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Select Genetics

Part-Time Vehicle Sanitation

July 18, 2017 admin

The transportation division of Select Genetics is seeking a part-time position to help in the truck wash bay.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Washing and sanitizing all trucks according to route schedule
  • Following all bio-security measures to ensure the trucks are ready for the next load
  • Communicating with maintenance manager if one sees anything that needs to be fixed or updated on the truck

This position is very physical and requires full range of motion with bending, stooping and lifting.

  • Hours and days can be flexible depending on applicant’s schedule, approximately 20 – 30 hours/week.

To apply or inquire please contact:

Michelle Falling

(320) 222-9790

Night Machine Watch (Foley, MN)

July 18, 2017 admin

About Us:

Our organization is proud of a long history of success and innovation in the poultry industry.  We are a family owned company who started in 1942, specializing in the production of quality, turkey poults that supplied farmers throughout the central MN area. Today, Select Genetics serves customers throughout the United States and even though we have grown a lot over the years, we are a still a small town family owned business with strong roots in farming.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pneumatic, plumbing and (limited) electrical repair of incubators and hatchers.
  • Hourly checks on temperature in controlled rooms.
  • Hourly checks on poults waiting to be picked up to ensure their health and well-being.
  • Keep hatching machinery running at peak performance.
  • Start up equipment for day’s hatch.
  • Record data accurately and effectively.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Must be self-motivated, responsible and work with little to no supervision.
  • Must be safety oriented.

Job details:

  • This position is located at our hatchery in Foley, MN.
  • Starting pay is $12.50/hour with $0.50 raise at 60 days.
  • This is a night shift position. The hours are 6 pm to 6 am. There will be a two week training period on days and then will switch to nights.
  • Rotating weekends with alternating 36 and 48 hours per week.
  • This is a full time position and would be eligible to participate in our benefits package.

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Michelle Falling | Talent Acquisition, HR

(320) 222-9790

Human Resources Manager

April 27, 2017 admin

Select Genetics, with corporate headquarters located in Willmar, MN, is seeking a Human Resources Manager.

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for a seasoned HR professional with an exceptional ability to build relationships at all organizational levels to manage all human resources activities for a flagship organization, Select Genetics. This position will be responsible for collaboratively leading HR services to support nearly 1000 employees across our 8 operating locations in MN, MO, VA, OH, IA, NC, MI and IL.

A solid foundation has already been laid to support the development of strong teams and a unique company culture within Select Genetics. This role will work in close collaboration with the HR Director, HR team, and Select Genetics leadership to build on that foundation by delivering high caliber HR services both personally and through regional HR colleagues. The ideal candidate will be an individual who believes in, and demonstrates business practices that aligns with our company values. We also expect you to have a history of fostering strong relationships and influencing change by winning over a diverse group of stakeholders, while planning and executing strategic initiatives with an outstanding team. If you are interested in utilizing your depth of HR expertise, experiences, and leadership by example to help engage and develop talented employees, this might be the career opportunity for you!

Areas of responsibility include the following HR disciplines:

  • HR Management
  • Talent Management
  • Recruiting & Staffing
  • Employee Relations
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation
  • Benefit Plan Administration
  • Training & Development
  • Loss Control and Safety
  • Policies, Procedures & Legal Compliance

The availability and accessibility to travel up to approximately 25% of the time across our 8 operating locations within the United States: MN, MO, VA, OH, IA, NC, MI and IL, is required.

The ideal candidate will have the following educational and experience background:

  • A Bachelor’s level degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent is required
  • A Master’s level degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent is preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive HR departmental experience is required
  • 5+ years of experience managing HR professionals is required
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification is preferred
  • Experience working with and communicating in a diverse workplace and with virtual teams is preferred

The Organization:

Select Genetics, LLC was recently created though the merger of AgForte/Willmar Poultry Company and Valley of the Moon Commercial Poults; two businesses that have been working together for more than 50 years. Our headquarters reside on the beautiful and historic MinnWest Technology Campus, with a mission to promote the advancement, nurture the environment and accommodate the functions of a thriving biosciences and technology community in the Greater Willmar Lakes Area.


Organizational Purpose & Core Values:

We lead the way in providing safe, affordable and quality solutions within the poultry industry.

  • Stewardship: We work to build a better future for those that follow in our footsteps.
  • Trustworthiness: We will be honest and do the right thing.
  • Excellence:  We will deliver extraordinary results that exceed expectations.
  • Teamwork:  We will utilize our unique strengths to maximize our collective success.
  • Employee Well-Being: We will provide safety, stability and opportunity for our people.


To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Michelle Falling | Talent Acquisition Lead

(320) 222-9790

Service Crew Team Members

March 20, 2017 admin

PALS (Poultry and Livestock Systems) provides full service of supplies, equipment, and medication within the hog and poultry industry throughout MN.  This full-time opportunity will be responsible for working with a team of individuals who provide service on a variety of customer projects.  This may involve the construction, service, and repair of commercial hog and poultry barns.

We are Looking For:

  • Experience working in an agricultural environment or general construction
  • Self-discipline and motivation to complete projects within a deadline
  • Reliability and commitment
  • A valid Class A CDL MN driver’s license OR eligibility to receive one through training
  • Possession of general power tools (tool allowance reimbursement is available and discussed during the interview process)

Schedule & Compensation:

  • This is a full-time hourly opportunity plus regular overtime hours
  • Full-Time benefits package includes: medical, dental, and vision insurance options, a 401K plan with company match up to 4%, PTO and paid holidays
  • Hourly compensation negotiable based upon skills, experience, and qualities demonstrated

To Apply or Further Inquire Contact:

Michelle Falling, HR Recruiting Specialist

(320) 222-9790

Class A CDL Driver

March 6, 2017 admin

The transportation division of Select Genetics seeks responsible full time Class A CDL Drivers to deliver products to various customers in and around the 5-state area. Moderate lifting and loading required.

Qualified candidates possess the following:

  • A valid class A CDL preferred
  • A clean driving record (required)
  • Willingness to work as a team
  • Basic knowledge of computers
  • Two years of verifiable driving records (preferred)

We offer competitive pay and a full benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, short and long-term disability, and 401k retirement accounts with a company match. Earning potential up to 50K plus and bonuses for full time drivers.

To Apply or Inquire Further, contact:

Jami Halliday, Recruiter


General Farm Laborers (Starbuck Area)

August 22, 2016 admin

General Farm Laborers – Starbuck, MN

Select Genetics, a poultry company headquartered in Willmar MN, has full-time openings for general laborers at one of our flagship breeder farms located in Starbuck, MN.

Qualified applicants should have agricultural experience or be willing to learn/grow in the field, be able to repetitively lift up to 20 lbs. as well as bend and stoop, work in a fast paced environment, be able to work in the turkey barns assisting other employees for the general care of turkeys.  Ensure adequate feed and water supply, healthy environment, and general light duty maintenance as well as assisting with the cleanliness of the barns and surrounding areas.  Required to follow all site specific bio-security rules.

Selected applicants will be required to pass a drug screen and must have personal transportation.


Hours: 40-48 hrs. expected work weeks, to include some weekend hours.

Select Genetics offers a competitive salary and benefits package (medical, dental, life, disability, and 401K)


For more information, please contact:

Pete  Shepersky

(320) 320-808-5011

General Labor

August 2, 2016 admin

Responsibilities:   Work in the turkey barn assisting other employees for the general care of turkeys and egg production.

Qualified applicants should be able to repetitively lift up to 20 lbs. as well as bend and bend stoop, working a fast pace environment, dusty environment be able to assist with egg picking in barns, washing, packing, and sorting hatching eggs. Required to follow all site specific bio-security rules.

Selected applicants must be at least 18 years old, pass a drug screening and have personal transportation.

Hours: 45-55 hrs. expected work weeks, to include some weekend hours.  Must be able to work as early as 5 AM.  Paid Weekly!!  Bonus potential!

 Ag Forte, offers a competitive salary and benefits package (medical, dental, life, disability, and 401K)

To apply or further inquire, contact:

Jami Halliday

(320) 222-9810