Meet Our Employees
BOAR STUD MANAGER
When I applied at WPI, I was recently married and needed to find a company that would allow me to build my career and still have time for my family. I found that in Wakefield Pork. Since starting in 2006, I have not regretted the decision to join WPI once. Wakefield provides all employees with the tools and resources to further their careers at the pace they choose. Those that take advantage of the opportunities can move up the ladder and continue to build on technical skills, as well as interpersonal skills. WPI does a great job of recognizing individuals within the team who are ready to take the next step. Over the years, I was able to advance my career by being part of many teams; and eventually, lead a team of people with the same values as me on my own. I would encourage anyone who wants to work in a team environment to consider Wakefield Pork.
SENIOR GROW-FINISH FIELD REPRESENTATIVE
I have been with Wakefield Pork since 1997. I have always been involved in production, as I grew up on a farm. My experience has led me to stand up for the industry when needed and I encourage others to consume pork whenever I get a chance. My favorite part of working for WPI has been watching the growth and all-around improvement that has occurred over the years. All changes and growth involve a lot of patience and hard work. The company itself is dedicated, fair, and committed. All employees reap the benefits of a company that has a great reputation within the industry and that hires decent people to work with who are serious about pig production.
Wakefield Pork has allowed anyone who wants to work hard and is dedicated to their job to advance over the years when the opportunity presents itself. Within my role at Wakefield Pork, I try to adjust to the changes that happen each day and work to improve the image of the industry and the company. I try to set a standard that others can follow. WPI, like most employers, looks for and recognizes employees who are reliable, follow the rules, and look for ways to improve upon what they do. If employees go out of their way to do something extra, they will be recognized and do well. Working for Wakefield Pork, employees have a lot of responsibility. As field staff members, employees are out on their own, representing the company’s procedures and goals. The way our field staff team members and all employees represent themselves when out on the job has a great impact and has an effect on the company’s outcomes. Employees set high expectations for themselves because of the responsibility they have to represent Wakefield Pork well.
I have been with Wakefield Pork since 2013. Within that time, I have been able to work with my husband at the same barn, Hector, although we are in different departments. I work in the breeding department and my husband is the manager. We are allowed to do this because Wakefield provides an excellent family and teamwork atmosphere. The atmosphere and culture Wakefield creates has shown me how much a company can care for the work we employees provide every day. They take the extra time and effort to make sure we are well-trained so we can do our best! It is this training and culture that makes me proud to work for such a great company and I look forward to growing with the company.