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Cattle Feeding Manager (Burbank, WA)


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Job Title: Cattle Feeding Manager (Burbank, WA)
Location: Burbank, WA, West United States, USA
Company: J.R. Simplot Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Cattle Feeding Manager position available at our Land & Livestock facility in Burbank, WA.

SUMMARY
Manage the efficient operation of Cattle Feeding programs at a Land & Livestock feedlot to meet productivity and profit objectives. Responsible for the mill crew and feed crew, managing the quantity and quality of feed and proper ration distribution to custom cattle within the feedlot, to ensure overall cattle health and the maximum amount of weight gain.

RESPONSIBILITIESDevelops and implements training plan for new drivers and operators on proper feeding procedures, including operation of equipment. Determines where cross-training may be appropriate to further enhance skill-sets.Works with Feedyard maintenance department and IT to ensure the proper preventive and scheduled maintenance on all feed trucks, loaders, scales, and feed system laptop computers. Ensures proper operating techniques by drivers and operators.Manage feeding activities, feed crew, and mill crew on a daily basis. Determine daily feed calls after analysis of cattle intake patterns, conditions of feed bunks, and changes in animal behavior and overall health, observed through daily visual inspection of entire feedlot. Ensures prescribed feed rations and quantities are being consistently provided to cattle and makes adjustments as necessary. Consults with Feedlot Management, Feedlot Nutritionist, and Veterinary staff to maximize various cattle feeding objectives.Through the use of Feed Expert software application, monitors the loading of all feedstuffs and placement of feed in correct pens, and subsequently corrects any feed variances. Works with Feedlot Management to maximize feed mill efficiency and determine most efficient feeding routes to minimize fuel usage and truck down-time, and to maximize productivity.Consults with Custom Feeding Manager to ensure cattle performance meets customer's expectations. Works with Feedlot Manager to manage feed inventories and consumption. Forecasts feedstuff requirements on an annual and monthly basis. Works closely with Custom Feeding Manager to understand and implement the feeding plan on various types of custom cattle. Monitors cattle performance on a regular basis and continually works to improve performance.Manage activities of feed truck drivers and loader operators to accomplish timely and consistent multiple daily feedings. Maintains a vigilant quality control program to ensure the consistent manufacture and delivery of feed. Ensures all safety procedures are followed including the proper use of PPE and daily equipment inspections and cleanings.

REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree from 4 year college or universityFive plus years related experience and/or training in a large feedlot or dairy environment. Knowledgeable in the areas of animal feed and nutrition, animal health, and cattle conditions generally acquired with a broad scope of experience. Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual; ability to load and operate a feed truck; ability to manage 8 to 20 employees on the feed and mill crews.

HOW TO APPLYVisit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#7832
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**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**
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Job Post Date: 08/21/19
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