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Smithfield Production Resource Specialist 3 - Central Iowa in ALGONA, Iowa

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Manages and coordinates production of all assigned swine units. Responsible for the financial performance, production performance (including contract growers), property management, and personnel management of all assigned locations.

Core Responsibilities

  • Learn, understand, and implement all policies and procedures that relate to Biosecurity.

  • Manages all activities/processes related to farm management and operations.

  • Schedules/performs according to all standard procedures and policies set out by company technical manuals.

  • Manages financial performance by controlling costs, budgeting, business and financial planning, and tracking financial activity via P&L review.

  • Plans, sets and Monitors goals, then communicates results to Production Manager/Director.

  • Develops subordinates or supports contract growers by leading, planning (short and long term), managing, coaching, mentoring and providing a positive professional image at all times.

  • Follow the safety requirement of the Smithfield Injury Prevention System (SIPS) and take an active role in the processes of the management system.

  • Follow the Company’s animal welfare policies and procedures including: providing a physical environment that meets the animal’s needs, providing access to adequate water and high quality feed, providing humane treatment of the animals, providing identification and appropriate treatment of animals in need of health care and following the guidelines for euthanasia.

  • Evaluate farms’ performance and outline plans and timelines for improvement.

  • Inspects animals for disease and/or injury and prescribes medication as necessary.

  • Monitors and maintains the schedule of animal movements into and out of the farms.

  • Responsible for Market sales at target market weights, sort loss and standard deviation from company finishers.

  • Check and turn in closeout information after sale.

  • Develop farm managers and company employees into improved production and procedural compliance as needed.

  • Responsible for participation in the EMS and being in compliance with and enforcing all environmental laws and procedures.

  • Report all environmental issues immediately to their supervisor.

  • Takes an active role in the development of, training of employees/growers to, and the implementation of all management systems as appropriate.

  • Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and how it applies to their specific worksite.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

  • Takes an active role in the development of, training of employees/growers to, and the implementation of all management systems as appropriate.

  • Read and understand the company’s emergency notification process and how it applies to their specific worksite.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 2+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Hog Production, required.

  • Must have valid NC driver’s license with acceptable driving record per company policy.

  • Must be able to work an average 45 hour week with an average 9 hour workday, which can vary frequently.

  • Weekend, evening, and holiday work required as needed.

  • Must be on call to work in emergency situations to include but not limited to, power outages or personnel shortages.

  • Be on call to work in emergency situations such as alarm calls, inclement weather, power outages, personnel shortages, and environmental emergencies.

  • Ability to utilize math to calculate performance for production and financial performance and to make decisions based on those calculations.

  • Verbal and written communication skills to included making presentations to groups of various size.

  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May supervise Farm Managers on multiple company sites as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics & physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to frequently climb over, under, and around penning.

  • Must be able to walk and stand on concrete for 9 to 12 hours per day, walking down narrow alleys and in and out of narrow penning and inside pens with animals.

  • Must be able to walk an average of 2 – 4 miles per day, occasionally up to 5 or 6.

  • Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs on a limited basis.

  • Must be able to occasionally work in situations two feet above the floor in a leaned-over or squatted position.

  • Must be able to operate a high pressure washing system.

  • Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions.

Careers and Benefits

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About Smithfield Foods

Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936,Smithfield Foods, Inc. ( is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. With more than 60,000 jobs globally, we are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly®" and serve as one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in our U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our communities. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit ( , and connect with us onFacebook,Twitter,LinkedInandInstagram.

EEO/AA Information

Smithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status or status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.

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Job LocationsUS-IA-ALGONA

CategoryHog Production


FLSA StatusExempt

Shift1st Shift