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Pipestone System Gestation Lead in Elkton, South Dakota

##Job Description

Objective:Lead and train employees in gestation area of farm for maximum production, efficiency and profitability.


Lead and develop gestation team

Train gestation employees to follow all production protocols and procedures

Monitor employee performance versus protocols to maximize sow and gilt production & efficiencies

Develop gestation area employees to provide specialized skills necessary for smooth work flow

Train gestation employees in animal husbandry to reduce stress of herd and maximize production

Maximize the daily tasks of the department to achieve production targets

Complete area paperwork accurately and timely; train gestation employees in required production paperwork and monitor employee activity for accuracy

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with area employees and farm management

Utilize task sheets and time frames to maintain an organized workday

Utilize consistent monitoring of task schedules for both yourself and gestation area employees

Give daily input to farm management on production, animal health, and gestation employee issues

Train gestation employees on how their personal performance affects the finances of the organization

Ensure gestation paperwork is completed accurately and on time

Work with farm management to ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigation

Daily recording of monitored production items

Ensure employees are properly trained on how to complete paperwork in the gestation area. Submit production records and corrections on time

Bio-Security Adherence

Adhere to all bio-security protocols, train gestation staff on bio-security and monitor employee activity for compliance

Ensure gestation area bio-security audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis

Safe Working Environment

Follow all safety procedures and guidelines

Teach gestation area employees safety procedures and monitor employee activity for compliance

Ensure all safety equipment is in place and utilized

Learn accident prevention measures for gestation area, train gestation employees and monitor employee activity for compliance

Consistently monitor animal welfare procedures in gestation area

Ventilation Controls

Monitor and ensure gestation area ventilation system is in good working order

Regularly monitor the environment to achieve optimum comfort for the animals

Train gestation area employees to provide regular input to maintain optimum comfort for animals

Facility Maintenance

The facility must be maintained and well kept

Train and direct gestation staff to complete routine maintenance on a daily basis

Communicate non-routine repairs to farm management

Train, direct and monitor staff to keep gestation area clean and organized


Other duties and projects as assigned by farm management


Education:High School Diploma or GED Preferred

Experience:2+ Years Livestock Experience with High School Diploma Preferred

Training:My Pipestone New Hire Courses

  • Introduction
  • Animal Welfare
  • Biosecurity
  • Employee Handbook
  • PQA
  • Safety

Additional Position Related My Pipestone Assigned

Monthly Animal Welfare, Biosecurity and Safety Topics

Annual Safety Refresher Training


Environment: Agricultural swine environment in rural area

Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas

Gestation, farrowing, and small swine care processes


Requirements: Standing, walking and ability to be on feet 8 to 10 hours per day

Frequent bending, reaching, squatting and kneeling

Frequent use of one or both hands/arms to grasp or pull

Frequent lifting of objects weighing 3-20 pounds

Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or requiring up to 50 pounds of force to move

Occasional bending while pulling and/or lifting objects weighing up to 100 pounds or requiring up to 100 pounds of force to move with the assistance of another person as needed

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Must be able to print and/or write legibly


Requirements:Must be able to work weekends

Must have reliable method of transportation to get to work


FULL-TIME: Full-time

Job Title: Gestation Lead

Location: Liberty Livestock-20330

Req Num: 20-602