Christensen Farms
  • Feed - NPL
  • Atkinson, NE, USA
  • Competitive pay and great benefits
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, 401K, and Vacation


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:

The position of Feed Mill Plant Manager has immediate responsibility for the employees, property, plant, and equipment associated with and located at the Atkinson, NE Feed Mill. Will have day to day responsibility for production of feed and load out operations as driven by feed order levels.  Responsible to meet the goals established in the areas of productivity, employee satisfaction and cost management for feed trucking staff and truck fleet.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Ensure consistency and quality standards are met in the following areas:
    • Grinding
    • Batching
    • Bin Management
    • Load out
  • Perform and document product quality control process as specified.
  • Develop and enhance standards for maintenance program on all major pieces of equipment
  • Follow protocols for maintenance on all pieces of equipment.
  • Diagnose feed processing problems and make any necessary equipment adjustments.
  • Responsible for plant cleanliness, appearance and grounds maintenance.
  • Ensure equipment inspections, cleaning and calibrations to assure quality control.
  • Manage ingredient inventory.
  • Ensure inventory management SOP is met.
  • Responsible for entering and printing of feed ingredient purchase orders and receipt of goods.
  • Maintain formula files and reconcile drug usage on a daily basis.
  • Submit ingredient and feed samples to lab and record results.
  • Adhere to all safety protocols and advocate for a safe work environment.
  • Participate in Safety Committee and conduct monthly department safety meetings
  • Develop and manage parts and equipment replacement program.
  • Assist mill operations in diagnosing feed processing problems and make any necessary equipment adjustments.
  • Responsible for all record keeping and ingredient audits required for FDA
  • Trained in HACCP, FSMA & C.G.M.P.'s
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Feed Division Operations Manager

Job Requirements:

  • Hearing must be good to have the ability to understand information to perform job duties
  • Vision must be good or corrected to normal to perform normal job duties.
  • Ability to read and write in English in order to process paperwork and infer any follow-up action necessary.
  • Lifting ability of 50 lbs on a regular basis.
  • Mechanical ability to perform maintenance and repairs on equipment.
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.
  • Support Company Mission and Values.
  • Leadership Training: Creating Motivational Environment, Managing Change Effectively, Role of the Manager, Train the Trainer.
  • Knowledge of regulations prescribed by the federal DOT and the state of Nebraska.
  • Must possess a strong mechanical understanding of task-specific equipment.
  • Hearing must be good to have the ability to understand information to perform job duties
  • Vision must be good or corrected to normal to perform normal job duties.
  • Ability read and write in English to record events that may require follow-up action as necessary.

Personal Requirements:

Must have ability to work independently and function with little to no direction. Must be self-directed and motivated. Must have strong mechanical ability. Display a high level of professionalism. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must have ability to adapt time and efforts in priority areas. Strong problem-solving and decision-making ability required. Use teamwork to promote excellence.

Education, Training and Experience Requirements:

Minimum formal education required: High School

Minimum number of years of prior job experience required: Minimal, 5-10 years. Previous management or feed delivery operations or related areas preferred. 

Specialized Training requirements: Class A CDL not required, but preferred

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