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Farm Manager

New Horizon Farms Pipestone, MN
  • Expired: 22 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Position: Farm Manager

FSLA Status: Exempt

Dept. /Location: Production

Supervisor: Jerry Bauman

Approval Date: August 19, 2014

Supervises: All farm employees at the unit

Objective: Manage assigned unit and employees for maximum production, efficiency and profitability.


1. Manage and participation of farm production

a. Manager and train employees to follow all production and protocols and procedures

b. Monitor protocols to maximize sow production and efficiencies

c. Ensure accurate inventory management of both swine and supplies

d. Monitor feed inventory and place orders in a timely fashion

e. If unit has designated Assistant Manager, Farm Manager must train individual in all aspects of management

f. Must be able to send and receive reports and e-mails via computer

g. Participate with Human Resources in recruiting, and retaining farm employees

2. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at all levels of farm involvement

a. Utilize task sheets were possible and time frames to maintain an organized workday

b. Create and utilize consistent monitoring of task schedules for both the Assistant Farm Manger and Barn Leads

c. Provide consistent communication for both pig deliveries and pick-ups

3. Ensure farm paperwork is completed accurately and on time

a. HR paperwork must be completed on time to ensure accuracy in payroll and that the employee files are updated. It includes, but is not limited to new hire paperwork, absentee forms, evaluations, and disciplinary forms

b. Ensure completion of all work related injury paperwork and participate as necessary in accident investigations

c. Ensure employees are properly trained on how to complete paperwork in their respective areas of work. Submit production records and location related records on time

4. Biosecurity Adherence

a. Train and manage all staff to adhere to all biosecurity protocols

b. Take appropriate measures to ensure biosecurity audit deficiencies are corrected and brought into compliance in a timely basis

5. Safe Working Environment

a. Follow all safety procedures and guidelines

b. Ensure all safety equipment is in place and utilized

c. Ensure all employees are trained in accident prevention for the area they work in

d. Hold monthly safety meeting with employees

e. Maintain all safety sign off sheets up to date

f. Consistently monitor all animal welfare procedures

6. Ventilation controls

a. Monitor and ensure entire ventilation system is in good working order

b. Regularly monitor the environment to achieve optimum comfort for the animals

c. Train designated employees to monitor ventilation system in the Farms Manager’s absence

7. Facility Maintenance

a. The facility must be maintained and well kept

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

c. Communicate non-routine repairs to the maintenance department

d. Train and direct staff to keep interior of the unit clean and organized

e. Train and direct staff to keep outside of the unit clean and presentable


1. Other duties and projects as assigned by Jerry Bauman


Education: High School Diploma or GED Required

Prefer 2 Years Post High School Education in Agricultural Field

Experience: Prefer 4+ Years Livestock Experience and 2 years Swine Experience

Work Environment: Agricultural swine environment in rural area

Noise levels that require hearing protection in some areas

Gestation, farrowing, and small swine care processes

Physical 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

Ability to attend and participate in meeting

Additional Requirements: Must be able to work weekends

Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to get to

work and attend meetings

Basic computer knowledge to send/receive emails and reports

New Horizon Farms

Why Work Here?

Great benefits and lot of room for growth!


319 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone MN
Pipestone, MN