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JBS USA FARM MANAGER in Houstonia, Missouri

Purpose & Scope:

JBS Live Pork is looking for a Sow Farm Manager for a new greenfield farm in Houstonia, Missouri! The Farm Manager is responsible for ensuring the carrying out of daily responsibilities in the caring for the welfare of the animals, including feed, water, and management. The Sow Farm Manager directly manages the team of farm employees and ensures they are working effectively and efficiently. This position will coordinate employees into highly effective team members to produce high quality animals in the most productive manner.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Ensures animals are being cared for daily, including water, feed and management

  • Builds, leads, and trains successful team members to carry out assigned tasks

  • Complies with company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)

  • Assists in controlling costs associated with feed, supplies, and labor

  • Sets long and short-term targets and goals for breeding and farrowing success

  • Maintains accurate number integrity for record keeping

  • Coordinates and oversees completion of special projects

  • Makes recommendations for operational improvements

  • Conducts safety training meetings and ensures employees are working safely

  • Performs general maintenance and upkeep of buildings, grounds and equipment

  • Maintains open line of communication with all team members including upper management

  • Complies with the practices and principals of biosecurity to safeguard the life and health of the animals

  • Ensures welfare of animals

  • Assists with other duties as assigned

Travel: Local travel – often 30 mile radius

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and listening skills

  • B.S degree in Animal Science or equivalent


3-5 years related experience in swine production


  • Minimum of 1 year people management experience

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently

  • Ability to effectively lead a team

  • Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethics

  • Valid non-expired Driver’s License

  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Familiarity with common swine diseases and medications is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual - Spanish