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Humane Handler Coordinator - Quality Assurance
American Foods Group, LLC.
American Foods Group, LLC.
How to Apply:
American Foods Group, LLC.

Job Location: Yankton, SD
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Quality Assurance
Job Details

Position Name: Humane Handler Coordinator
Family: Quality Assurance
Status: Exempt, Full-Time
Location: Yankton, SD Cimpls Meats, LLC
Date: June 2018

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Start Up
  • Walk through barn looking for any humane animal handling issues.
  • Inspect chute and restrainer
  • Inspect pneumatic knocking gun and hand knockers with bullets.
  • Verify Preventive maintenance and blast test on pneumatic and hand knockers.
  • Verify that the Knock Box Daily Operational Check audit is completed.
  • Communicate with USDA during antemortem inspection. Utilize Barn Pen audit. Need to audit each pen location a minimum of once per week

During Operations
  • Observe the 1st 10 head knocked for effective stunning and insensibility.
  • Ensure 100% inspection of bull knocking.
  • Verify that daily operations audits are completed.
  • Verify records throughout day to ensure information is being recorded properly.
  • Observe procedures of knocking in barn, as often as possible.
  • Continuous communication throughout day with USDA, QA and operations.
  • Coaching of QA tech and operations throughout day
  • Verify Inclement Weather Log is being completed.
  • Continuous monitoring of pens throughout day.
  • Verify dead stock a minimum of once per production day. Verify that audit is being completed by barn personnel.

End of Production
  • Verify all audits have been completed and turned in.
  • Record review audits for accuracy.
  • File audits.
  • Walk through of barn to ensure proper density of pens, water, feed.
  • Communicate with barn personnel about animals that will need to have feed.

  • At the end of the week complete Final Scoring audits on the form Final Scoring-Cattle and Calves Audit Core Criteria.
  • At the end of the week complete Final Scoring on the form Final Scoring- Cattle and Calves Audit Secondary Audit Items.
  • Organize weekly meetings with plant personnel to discuss topics regarding humane animal handling.

  • Conduct odd hours of inspection at a minimum of once a month. Observe at least one truck being unloaded if possible. Use Transportation audit form.
  • Walk through barn and look for any animal handling issues.

  • Train barn personnel or QA on humane handling.

  • Review recommendations and deviations and provide corrective actions and changes to program if needed.

Marginal Functions:
  • All other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience in a meat production, preferably in a harvest facility
  • Experience with Quality Assurance in meat production

Education, Training, and Licenses:
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Animal Science or related field a plus.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Legal/ADA Considerations: Occasional periods of shop environment. Extended work hours.

An Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Vet

How to Apply:
American Foods Group, LLC.

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