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Livestock Handling Specialist

Company Name:
Farmland
Overview:
This position trains all current and new employees on Farmland's live animal handling and animal welfare policies and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for the daily handling and movement of livestock in the plant yards.
"All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability."
Responsibilities:
1. Move livestock from the receiving area to the scales and to the holding pens.
2. Train all current and new hires that handle livestock on Farmland's current livestock handling and welfare policies. Train all Farmland Foods employees and truckers on the Trucker Quality Assurance (TQA) program.
3. Scale and record live livestock weights and process the producers' documentation.
4. Accurately account for all incoming lots of livestock.
5. Sort off and accurately pen and account for all cull and non-market livestock.
6. Perform livestock handling and welfare audits on a weekly basis.
7. Proactively continue education on livestock handling and welfare as well as trainer status.
8. Humanely euthanize non-ambulatory, non-injured (NANI) livestock in the trailer and move livestock from the alleys and pens to the suspect pen.
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and 3 to 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certified in Animal Handling Instruction.
Truckers Quality Assurance (TQA) Instructor Certification
Working knowledge of livestock handling tools.
Working knowledge and experience with captive bolt gun.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Frequently required to move and/or lift 50 pounds and occasionally required to move and/or lift more than 100 pounds.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.
Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; work in high precarious places, extreme cold (non-weather) and extreme heat (non-weather), work with explosives, risk of radiation and vibration.
Moderate noise in the workplace.
Job Title: Livestock Handling Specialist
Job Location: US - NE - Crete
Posted Date: 11/20/2014
Category: Procurement
Type: Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Shift: Other - Ask for details
# of Openings: 1

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