Christensen Farms is dedicated to training and developing talented employees. As part of this initiative, we offer a Production Management Trainee program designed for recent or upcoming graduates pursuing a career in animal production. The program provides individuals with in-depth knowledge and understanding of being a world class leader in swine production. Incorporated into the training program is extensive one-on-one time spent with leaders throughout the organization. We provide resources and support to reach your goals, but you will drive the process as part of your own personal and professional growth and development. With a structured training plan, the ultimate goal of the Production Management Trainee program is to lay the foundation for individuals to take on a management role.
The Production Management Trainee program has two primary objectives. The first focuses on the technical aspects of production on a sow farm; livestock breeding and improvement, gestation, farrowing, early pig care, weaning, animal feed and nutrition, farm maintenance, and production numbers & record keeping. The second objective focuses on leadership and managing others. As part of this experience, all Production Management Trainees will participate in Christensen Farms' Training & Development program. The T&D program brings trainees together from all the different regions to focus on leadership, the roles of a manager, motivating others, and team building. This is accomplished through a series of training sessions hosted in the corporate office and facilitated by certified trainers.
Four-year degree in Animal Science degree or equivalent education/experience. Previous leadership experience is preferred. Position requires an individual with a passion for the swine industry and strong desire to learn. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Must demonstrate ability to take on responsibility, lead people, reliable, goal-oriented, and motivating to others. Must have a lifting ability of up to 50 pounds.
Various locations throughout the Mid-West.