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Five Rivers Cattle

LaSalle, Colorado

Job Type Full Time

JOB TITLE: Feed Department Manager 

REPORTS TO: Feedlot General Manager 

FLSA STATUS: Exempt 

FUNCTION: Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in daily feeding of livestock by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages 1 subordinate supervisor and 5-6 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.
  • Monitors cattle intake and assigns subsequent distribution of feed by familiarizing self with cattle eating patterns according to gender, days on feed, weather and breed; maximizes feed intake of cattle by following guidelines issued by consulting nutritionist.
  • Ensures accurate feed delivery by monitoring feed bunks and assessing feed distribution, quantity, type and timeliness of delivery.
  • Ensures that newly received cattle are fed in a timely manner by coordinating feeding with cattle department.
  • Minimizes truck downtime by scheduling maintenance/repair; develops and implements feedtruck preventative maintenance program.
  • Maintains cattle feeding records by compiling, entering, and analyzing information.
  • Develops department capital and operating budgets; manages expenses by studying historical data, anticipating needs and researching costs.
  • Manages department supplies inventory by researching costs, designing inventory systems, determining inventory levels, anticipating needed supplies and approving orders.
  • 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.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergraduate degree; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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.

COMPETENCY:Expected to coordinate projects, manage difficult or emotional employee situations, participate in meetings, understand business implications of decisions, work within approved budget, develop and implement cost saving measures, conserve organizational resources, demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy, adapts to changes in the work environment, exhibit sound and accurate judgment, observe safety and security procedures, and report potentially unsafe conditions . 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics 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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to airborne particles. The employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and shovels feed on a regular basis.

HOW TO APPLY

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=FIVERIVERSCATTLE&cws=1&rid=720

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