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Job Description: Delta II Research and Development Manager

Reports to:                         Director Genetic Services, TN Canada

Location:                             Woodlands, Manitoba

Date:                                     January 2018

Topigs Norsvin is constructing Delta II, a new high tech genetic nucleus facility in Manitoba, Canada that will drive genetic progress in global selection lines. High precision technologies such as CT scanning, camera technology and automatic feed intake recording equipment are used to select the best individual animals. We are looking for applicants who together with the global GN team have the ambition to set the standard in our world leading genetic program

 Position Summary

The Delta II Research Manager is accountable for the genetic and production performance of Delta II, with health, genetic progress and product quality being the key drivers. Effective management will be achieved through leadership and strong communication between all departments as well as great collaboration and coordination with other members of the Topigs Norsvin Canada team and departments within Topigs Norsvin worldwide.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the Delta II team comprising of up to 10 staff across 2 sites
  • Production and quality control
    • Direct and oversee production activities and personnel at Delta II nursery and testing facility, ensuring that all agreed protocols are being followed to maximize genetic development.
    • Direct and oversee quality of the data collection and selection program including CT scanning technology, automatic feed intake recording equipment and other high precision phenotype protocols.
  • Collaborate with the Topigs Norsvin genetics group in both Canada and internationally to optimize the genetic program and maximize genetic improvement.
    • Ensure accurate documentation of production and performance results for use in the genetic improvement program.
    • Monitor and follow the approved nutritional program.
    • Supervise animal care and the overall welfare and veterinary care of the animals in the farm.
    • Ensure all staff and visitors abide by health and safety and biosecurity requirements at all times.
    • Maximize the viewing experience for clients and other barn visitors.
  • HR management
    • Ensure sites are staffed to function at required levels.
    • Oversee and ensure high health and safety standards at all times.
    • Employee development and training.
  • Administrative management
    • Monitor and control costs to budget.
    • Prepare production and genetic reports as required.
    • Maintain data quality control.
  • Research and development activities
    • Initiate improvements in the genetic and product development program.
    • Project management of internal R&D and implementation projects.
    • Link to local universities and initiator of new projects in cooperation with central R&D.
    • Contact person for subsidy providers and SR&ED claims.
    • Maintain internal and external knowledge network.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in Genetics, Agriculture or Business (M.Sc. or an Ph.D.).
  • Strong team leadership and people management skills with a great ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Knowledge and passion for genetics and pig breeding programs. Earlier experience within a genetics company or R&D position is preferred.
  • Good understanding of the agriculture business as well as the culture of rural communities.
  • Strong commitment to providing top-notch customer service.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced R&D environment.

Working conditions

  • Travel within Canada and Internationally required.
  • May require evening/weekend work and travel.
  • Physical: some work within the barn environment
  • Mental: strong ability to balance multiple priorities.

 Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: depending on experience plus annual bonus
  • Benefits: company vehicle, a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental and registered pension plan (50% employer:50% employee)

If you want to be part of a progressive, world leader in swine genetics please email your resume to: mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca

Closing date for application: 16th February 2018

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Job Description: Delta II Farms Manager

 

Reports to:                         Delta II Research and Development Manager, TN Canada

Location:                             Woodlands, Manitoba

Date:                                     January 2018

Topigs Norsvin is constructing Delta II, a new high tech genetic nucleus facility in Manitoba, Canada that will drive genetic progress in global selection lines. High precision technologies such as CT scanning, camera technology and automatic feed intake recording equipment are used to select the best individual animals. We are looking for applicants who together with the global GN team have the ambition to set the standard in our world leading genetic program

 Position Summary

The Delta II Farms Manager is accountable for the production and performance of the Delta II facilities, with health, genetic progress and product quality being the key drivers. Effective management will be achieved through daily supervision and production oversight with strong communication between all departments.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage and lead the Delta II team comprising of up to 8 staff including 3 area supervisors and 3 technicians across 2 sites
  • Production and quality control
    • Direct and oversee production activities and personnel at Delta II nursery and testing facility.
    • Direct and oversee quality of the data collection and selection program including CT scanning technology, automatic feed intake recording equipment and other high precision phenotype protocols.
    • Ensure that all departments are running efficiently and meeting their agreed production targets.
  • Oversee quality control of stock and ensure that all agreed protocols are being followed to maximize genetic development.
    • Ensure accurate documentation of production and performance results for use in the genetic improvement program.
    • Monitor and follow the approved nutritional program.
    • Supervise animal care and the overall welfare and veterinary care of the animals in the farm.
    • Oversee the selection of breeding stock to the customer’s satisfaction.
    • Ensure all staff and visitors abide by health and safety and biosecurity requirements at all times.
  • HR management
    • Oversee and ensure high health and safety standards at all times.
    • Employee development and training.
  • Administrative management
    • Monitor and control costs to budget including invoice approval.
    • Prepare production and other reports as required.
    • Maintain data quality control.

Qualifications

  • Degree or diploma in Agriculture or Business.
  • Five years of experience in a production role within a large company, preferably in the Swine Genetics industry.
  • Strong team leadership and people management skills with a great ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Good understanding of the agriculture business as well as the culture of rural communities.
  • Strong commitment to providing top-notch customer service.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced R&D environment.

Working conditions

  • This is a hands-on management position working with a team of supervisors and most time (90%) will be spent on site. A small amount of time will be taken up with meetings
  • May require evening/weekend work and travel.
  • Physical: some hands on physical barn work.
  • Mental: strong ability to balance multiple priorities.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: depending on experience plus annual bonus
  • Benefits: company vehicle, comprehensive benefits package including health and dental and registered pension plan (50% employer:50% employee)

If you want to be part of a progressive, world leader in swine genetics please email your resume to: mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca

Closing date for application: 16th February 2018

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Job Description: Delta II Genetic Supervisor

Reports to:                         Delta II Farms Manager

Locations:                           Woodlands, Manitoba

Date:                                     January 2018

Topigs Norsvin is constructing Delta II, a new high tech genetic nucleus facility in Manitoba, Canada that will drive genetic progress in global selection lines. High precision technologies such as CT scanning, camera technology and automatic feed intake recording equipment are used to select the best individual animals. We are looking for applicants who together with the global GN team have the ambition to set the standard in our world leading genetic program

Position Summary

The Genetic Supervisor is part of the Topigs Norsvin team carrying out day to day activities within the GN barn.  Effective results will be achieved through daily supervision and production oversight with strong communication between all departments

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring top quality animal health and welfare
  • Operational execution of the genetic and selection program
  • Implementation of new protocols and technologies and be the practical link with global R&D
  • Receive international customer visits and explain the Topigs Norsvin genetic and selection program
  • Daily activities such as but not limited to; selection, data collection and analysis, checking and calibrating feed intake recording equipment, weighing and probing, CT scanning
  • Ensure that the department is running efficiently and meeting its agreed production, data and selection quality targets
  • Working within the genetic production team to optimize production and maximize genetic improvement
  • Ensure production of top notch quality of breeding stock for customers
  • Follow and enforce all health and safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and genetic protocols

 Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in Genetics or Agriculture (M.Sc. or Ph.D)
  • Nucleus or multiplication experience would be considered an asset
  • Strong leadership skills with respect to working with team members and managing other staff
  • Good understanding of the agriculture business as well as the culture of rural communities
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn to handle high tech equipment
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, being precise and understanding the importance of attention to details in a genetic program
  • Strong verbal and written intercultural communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced R&D environment

Working conditions

  • This is a hands-on supervisor position working with a team of supervisors and technicians
  • Requires weekend and possibly evening work
  • Physical: hands on physical barn work
  • Mental: strong ability to balance multiple priorities

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: depending on experience plus production bonus program of up to $1,200 per quarter
  • Benefits: a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental and registered pension plan (50% employer:50% employee), 2 weeks paid vacation

If you want to be part of a progressive, world leader in swine genetics please email your resume to: mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2018

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Job Description: Delta II Swine Supervisor

Reports to:                         Delta II Farms Manager

Locations:                           Woodlands, Manitoba

Date:                                     January 2018

Topigs Norsvin is constructing Delta II, a new high tech genetic nucleus facility in Manitoba, Canada that will drive genetic progress in global selection lines. High precision technologies such as CT scanning, camera technology and automatic feed intake recording equipment are used to select the best individual animals. We are looking for applicants who together with the global GN team have the ambition to set the standard in our world leading genetic program

Position Summary

The Delta II Swine Supervisor is part of the Topigs Norsvin team carrying out day to day activities within the Delta barn.  Effective results will be achieved through daily supervision and production oversight with strong communication between all departments

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring top quality animal health and welfare
  • Daily activities such as but not limited to; care and feeding, health checks and vaccinations, moving and washing, maintenance work and record keeping
  • In addition, key aspects are data collection e.g. weighing and probing, CT scanning, checking and calibrating automatic feed recording equipment
  • As well as boar training, semen collection and lab work
  • Ensure that the department is running efficiently and meeting its agreed production and data quality targets
  • Working within the genetic production team to optimize production and maximize genetic improvement
  • Ensure production of top notch quality of breeding stock for customers
  • Follow and enforce all health and safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and genetic protocols

 Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Agriculture
  • At least four years of experience in a swine production role. Nucleus or multiplication experience would be considered an asset
  • Strong leadership skills with respect to working with team members and managing other staff
  • Good understanding of the agriculture business as well as the culture of rural communities
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn to handle high tech equipment
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, being precise and understanding the importance of attention to details in a genetic program
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced R&D environment

Working conditions

  • This is a hands-on supervisor position working with a team of supervisors and technicians
  • Requires weekend and possibly evening work
  • Physical: hands on physical barn work
  • Mental: strong ability to balance multiple priorities

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: depending on experience plus production bonus program of up to $1,200 per quarter
  • Benefits: a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental and registered pension plan (50% employer:50% employee), 2 weeks paid vacation

If you want to be part of a progressive, world leader in swine genetics please email your resume to: mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2018

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Job Description: Delta II Swine Technician

Reports to:                         Delta II Farms Manager

Location:                             Woodlands, Manitoba

Date:                                     January 2018

Topigs Norsvin is constructing Delta II, a new high tech genetic nucleus facility in Manitoba, Canada that will drive genetic progress in global selection lines. High precision technologies such as CT scanning, camera technology and automatic feed intake recording equipment are used to select the best individual animals. We are looking for applicants who together with the global GN team have the ambition to set the standard in our world leading genetic program

Position Summary

The Delta II Swine Technician is part of the Topigs Norsvin team carrying out day to day activities within the Delta barn

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensuring animal health and welfare
  • Daily activities such as but not limited to; care and feeding, health checks and vaccinations, moving and washing, maintenance work and record keeping
  • In addition, key aspects are data collection e.g. weighing and probing, CT scanning, checking and calibrating automatic feed recording equipment
  • As well as boar training, semen collection and lab work
  • Working within the genetic production team to optimize production and maximize genetic improvement
  • Ensure production of top notch quality of breeding stock for customers
  • Follow and enforce all health and safety, biosecurity, animal welfare and genetic protocols

 Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Agriculture
  • At least two years of experience in a swine production role, nucleus or multiplication experience would be considered an asset
  • Strong leadership skills with respect to working with other team members
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skill
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Working conditions

  • This is a hands-on position working with a team of supervisors and technicians
  • Requires weekend and possibly evening work
  • Physical: hands on physical barn work
  • Mental: strong ability to balance multiple priorities

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: starting at $15.29 per hour, depending on experience plus production bonus program of up to $1,200 per quarter
  • Benefits: a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental and registered pension plan (50% employer:50% employee), 2 weeks paid vacation

If you want to be part of a progressive, world leader in swine genetics please email your resume to: mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca

Closing date for applications: 16th February 2018

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Job Description: Full-time Genetic Nucleus Swine Technicians

Locations: South East Manitoba (La Broquerie) and the Interlake
Date: September 2017

Position Summary

Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. a world leader in swine genetics is looking for permanent, full time Swine Technicians to work within their genetic nucleus facilities

Duties and responsibilities
• Ensuring animal health and welfare
• Daily activities such as but not limited to; care and feeding, health checks and vaccinations, moving and washing, data collection e.g. weighing, semen collection and lab work, maintenance work and record keeping
• Working within the genetic production team to optimize production and maximize genetic improvement
• Ensure production of top notch quality of breeding stock for customers
• Follow and enforce all biosecurity, animal welfare and genetic protocols

Qualifications
• Degree or Diploma in Agriculture
• At least two years of commercial experience in a swine production role, nucleus or multiplication experience would be considered an asset
• Strong leadership skills with respect to working with team members and managing other staff
• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skill
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

Salary: starting at $15.29 per hour, depending on experience
Benefits: a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and registered pension plan, plus production bonus program

If you want to be part of a progressive, world leader in swine genetics please forward
your resume to: Topigs Norsvin Canada Inc. Attention of Mike Shaw
Fax: 1-204-489-3152 or email to mike.shaw@topigsnorsvin.ca

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