Job - Feedyard Assistant Cattle Manager

Job Title: Feedyard Assistant Cattle Manager

Job Order #: EH-8665

Location: Southwest Kansas

Salary Range: $0 - $0

Commission / Bonus:

Benefits: Full Benefit Package

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Undergraduate degree; or equivalent related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

- Animal husbandry skills; knowledge of cattle breeds and characteristics
- Knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Database software
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is searching for an Assistant Cattle Manager for a progressive cattle feeder in southwest Kansas. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists in management of 2-3 subordinate supervisors who supervise 15-20 non-supervisory employees including: Receivers, Doctors, Penriders and Processors. Shares responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises 1-2 non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Assigns workers to receive, weigh, inspect, medically treat, and transfer livestock.
- Examines livestock to determine effectiveness of disease control and collaborates with consulting veterinarian to take corrective action and rectify deficiencies.
- Observes livestock handling and issues instructions to minimize stress on livestock during transfer; ensures that no animal leaves the facility without meeting applicable withdrawals by maintaining thorough and accurate records.
- Manages department supplies inventory by researching costs, designing inventory systems, determining inventory levels, anticipating needed supplies and approving orders.
- Develops department budget; manages expenses by studying historical data, anticipating needs and researching costs.
- Functions as Cattle Department Manager in his absence. Assimilates knowledge and skills to run Cattle Department effectively.
- Sets a positive example for employees by modeling safe work practices and following safety rules and policies. Communicates critical safety information to employees by conducting regular safety training; monitors workplace for unsafe/noncompliant behavior.
- Monitors department activities to assure adherence to applicable USDA, FDA, State and Federal laws, Company policies and Company standards through open communications with team.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Eric Hansen at eric@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-382-7351. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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