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JBS USA Residue Sampling Livestock QA Tech in Ottumwa, Iowa

1st & 2nd Shift Position

Ractopamine Residue Sampling Livestock QA Tech

SCOPE: Manage a pre-screening and segregation process of never fed beta agonist (racto-free) hogs to ensure that animals that are purchased have not been exposed to ractopamine and thus are eligible to be used for never fed beta agonist program product. Utilizing saliva collected from live hogs, this pre-screening dramatically reduces any risk that JBS plants may be de-listed from export countries who do not allow the use of beta agonists.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to learn and perform all job functions

  • Must have not received any written disciplinary action over the past year

  • Must have an excellent attendance record, no more than 3 points

  • Must have excellent communication skills

  • Must have excellent people skills

RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Prepare, collect and perform swine saliva tests for purposes of verifying Ractopamine Residue is not present

  • Responsible to order, manage and organize the inventory of supplies for testing

  • Test or trial new & improved collection methods and procedures

  • Prepare notes, reports, charts and graphs as necessary

  • Maintain a history log of tested producers

  • Create & update all Standard Operating Procedures for the process

  • TQA Certification, comfortable working around active market swine

  • Understanding of livestock and harvesting process

  • Flexibility to work different shifts or hours, as needed

  • Ensure safe work practices are being followed

  • Assist the Livestock Manager or Animal Welfare Manager with designated tasks

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