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JBS USA LIVESTOCK HANDLER MANAGER in Ottumwa, Iowa

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION: Livestock Handling Manager

DEPARTMENT: Quality Assurance

LOCATION: Ottumwa

SALARY CLASS: Salary

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Be able to communicate written and verbally in English

• Be able to work all 3 shifts as needed

• Able to work in hot temperatures

• Computer skills required

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Verify that all humane handling SOPs are being carried out, including scheduling, unloading, training, handling of non-ambulatory animals, driving & stunning.

• Monitor, audit & document each of these activities.

• Collect information on sources of high stress animals in order to provide feedback for improvement by the supplying producers.

• Insure that livestock truck drivers are certified in TQA training, provide training as required & maintain training records.

• Assist with contingency planning & providing proper care for animals in event of major plant delays.

• Serve as facility liaison for USDA-FSIS in matters related to humane handling.

• Correlate with QA & Product Management as to impact of animal handling on meat quality.

• Insure that animals are being properly transported by monitoring equipment & seasonal preparation, working with Procurement to provide timely notification to producers.

• Monitor animals for visible defects which may impact yields or quality, providing information to Procurement for feedback to producers.

Education Requirements (if applicable)

• Animal Science or degree in related field preferred, plus 2 years’ experience with livestock handling.

• Option without degree would be 5 years’ experience in livestock handling, with at least 3 of those years in management.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

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