Barn Operator - South Dakota

Job description

We are looking to fill a Barn Operator role in our new facility in the Ipswich, South Dakota area.  In this position you will work with team members to complete general barn duties involving live turkeys and turkey eggs.  Your ability to handle repetitive work in a fast pace environment will be necessary for egg collection and bird handling.  This role is responsible for maintaining proper care of barn equipment used in your daily tasks. Understanding the importance of Animal Welfare and our Biosecurity policies are required for your success in this position.

What are your main tasks and responsibilities?

  • Working with team members in egg collection
  • Completing general barn duties which involves feeding and bedding
  • Maintaining barn and all equipment
  • Handling and loading birds as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Your profile

  •           Ability to handle physical work; lifting up to 30-40 lbs
  •          Must be able to complete repetitive work and standing for extended periods of time
  •         Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; work under pressure
  •          Must be able to perform tasks with limited supervision
  •          Must have own reliable transportation        

What we offer you

In our world, passionate people are making a difference and helping to produce safe, nutritious food. At Hendrix Genetics you will have the opportunity to apply your education, skills and knowledge to help solve real problems in a constantly evolving, fast paced business environment. We value your collaborative approach, creativity and initiative as part our global team of more than 2800 people working in different locations around the world. You will work with some of the very best and brightest people in their field as we do our part to help feed a hungry planet.

You will work in an environment based on respect, trust and recognition. You will have the opportunity to shape your own career by working locally or internationally with colleagues from around the globe. We believe in your personal development and provide  on the job training, continuing education, industry programs and challenging work. There is continuous focus on programs to ensure the company’s organizational, intercultural, management and industry leadership.

We truly believe in Better Breeding Today. Brighter Life Tomorrow.

If you feel that your personal skills and experience match the job requirements, we look forward to receive your cover letter, together with a resume.

This job is located in Ipswich, South Dakota, USA

HOW TO APPLY:  If you have questions about this recruitment please contact Barbara Novosad at 519-578-2740  ext 245 or by email:

About Hendrix-Genetics

We are a leading multi-species breeding company with primary activities in layer, turkey, pig, aquaculture and traditional poultry breeding, dedicated to generating solutions for the animal protein sector that meet the challenges of food production.

Over many years, the family-owned company has accumulated expertise and resources and leveraged its roots in farming to develop the relevant, high quality breeding solutions that it offers today. Hendrix Genetics provides expertise and resources to producers globally, with operations and joint ventures in 24 countries, and more than 2800 employees worldwide.

Thijs Hendrix, Président: “Our common history and shared values create a platform with a new horizon that will enable us to further focus on growth opportunities in animal breeding and life sciences. We embrace our past to catch the future.”

To fulfil our mission and to realize our full potential, Hendrix Genetics is inspired to be the global leader in animal breeding. With this goal in mind, Hendrix Genetics has developed a strategy founded on strengthening four key pillars of its business: Value Creation, Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability.