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and can physically be standing on your feet a majority of the day with the ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • You are multi-task oriented and a team player.
    • You have good verbal and written communication skillsYou are available to work Monday thru Friday, with some weekends and holiday work required.
    • You are committed to meeting and exceeding industry standards in care and welfare of our animals.
    • You are able to tolerate a barn environment, which may include animal dander, manure, dust, blood, odors and frequently noisy conditions.


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