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QA Technician Barns

POSITION: Livestock Handling QA Tech nician

DEPARTMENT: Reports to Zachary Hardesty-Humane Handling Manager

LOCATION: Marshalltown

SALARY CLASS :Hourly Non - Exempt

Shift : 2nd & 3rd shift (must be flexible for 1st & 3rd)

Job Description : Verify That all humane handling SOP’s are being carried out, including scheduling, unloading, training, handling of non-ambulatory animals, driving and stunning.

  • Including hands on helping with difficult hogs – both in the truck and the drive alley’s

  • Monitor/assist in slow hog movement & correct SOP coverage

  • Monitor, audit and document each of these activities including remote video auditing.

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

  • Maintain good communication with USDA/FSIS in matters related to humane handling.

  • Insure that animals are being properly transported by monitoring equipment and seasonal preparation.

  • Monitor animals for visible defects which may impact on yields or quality, providing information to Procurement for feedback to producers and maintain a database for the monitoring information which is collected.

  • Assist in response to emergency situations.

  • Maintain implementation of the four elements of the Systematic Approach during each shift.

  • Participate on facility Animal Welfare Team

  • Performs various other duties as determined by the Livestock Handling Manager

  • Attend scheduled and called meetings and take clear notes


  • Knowledge of our industry is beneficial

  • Basic math and analytical skills

  • Good people skills

  • Self-motivated and work well without direct supervision

  • Organized

  • Must be able to work with live hogs and handle them within humane handling guidelines.

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Team Player

  • Must be able to lift/push/pull large amounts of weight as needed

  • Must be able to rotate shifts (1st, 2nd & 3rd) as needed

  • Bilingual preferred but not required

Posting Date: 01/15 /20 20 Closing Date:01/25/2020

EOE/M/F/VET/Disabled Apply online @ jobs.jbssa.com

Approved By: Sergio Lopez

Title: Employment Manager