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Production Leadership Trainee - Sleepy Eye, MN

Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.
The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily's Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.
Position Overview & Responsibilities:
The CF Leadership Trainee Program is an intensive hands on program that provides scheduled work assignments in all phases of production. This position also is required to attend classroom and one on one learning opportunities to build further leadership and holistic farm management skills. Upon successful completion of this 15 month program, you will be ready to provide leadership in a breeding or farrowing department, sow farm management or wean to finish production/service manager.
Major Areas of Accountability:
Technical competency in all farm departments.
Solid understanding of Christensen Farms' expectations and culture.
Development of key leadership and management ability.
Able to implement standard operating procedures.
Completion of Christensen Farms' checklists and relevant training and development courses.
Solid understanding of pig production science and company goals.
Education, Training, and Experience Requirements:
Minimum formal education required: 2 or 4 year Animal Science or Agriculture Business degree or related experience.
Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: Entry level 0-1 year.
Requires the ability to relocate to any area that CF operates.
Other Technical Skills required: Potential to lead people, a strong desire to build a career in the swine industry, excellent communication skills, organizational and planning skills, a strong work ethic, and desire to learn.



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