Under general supervision of the Farm Administrator, the Livestock Technician II personally performs all work activities related to the operations of a USDA inspected meats facility/lab at the University Farm; slaughter; meat processing and production; marketing; record keeping, sales (including cash management) and inventory management; budget planning; facility maintenance, repairs and upgrades; and all other duties necessary to keep the meats processing facility functioning in lines with a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for USDA. Additionally, incumbent advises students that perform work in the Meats Laboratory.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Must possess: Thorough knowledge of modern meat production and food safety standards.
Working knowledge of: Federal food safety programs including Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP), HACCP and microbiological testing. Responsible for maintaining familiarity and understanding of USDA policies and procedures regarding USDA inspection protocol. Meat industry production methods, including harvesting, fabrication, and further processing of beef, pork, and lamb is required. General knowledge of the use of standard office equipment (computers, copiers, phones) and standard office software packages such as, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
REQUIRED SKILLS: Must possess: Familiarity with all types of meat processing equipment and the ability to operate that equipment in a safe and efficient manner, as well as motor vehicles necessary to effectively and efficiently work in the Meats Lab.
REQUIRED ABILITIES: Must have the ability to: Perform physical labor in a refrigerated environment. Safely slaughter, fabricate and further process meat products for sale under USDA guidelines. Maintain clear and concise records and inventory reports, i.e. food safety records. Assume an active role in the instructional process, assisting laboratory instructors with the setting up and conducting of livestock laboratory classes, and advising students on related enterprise projects. Develop a systematic safety training program for students. Supervise, train, and oversee students. Coordinate the practical program aspects with the academic program and student learning process. Travel to meetings/conferences as needed. Read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. Adhere to all applicable safety practices. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a diverse population of staff, faculty, students and others. Adjust to change (i.e. work environment, technology). Function cooperatively and productively as a member of a unit. Apply the knowledge and skills listed above and the demonstrated ability to perform assigned job duties.
Additional Salary Information: Open Until Filled (Review of Applications will begin 04/27/17. Applications received after that date may be considered).
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California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state-supported member of a 23-campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 17,000.
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