Careers
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If you are looking for opportunities to develop your experience in an agricultural career, consider how you can become a part of our Son-D-Farms family. At our rapidly growing operation, we offer a wide variety of employment opportunities from internships to full-time positions for swine technicians, crop production specialists, truckers, welders, mechanics, feed mill technicians, and more. Please contact us to hear about the other employment opportunities at Son-D-Farms. We’d love to help you develop your skills here on our family farm.
Full Time

The Wean to Finish Supervisor will be responsible for leading and training the team that oversees the welfare, care and day to day management of swine production. The position requires exceptional production through the implementation of standard operating procedures, maintenance of accurate records, effective contract grower communication and team member training.

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The Feed Mill Manager will be responsible for managing the production and delivery of high quality feed to all Son-D-Farms pig sites. The Feed Mill Manager will oversee all feed mill activities and staff management. The Feed Mill Manager must be able to cultivate positive and productive working relationships with mill staff and other management. Will work with the VP of Grain Production to identify ways to improve production and workflow. Expected to attend any training functions and meetings. The manager will be responsible for presenting regular progress reports and any improvements that can be made at meetings. Responsible for maintenance and repair of mill site: legs, drags, bin fans, grinder, mixer, feed truck and semi maintenance, corn dryer and calibrating feed bins. Candidate must have 2 years experience working in a feed mill and proficient computer skills.

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The Sow Farm Manager is in charge of overseeing and managing all production aspects of a Son-D-Farms sow farm. This is an essential leadership role at Son-D-Farms. The ideal candidate is one that has experience working in a sow barn and has an in-depth awareness of what goes into all aspects of swine production. The Manager must be able to identify ways to improve production practices and provide leadership for barn employees. Candidate must have 5+ years experience leading a swine production system.

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Tasks may include: Fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment; Repair and/or produce metal products; Operate and maintain welding equipment; Comply with company safety measures by wearing safety goggles, helmet and gloves.

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The Farm Maintenance position requires general knowledge of electricity, plumbing and carpentry. The Farm Maintenance worker will be working in and around hog units, fixing motor fans and controllers, barn gating doors and feed equipment.

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The Truck Driver will be responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of farm products to and from various farm sites such as: pigs, grain and feed products. No CDL required. Must have experience driving semi-tractor and trailer.

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The Swine Technician will work with the sow barn team to meet weekly targets. They will do tasks such as feeding, checking water, administering shots, moving pigs and record-keeping. The Swine Technician will be responsible for following all safety protocols.

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Creating, maintaining, and entering information into databases. Assisting financial team with accounting duties as needed. Handling incoming calls and other communications. Managing filing system. Recording information as needed. Greeting clients and visitors as needed. Updating paperwork, maintaining documents and word processing. Maintaining office equipment as needed. Aiding with client reception as needed. Flexible work schedule. Opportunity for professional advancement.

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The Mechanic will work in the shop and will perform thorough maintenance on farm vehicles, machinery and other equipment. They will conduct repairs and troubleshoot reported problems.

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Seasonal

We are hiring seasonal farm labor to assist with a variety of farm tasks. Please call 507-482-2245 if you would like more information.

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Internships

Son-D-Farms will expose interns to as many aspects of swine production and management as possible throughout the program. The internship will provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge of swine production. Students will be exposed to the daily tasks and management of operations within a swine production company. The Son-D-Farms intern experience. - Exposure to all aspects of the pork industry - Animal welfare - Biosecurity practices - Training and development - Hands-on work experience - Competitive pay Who should apply? Son-D-Farms internships are open to college freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students actively enrolled in an animal science program are invited to apply. Candidates must possess a strong passion to learn about the pork industry.

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Son-D-Farms will expose interns to as many aspects of crop production and management as possible throughout the program. The internship will provide students with hands-on experience and knowledge. Students will be exposed to the daily tasks, management and decision making that goes into crop production. The Son-D-Farms intern experience. - Crop scouting - Spray crops - Training and development - Hands-on work experience - Competitive pay Who should apply? Son-D-Farms internships are open to college freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students actively enrolled in an agronomy, crop production or similar program are invited to apply. Candidates must possess a strong passion to learn about crop production.

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