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Based in Rheems, Pennsylvania, The Wenger Group™ is a comprehensive Agricultural Company offering Feed, Ingredients, Eggs and Egg Marketing, Flock Services, and Pullet Growing. The Wenger Group™ includes Wenger Feeds, Nutrify: Performance Ingredient Solutions, and Dutchland Farms.

We’re a stable company with strong core values, great benefits, competitive wage structure, and a safe and healthy work environment.
Benefits
For all full-time team members, we offer full medical, dental and vision insurance. All team members are eligible to participate in a Profit Sharing Plan with an employer match. Each team member has the potential to earn a yearly bonus based on the achievement of company goals.

Full-time team members with at least three years of service are eligible to participate in our Wenger’s Feed Mill Foundation Scholarship Program.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. As a progressive company with strong core values, we offer a professional working environment and a competitive benefits package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

The Wenger Group is a drug-free workplace. All positions require candidates to pass a pre-employment drug test.

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The Wenger Group
101 West Harrisburg Ave.
P.O. Box 26
Rheems, PA 17570

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Transportation

Feed Truck Driver, Night Shift, Rheems, PA

 

Feed Truck Driver – Massey, MD

 

Operations

Mill Manager, Shippensburg, PA

Mill Maintenance, Shippensburg, PA

Mill Operators, Various Shifts Available Lancaster, Mount Joy and Rheems, PA

 

Mill Team Leader, Shippensburg, PA
Mill Operators, Shippensburg, PA

Office

Relationship Manager – Sales & Marketing

IT Data Architect

Director of IT Service Delivery

Grain Buyer – Nutrify

IT Administrative Coordinator

Part-time Courier

All office positions and internships are in Rheems, PA.

Page updated August 6, 2019
Thank you for your interest in employment with The Wenger Group.

Transportation

We operate under the Agriculture Exemption, offering our drivers an opportunity for increased earnings. Ask us how that works!

Feed Driver
Rheems/Mount Joy, PA
This individual is responsible to load, transport and unload feed between the mill and the customer and ensure the care of company and customer property. Every other Weekend Off!
Essential Job Functions:
Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspection – assuring the safety of the vehicle.
Drive in a safe manner.
Load the correct feed from the appropriate bin, close bin and visually check the quality of feed and take sample of each order delivered – follow proper feed sampling procedures and wear required safety equipment.
Deliver feed to correct farm and bin number in a timely and efficient manner.
Report, clean up and properly dispose of feed spills.
Maintain a clean and orderly vehicle and inform supervisor of vehicle problems.
Maintain a neat and clean personal appearance.
Maintain proper company image on highway and on farm (e.g., proper equipment maintenance and attire). Report any problems observed in dealing with customers.
At times, deliver loads of a Gross Weight of 95,000 lbs.
Perform all duties to assure high quality CSA scores are maintained.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Needed:
Valid (Class A) CDL and good driving record Endorsements “N” Tank;
Air Brakes Ability to handle flexible hours at times
Successful completion of DOT Physical and Drug screen
Ability to work in dusty environment Ability to handle “on the road” situations that develop from time to time (snow – ice-accidents)
Ability to work at 15’ heights consistently Ability to climb ladders consistently
Ability to lift up to 66 pounds on occasion
Basic math skills
Ability to handle permit size loads possibly grossing 95,000 lbs.
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Mill Manager
Shippensburg, PA
POSITION SUMMARY:

The Mill Manager is responsible for directing and managing mill operations which includes the supervision of all employees at the mill, oversight of quality in receiving and all mill operations, inventory management, safety, driving production efficiencies, management of mill costs and meeting customer quality expectations. To accomplish these responsibilities, they will effectively collaborate with quality, procurement, nutrition, transportation and the financial areas of the Company.

They will work with the Transportation Supervisor in assessing driver performance. The manager is responsible for scheduling feed mill activities, managing the inventory of ingredients and supplies, preparing for and ensuring compliance with housekeeping audits, working with Maintenance Supervisor in scheduling preventive maintenance and participating in safety and leadership meetings.

The Mill Manager is responsible for compliance with all company policies, as well as local, state and federal laws and regulations. The manager is responsible for reporting monthly, financial and production activities. The Mill Manager is responsible for all activities that take place at their facility. The manager will operate standard office equipment, feed manufacturing equipment and computer automation equipment.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Talent Management

• Manage and coordinate the daily mill labor planning, utilization and evaluation of performance.
• Responsible that all mill employees are properly trained in manufacturing, food safety, quality, safety and environmental policies
• Ensure appropriate and effective level of staffing requirements to fulfill production expectations within budget.
• Works in collaboration with HR in recruiting mill talent.
• Provides effective leadership to drive engagement and morale of mill employees
• Provide development opportunities for all level employees in the mill

Milling Operations

• Understands WEM system and how it serves as a manufacturing process control systems and reconciles to inventory management in the Company’s financial systems
• Responsible for the timely production of feed looking for opportunities for continuous improvements in mill efficiencies
• Supervise and coordinate with the Maintenance Supervisor the repair and maintenance of all equipment and coordinating repair and maintenance with feed production
• Effectively monitors and manages quality in each phase of the grind, mix, pellet and load out process and has broad and deep understanding of Quality Assurance Program
• Manages overall cleanliness and appearance of the facility
• Responsibility for the adherence to all mill safety procedures and programs with Safety Compliance Coordinator
• Responsible to comply with all environmental policies including relationships with vendor emergency cleanup needs working through the Facilities and Environmental Coordinator

Ingredient and Inventory Management

• Ensures the quality of ingredients from receipt through storage, including bin rotation and clean out.
• Ensures appropriate testing protocols are adhered to relative to ingredient receiving.
• Takes ownership for overall mill inventories in terms of accuracy of reporting and levels needed to sustain daily operations
• Coordinate with Nutrify, Transportation and Logistics all activities as they relate to feed production in regards to ingredients needed and product delivered.

Transportation and Delivery

• Assess driver performance in conjunction with the transportation supervisor
• Evaluate adequacy of load out and manage efficiency of related processes to reduce wait times

Customer Management

• Responsible for the quality of the finished product
• Foster a working relationship with the finished feed customers

Administrative and Other

• Coordinate reporting and record-keeping functions with mill supervisor and shift supervisors
• Review analyze and create reports on production records
• Prepare yearly and monitor period budgets
• Perform other duties as determined by the Regional Mill Manager.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

• A minimum requirement of a high school degree
• An associate or college degree (BA or BS in agriculture, manufacturing or relevant industry) preferred
• Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a feed mill or analogous manufacturing environment
• Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience required
• Able to understand and contribute to all functions in a Mill operation
• Knowledge of feed manufacturing techniques, equipment operation and maintenance
• Possess an advanced knowledge level of animal nutrition
• Ability to complete PCQI training

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:

• Ability to understand and follow Food Safety Standards – FSMA and SQF and State regulations
• Understanding of the financial drivers of the business and managing a budget
• Proficient math skills
• Strong computer skills, including MS Word and Excel
• Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
• Proficient oral and written communication skills
• Knowledge of various types of feed mill machinery
• General maintenance skills
• Commitment to develop a safe culture
• Demonstrates Wenger’s Core Values

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS:

• Management experience with demonstrated leadership and team building capabilities
• Ability to collaborate and interact across all levels of the organization
• Positive attitude and able to motivate team members at all levels
• Ability to lead continuous improvement in operations and service levels
• Demonstrates desire to continue in personal professional and leadership development

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Mill Operators – Various Shifts Available
Lancaster, Mount Joy and Rheems, PA
This individual is responsible for performing all phases necessary for daily feed production and the receiving of grain and ingredients. The Mill Supervisor assigns specific daily duties.

Essential Job Functions:

May be responsible for all or part of the following duties and responsibilities to be determined by the Shift Supervisor:
Receive daily shipments of grain and other ingredients by rail and truck.
Control and monitor feed production through the computer center.
Effectively operate the pellet mill.
Perform the function of “hand-adds,” the manual addition of feed ingredients.
Clean mill facility when working conditions and time permit.
Perform general mechanical duties as determined by the Mill Supervisor.
Monitor ingredient inventories.
Maintain bag inventories, stacked and orderly.
Other duties determined by the Mill Supervisor.
Navigate, use and understand Wenger System as appropriate.

Qualifications Needed:
Ability to work with close supervision and independently
Basic math skills
Ability to operate various types of machinery and heavy equipment
Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. on occasion
General maintenance skills
Ability to climb ladders and work in high places
Ability to work in confined spaces
Basic computer skills
Ability to work in dusty conditions
Ability to work weekends and overtime as needed
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner

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Office

Data Architect
The Data Architect is responsible for creating and overseeing a program that supports strong data management principles, which will include the definition, acquisition, storage, maintenance, protection, architecture, accessibility, security, integrity, archival, recoverability, and reporting of all data relevant to the operation of the business.

This individual will apply both subject matter knowledge and data management expertise to enhance current data integrity assurance processes, design an effective overall data strategy architecture, and organize and define all key data elements to effectively create and enable an organizational capability of data analytics.

This individual will also create and lead a team of experts in data management, business intelligence, and data analytics, who will be responsible for the transformation of the overall data ecosystem to a condition of reliable values, processing integrity, and analytical accessibility.

Essential Job Functions:
• Provide leadership to understand, describe, protect, organize, manage, and control all corporate data
• Develop and continually enhance a strategy and architectural objective for collecting, storing, and controlling access to corporate data
• Develop and maintain data standards, guidelines, rules, and procedures to support the strategy, architecture, and commitments to regulatory compliance
• Migrate existing data structures, systems, procedures, and processes to an overall design that supports the new data management objectives
• Work with the business to understand their information-based needs and to align the capabilities of data management to support those needs
• Seek out improvements and innovations to provide improved data quality and reporting, eliminate redundancies, and provide better data collection sources, methods, and tools
• Guide and facilitate meaningful and creative data correlations and analyses
• Keep up-to-date on the evaluation of new tools, techniques, services, practices, and technologies to maintain reliable and efficient processing, storage, and access of data.
• Proactively address potential data issues by working to minimize ambiguity, establish clear accountabilities, and share data related information and procedures to all data stakeholders
• Ensure that the necessary steps for documenting, controlling, structuring, and protecting data are consistently enforced.
• Establish, direct, and oversee the company’s data governance policies, standards, and practices.
• Maintain an overall strategic perspective that guides data definitions, acquisitions, organization, interoperability, analysis, and utilization in support of the company’s operational objectives.
• Serve as a steward to the business in supporting data validation, controls, protection, security, recoverability, consistency, access, utilization, and monitoring to help ensure data integrity and compliance with internal policies, permissions, and applicable regulations.
• Serve as a liaison to the business to ensure data is properly collected, stored, shared, protected, and transmitted in a manner consistent with business needs, policies, and standards.
• Work with members on the IT Team to help ensure the integrity of integrations and end-to-end processing.
• Support the investigation of data issues, data repair, and data protection.
• Support the more sophisticated and creative use of data to provide important business insights.
• Support the everyday needs of data processing, inquiry, and reporting
• Provide management responsibilities for the data team, including hiring, training, development, and performance management
Qualifications Needed:
• Bachelor’s /degree with an emphasis on technical, analytical, and problem solving skills.
• 8+ years in the IT field, with management experience
• 5+ years as a DBA, Data Analyst, or Systems Analyst
• Training in data management and analytics, with experience managing skilled data analysts and programmers
• Demonstrated experience in programming database applications, ETL, and data interrogations
• Scripting skills in multiple languages
• Experience in master data competencies including design, implementation, architecture, analytics, and methodologies
• Experience with SQL Server/Oracle DB, including SQL queries and stored procedures
• Application development skills
• Strong understanding of and experience with data storage, protection, manipulation, and programming
• Experience or familiarity with manufacturing and distribution operations
• Willingness to work as part of a team, with commitment to the overall goals of the group.

Director of IT Service Delivery
The Director of IT Service Delivery has ultimate responsibility for the efficiency, security, quality, reliability, and performance of all IT enabled services This responsibility includes infrastructure management, procurement and management of third-party services (e.g., cloud and managed services), performance management, training of team members to support operational controls and procedures, providing technical support to the business, business continuity services, maintenance of operational programs and services, internet and communication services, and capacity management.
Essential Job Functions:• Keep up-to-date on the evaluation of new tools, techniques, services, practices, and technologies to maintain reliable and efficient processing, data management, and operational controls.
• Maintain an overall strategic perspective that guides systems organization, interoperability, analysis, and utilization in support of the company’s operational objectives.
• Build and maintain detailed familiarity with the infrastructure and operational requirements of each business application
• Provide all IT service, support, infrastructure, telecommunications, and disaster recovery services in alignment with organizational expectations.
• Work with members on the IT Team to help ensure the integrity of integrations and end-to-end processing.
• Work as part of the business requirements team to offer perspectives and recommendations based upon the infrastructure implications and impact on current application systems.
• Ensure that the proper documentation for operational processes and controls, error handling, business continuity, data availability, reporting, and user access are well designed and documented
• Establish success criteria and service levels for the business applications systems development, enhancement, and support functions.
• Provide an infrastructure software and enterprise architecture maintenance plan that meets the future needs of Wenger customers and markets
• Provide active leadership in vendor selections, negotiation of terms and service levels, and establishing clarity around vendor responsibilities and accountabilities.
• Establish hands-on working relationships with third party providers and work closely with them (as partners) to ensure successful delivery of services and solutions.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED/PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
• Bachelor’s /degree with an emphasis on technical, analytical, and problem solving skills.
• 8+ years in the IT field, with 5+ years managing and leading an operations team
• Training in and understanding of computer operations, data management, business continuity, testing methodologies, third party management, and performance management
• Understanding of and experience with data management, programming, and security
• Experience or familiarity with manufacturing and distribution operations
• Willingness to work as part of a team, with commitment to the overall goals of the group.
• Highly skilled in communications, organization, and presentations
• Ability to communicate effectively between technical and non-technical audiences.
• Proactive and independent sense of urgency for project and task completion.
• Ability to understand both macro and micro level needs and how they fit together.
• Ability to creatively find solutions to problems and needs.
• Ability to build strong relationships with various personality types.
• Ability to work both autonomously and in collaboration with other parts of the business

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Grain Buyer

The grain buyer will be responsible for procuring (negotiate & buy) and contracting (PO/Supplier contract reconciliation, negotiating/correcting inaccuracies on receipts/invoices) for Corn, Soybeans and Wheat from local farmers and/or elevators. The minimum expectation in this role will be to ensure that we are current buying grains to maximize returns while maintaining competitive pricing for our customers. This person will be responsible to ensure that company and customer risk management strategies are followed at all times.
Essential Job Functions:
• Purchase grain with cost savings to prevailing market.
• Know seasonal and geographical market characteristics.
• Use historical basis patterns to WFM advantage.
• Anticipate supply-demand balance and shifts.
• Predict and capture opportunities in future markets, while limiting risk exposure.
• Understand transportation costs and trends.
• Purchase ingredients according to product specifications.
• To ensure mill locations do not run out of product.

Qualifications Needed:
• Knowledge of supply-demand economics.
• Ability to relate to needs of agri-business people.
• Ability to negotiate favorable contracts.
• Ability to develop mutual trust and satisfaction with vendors and customers.
• Ability to respect market directions and handle the pressure of market positions.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Requires solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Requires strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Experience with CBOT and related activities preferred.
• BS Degree in Ag Business or related degree preferred.

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Part-time Courier
Monday – 6:30am – 3pm
Tuesday – 6:30am – 2pm
As needed to fill in
(end times may vary slightly based upon traffic)
Rheems, PA
POSITION SUMMARY:
This part-time individual performs courier services needed to support general operations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Provide courier services.
2. Make deliveries.
3. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned.
4. Perform back up duties for other courier as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:

1. Self-motivation and dependability
2. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. on a daily basis and 50 lbs. on occasion
3. Ability to bend, stoop, twist, and climb stairs
4. Organizational and time management skills
5. Valid Driver’s License

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Relationship Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for developing and maintaining all aspects of the customer relationship with assigned accounts in specific feed market segments (poultry, swine, dairy, etc.) primarily working with medium-to-large accounts.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Build and manage relationships with customers and prospects by developing a bond and connection and being the voice of the customer within TWG as the customer liaison.
2. Develop a complete understanding of the customer needs, business structure & strategy, segment & industry awareness including understanding consumer preferences, marketing trends, sales channels, and how the customer differentiates and competes in their market space.
a. Create and execute a relationship management plan for assigned customers within our top 10 volume accounts and present it to TWG management on a regular basis
3. Attend and coordinate customer production meetings to develop feedback loops on conversion performance and take ownership of feedback within TWG to address or resolve any concerns and opportunities.
4. Develop or leverage existing opportunities to gain operational efficiencies or deepen customer connectivity that may include:
a. Evaluating customer specific requirements from order placement through invoicing
b. Utilizing our Nutrition Services team to evaluate and create feed products, conduct supporting lab analysis, and develop Quality Assurance controls to enhance the customer satisfaction and brand security
c. Identifying synergies within TWG that would be of mutual benefit to the Company and Customer
5. Be “on call” as the primary customer contact within the company and resolve customer issues promptly with the support of TWG and ensure follow-up and issues are resolved to customer’s satisfaction.
6. Maintain an ongoing network of communication between customers, contract producers, prospects, and related industry representatives as well as all appropriate TWG personnel.
7. Develop and carry out sales strategies to successfully obtain additional feed business.
8. Timely follow-up of customer accounts receivable as necessary.
9. Maintain timely and thorough customer records.

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
1. Proven track record of effective relationship management experience including prospecting, relationship building, closing sales, and after-sales support.
2. Core personal qualities:
a. Engaged, pro-active and an optimistic attitude
b. Ability to hold conversations and ask articulate and complete questions to develop a deep comprehension and perspective around complex customer needs and situations.
c. Be a self-starter and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
3. Ability to work independently and without supervision.
4. Maintain periods of travel by car (occasional flying) and a flexible schedule for availability at times that meets industry or customer needs.
5. Excellent skills: interpersonal skills and behaviors, verbal and written communication, group presentations, highly organized, computer capable with excel, word, power point and communication tools.

EDUCATION NEEDED:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Animal Science, or Food Marketing

EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
1. Five years’ sales experience in animal feed, feed ingredients, or food marketing
2. Direct production experience in the defined market segment of responsibility (poultry, swine, dairy, etc.)

Want to apply? Download an application or email your resume today!

IT Administrative Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY:
This individual is responsible for generating and maintaining accurate records and data for the Layer and Pullet Recordkeeping system and the IT asset management system.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Maintenance of the Layer and Pullet Record keeping system, including data entry of records from customers, generation of reports, and maintenance of master data in all record files.
2. Maintenance of the IT asset management system, including inventory reconciliations and asset entry and tracking.
3. Unbox, tag, and stage new assets for initial configuration.
4. Assist team members with ad-hoc reports and system inquiries.
5. Assist team members with asset and peripheral troubleshooting and replacement.
6. Manage logistics for paper and toner delivery to remote sites.
7. Perform other duties that are assigned or requested

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED:
1. High School Diploma
2. PC literate with strong typing and software usage skills
3. Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
4. Familiarity with database and reporting technologies and tools preferred
5. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
6. Experience working with a team towards a common goal
7. Proactive and independent sense of urgency for task completion
8. Good time-management, communication, and organization skills
9. Ability to work well with various personality types.
10. Desire for self-improvement and professional growth

Ability to work weekends and overtime as needed
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
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