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Will you be at Equine Affaire MA on 11/14/2014? Would you like to speak with us about career opportunities at SmartPak? Submit your resume here and we’ll contact you to arrange a time to meet at the show!

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Planning to go to Equine Affaire, Massachusetts on 11/14/2014? Submit your resume and we’ll schedule a time to speak with you about career opportunities at SmartPak! When most people say “work hard, play hard,” they don’t mean at the same

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SmartPaks: Now with Less Plastic!

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At SmartPak, we’ve always been focused on powering healthy horses and happy riders. But did you know we’re also committed to supporting a healthy, happy planet? It’s true! And we’re proud to say that this year, we’ve gone greener than

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Production: 2nd Shift Supervisor (3pm-11:30pm)

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This individual will be responsible for managing the SmartPak production team and process. You will lead production employees responsible for the filling and packaging of SmartPaks and PortionPaks. The Nitty Gritty: Build and lead a team , train and develop

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Merchandising: Buyer, Western and Leisure

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The Buyer is responsible for directly leading all purchasing activities with vendor relationship responsibility, deal negotiations, and merchandising within identified categories. The Buyer is expected to both understand and manage the product line(s) to maximize the customer experience. The Nitty

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General Warehouse: Order Assembler, Shipper and Pick / Packer (1st and 2nd Shift available, Part Time, Full Time and Seasonal opportunities available)

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SmartPak is seeking to fill the following 1st shift (7:00AM-3:30PM) AND 2nd shift (3:00PM-11:30PM) positions: Order Picker, Order Assembler and Shipper All start at $10.00 per hour. (1st and 2nd Shift available, Part Time, Full Time and Seasonal opportunities available)

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Operations: Industrial Engineer

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The Industrial Engineer will be responsible for exploring areas of inefficiency and improve processes regarding people, machines, or processes. This position will assist with overall plant layout development and maintenance, integration of new production lines into existing plant layouts; modification

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Operations: Sanitation Supervisor

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This individual will be responsible for managing the facility sanitation program, leading the sanitation team and maintaining the master sanitation schedule. You will lead sanitation employees on multiple shifts that work in all areas of the facility. The Nitty Gritty:

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Meet Karl, Kim, Jim and Feared

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Success profile: Feared Breed: Quarter Horse Discipline: Halter Owner: Karl and Kim Jacobs Trainer: Jim Becker, Becker Show Horses Feared was the 2012 AQHA High Point Open Halter Gelding, Amateur Halter Gelding, and Youth Halter Gelding. He is the first

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Customer Care – Product Specialist

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Turn your passion for horses and dogs into a fulfilling career with SmartPak! This individual is responsible for providing SmartPak Riders with solutions or their horse’s care. Product Specialists promote customer loyalty by demonstrating an understanding of our Riders’ horse

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How I Became a Vet—Part III: The Private Practice Years

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Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 first! Still Not There Yet Becoming a practicing veterinarian takes a long time and hard work—not to mention a significant financial investment—but graduating with a DVM (or VMD) is just part

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How I Became a Vet—Part II: The Veterinary School Years

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Be sure to read part 1 first! Getting into Vet School During the senior undergraduate year–in addition to classes, work, and extracurriculars—students who intend to pursue graduate level studies need to start scoping out their educational institution choices, examining admissions

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Meet Sarah and “Logan”

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Success profile: Sir Maskalot “Logan” Breed: Thoroughbred Age: 15 Discipline: Eventing Owner: Sarah Bell I got Logan when he retired from the racetrack at the age of eight. Since the beginning of our relationship, he has had issues with stomach

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10 Must Haves If You’re Hitting The Trails This Summer

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Growing up in New England, summertime has always been prime trail riding season for me. Unfortunately, this is one our shortest seasons, so I have to make sure that I’m ready to hit the trails as soon as the weather

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Meet Jennifer and Louie

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Success profile: Louie Breed: Paint Age: 6 Discipline: All-Around Owner: Jennifer Piette A year ago, Louie started to misbehave under saddle. Since my 10-year-old daughter rides him, that was quite a problem for us. We worked with our veterinarian and

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Anatomy of arthritis

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Your horse’s body is an impressive machine. It’s designed to manage the normal wear and tear that’s associated with being a horse — an animal designed to be on the move! However, research has shown that joint problems are a

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