Clemens Food Group

  • Early Care Lead - River Valley

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

    Clemens Food Group is the industry leader in customer solutions. Originally founded in 1895, the Company has a long rich heritage, deeply rooted in values. Clemens Food Group is a vertically coordinated company that includes hog farming, food production, logistical services, and transportation. To this day, it remains steadfastly dedicated to continuing previous generations' commitment by operating as good stewards of the community and the environment, offering quality innovative products and services, and working with our business partners, customers, employees, and family members with the highest degree of integrity and ethics. Country View Family Farms, a Clemens Food Group company, operates in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are over 100 family farms raising hogs under contract, infusing nearly $12 million a year into rural communities.


    Production Management- 60%

    Responsible for tracking piglet inventory weekly

    Monitor teet space Fall behind prevention

    Management of nurse-ons and nurse-offs

    Oversee pig placements at birth

    Ensure proper ventilation and set up

    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

    Assigning heat lamp management Management of Day 1 care

    Oversee management of piglet and sow in Marketing Solutions programs

    Ensure that scours are being collected for breeding (feed back)

    Ensuring cleanliness of tools and housing

    Ensuring all policies and procedures are being followed Audit/spot-check daily checklist is being followed

    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

    Understand how to operate and trouble shoot feed systems, ventilation systems Ensure that sows are properly identified

    Oversee c-sections as needed

    Ensure withdrawal times are adhered to

    Responsible for farrowing card management

    Responsible for flagging problem sows pre-farrow in PigKnows

    Responsible for forward fostering of piglets in cooperation with Post Early Care Lead

    Oversee mortality removal

    Oversee Dynamate use Manage farm on weekend rotation Responsible for response to emergency alarms and situations


    Communication- 15%

    Lead daily safety huddles Communicate with other leads and Barn Supervisor about staffing plan

    Assigning daily tasks to early care team

    Coordinate and oversee weekly early care meetings

    Communicate to the manager any people or health concerns

    Communicate with internal customers ( Post Early Care Lead and Breed Lead ) Communicate and ensure compliance of policy changes to team members Communicate new information to team members


    Planning- 10%

    Oversee all farrowing record keeping is completed in a timely manner

    Oversee Pig Knows corrections

    Evaluating, understanding and running Pig Knows reports

    Manage action lists Fill in for Post Care Lead Manage ADKAR plans

    Establish KPIs and Rocks for area responsibilities

    Manage expiration dates on meds and supplies

    Managing the lactation days spread within the farrowing room

    Ensuring every group is farrowing on time

    Responsible for knowing farm targets Piglet survivability projections

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


    Talent Management -10%

    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

    Assist Barn Supervisor in scheduling PTO and Earned days for early care

    Ensuring team members are wearing proper PPE Hold team members accountable for early care activities, company policies and key expectations Set goals for team Manage Day 1 specialist schedule

    Oversee training of new team members as needed Training of team members in Level 1 and Level 2 certification


    Team CVFF -5%

    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 P

    articipate in any CVFF special project committees



    • Qualifications

      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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