New Angus is hiring in Aberdeen:
New Angus, LLC owns and will operate a single state-of-the-art beef processing and fabrication complex, specializing in processing beef products for both domestic and international consumption. With a well-financed sponsor, we are positioned for tremendous success.
We are excited to begin the process of accepting application for all positions; skilled and unskilled including slaughter, fabrication, quality control, maintenance and warehouse jobs.
Our success starts with hiring the right people and keeping them. Our work hours are designed to be family friendly, our wages are very competitive and we are offering a top quality benefit package which we will continue to enhance. The community has been very supportive and we desire to be a good community business partner.
Interested individuals can apply at the plant at 13 135 Street SW, Aberdeen, SD, or submit a resume by clicking APPLY TO THIS POSITION above.
We will be taking applications and conducting interviews at the South Dakota Department of Labor in Aberdeen SD (400 S. Roosevelt Street) on August 25, 2015. EEO and M/F/D/V [New Angus hiring notice, AgCareers.com, downloaded 2015.08.19]
New Angus is also hiring a CFO-Chief Financial Officer, Slaughter Superintendent, Director of Operations, Slaughter/Fabrication Department Supervisor, General Foreman, and Fabrication Superintendent. The CFO posting says New Angus has an “SEC-registered financial sponsor who has over 1.7 billon of invested and committed capital.”
New Angus may not need to look for a new marketing director. Aberdeen city commissioner Laure Swanson used to direct marketing for doomed Northern Beef Packers. Commissioner Swanson appears to be doing the same job, at least unofficially, for New Angus, the corporate team charged by buyers White Oak Global Advisors with resurrecting the Aberdeen beef slaughterhouse from failure. After a quiet on-site meeting with New Angus, Swanson assures us the beef plant is on the right track:
“The tour gave me a lasting impression that this is a committed company, with all indication of making it a viable and sustainable beef plant whether White Oak continues to run it or they sell it,” Swanson said in emailed comments.
She said the internal infrastructure upgrades are impressive.
…Swanson said she left the tour with the impression of better communication from top management, which consists of representatives of the beef industry. She said the plant now has access to its own financial resources as opposed to having to rely on assistance from the state. And, she said, New Angus has a certified water treatment engineer on staff [Elisa Sand, “New Angus Beef Plant Looking for Employees,” Aberdeen American News, 2015.08.19].
Commissioner Jennifer Slaight-Hansen also came away all positive about New Angus’s prospects:
“I found a facility that’s making major improvements to meet the needs of their customers,” said Councilwoman Jennifer Slaight-Hansen, who recently toured the plant with Councilwoman Laure Swanson [Sand, 2015.08.19].
Neither Swanson nor Slaight-Hansen addressed how market forces favor reopening Northern Beef Packers while Tyson Meats, the nation’s biggest meat packer, has responded to “too few cattle and too much slaughter capacity” by shutting down a beef slaughterhouse 360 miles from Aberdeen.