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DAYBREAK FOODS INC Manure Tech in Clearfield, Iowa



Under the direction of the Production Supervisor, the Manure Technician will organize and operate the day-to-day functions of the manure management program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Run manure out of animal welfare houses (barns)
  • Operate manure drying system
  • Complete all operating schedules of manure belts, air blowers and manure storage
  • Responsible for the daily, preventative and predictive maintenance for the manure system- bearings, chains, belts, etc.
  • Track and document all activities (ie: running times) with correct forms and paperwork
  • Collaborate with other team members such as Layer Animal Caretakers, Compost Technicians and Maintenance Technicians (inside and outside) to ensure smooth operation of system
  • Work with other members of the maintenance department for special projects when time allows
  • Clean and take inventory when necessary
  • Work overtime as required
  • 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 with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Education
  • Maintenance experience (minimum two-years, preferred)
  • Agricultural experience (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Well-rounded knowledge of maintenance techniques (knowledge of stick welding a plus)
  • Capable of safe operation of required equipment and tools
  • Skilled in lock-out/tag-out and other safety procedures
  • Capacity to follow guidelines, safety rules, and policies (ie: animal husbandry)
  • Competent operation of tractors, skid loaders and pay loaders may be needed
  • Skilled with Microsoft Windows and file management (preferred)
  • Ability to work as a team player to accomplish goals while remaining positive and encouraging to others
  • Ability to work alone and/or with little supervision
  • Strong organizational, planning, and communication skills.

Physical Demands

Stand and walk constantly; grip, grasp, push, pull, reach, bend, stoop, lift up to 10 pounds frequently; sit, climb, lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Work Environment

Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and airborne particles. Temperature varies in relation to the outside temperature. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Proper personal protective equipment will be required during certain working conditions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)