Swine Research Manager

Research · WASHINGTON, Iowa
Department Research
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $60,000 to Commensurate

Job Title:  Research Manager

Department/Location of Position:  Research/Washington, IA

Summary of Position: Direct daily oversight of research operations and communication within Brenneman Pork, including as direct supervision of 4-5 research technicians.

Duties and Responsibilities include

Research Processes, Validations, Data and Recordkeeping

  • Operating, maintenance, and troubleshooting electronic feed system
  • Record and use all recordkeeping and budgeting tools created for research
  • Collect daily barn readings and complete daily paperwork
  • Complete weekly validations and how to validate data
  • Maintain, run, and validate all research scales and equipment
  • Collect and submit feed samples for research trials.  Sustain the correct feed levels in the feeder as well as in the feed pan
  • Order feed in accordance with the current research protocol with the correct diets, and give the mill at least 24 hours notice to prepare the order
  • Maintain and run the equipment on the feed bins. Also know how and why to rotate feed bins

General Production

  • Keep accurate written and computer records as required by trial protocols
  • Correctly administer medications, as necessary, and understand their value in conjunction with animal age, environment, vaccination timing, symptoms present and withdrawals
  • Proper and timely administration of vaccines so they can be the most effective
  • Learn and run the Maximus ventilation controllers to make needed ventilation changes, collect data, troubleshooting, and general maintenance
  • Keep site(s) clean inside and out
  • Notify management of needed supplies, problems, questions, and concerns in a timely manner for the situation
  • Correctly handle pigs according to their size and age during various required movements, including but not limited to, loading and unloading trucks, allotting, weighing, marketing, and sorting
  • Oversee all aspects of biosecurity as defined by the site. This includes, but is not limited to, employees, non-employees, equipment, and supplies


  • Knowledge of research protocol execution and data collection preferred
  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Animal Science, Agricultural Business or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 4+ years of experience in commercial swine facilities preferred


  • Possess an appreciation for research
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Critical thinking and informed decision-making abilities
  • Able to operate and communicate effectively with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills, with ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use a computer effectively, including use of MS Excel, Office & Outlook

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift, move or carry up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodation
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, push, pull, bend, stoop, kneel, and squat for extended period on varied surfaces and capable of being on their feet for up to 10 hours a day
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms, balance, and climb over gates up to 48 inches in height

Brenneman Pork offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, paid time off, and retirement plan.

Brenneman Pork is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Our foundation is built on our Core Values:


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    $60,000 to Commensurate