Grader Dressed Poultry Job Description Sample
Poultry Grader (Hourly/No Benefits) #W0086
Hourly Position/No Benefits Training Provided The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking two part-time Poultry Graders for Newport News and surrounding areas to perform technical grading/inspections on shipping containers at a cold storage warehouse. Duties include monitoring commercial and government specifications to ensure compliance with USDA/AMS standards as specified by various processing contracts and signing off on all documentation that pertains to grading and inspection functions.
These positions are restricted and paid for with non-general funds generated by assessing user fees for grading services requested by industry. Day, evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required depending on business and staffing needs.
Knowledge of agricultural practices is beneficial particularly if related to the poultry industry; however if you have the ability to be trained on federal/state regulations and are able to meet the conditions of employment as noted below then this knowledge is not specifically necessary as training will be provided. Other qualifications include basic computer proficiency and excellent teamwork and customer service skills along with the ability to communicate effectively with others; read and apply USDA/State manuals; work with minimal supervision; and monitor plant personnel.
Dependability and attention to details are also a must. H.S. Diploma/GED required.
Conditions of Employment: Must have or be able to obtain USDA Poultry Grading License for grading poultry/poultry products as issued by the USDA after completing a minimum of 120 hours of supervised training. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position which includes working in an environment that has rapid temperature changes, wet and slippery floors, high noise levels, and would require lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
Must be available to temporarily work in different plants in emergency situations and meet the physical demands of the position. Must have (or be eligible for) and maintain a valid driver's license and have a driving record that reflects a sense of responsibility for highway safety. The final candidates must be eligible to meet the Federal Office of Field Operations Assignment Restrictions Directive (FSIS Directive 4735.9) regarding assignment restrictions and family or personal relationships as well as the one-year restriction for candidates who previously worked for a business under FSIS inspection.
Training/coursework in poultry science, agriculture or related field is preferred along with work experience related to USDA Poultry Grading Regulations & Standards. An equivalent combination of training & experience indicating possession of the preceding knowledge and abilities may substitute for this education and experience.
This position is paid on an hourly basis and is limited to working no more than 1500 hours per year. It offers no state benefits. The selected candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
Meat And Poultry Inspector I
Description of Work
Recruitment Range: $32,703-$36,000
The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees
The Meat and Poultry Division enforces state and federal laws designed to ensure meat and poultry products sold to consumers are wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled. The division inspects approximately 200 plants statewide for red meat slaughter/processing and poultry processing and operates a program "equal to" the USDA, Food Safety Inspection Service.
The impact of this work is to ensure overall meat and poultry food safety and consumer protection by assuring these products are wholesome, properly labeled, unadulterated and safe for human consumption.
This selected applicant will complete an extensive Meat and Poultry Inspection training program which consists of six weeks of on- the-job training, 6 weeks of classroom training and occasional follow-up training to address changes to policies and regulatory requirements.
Position will serve as an Inspector In Charge at one inspected slaughter/processing establishment in Guilford County. Along with daily inspection requirements for the slaughtering of cattle, sheep and goats, processing activities include inspection of raw ground products.
Daily duties include conducting ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of slaughtered livestock; observing the humane handling of said livestock; evaluating plant's sanitation procedures and practices; verifying the implementation of plant's Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans; collecting and submitting samples for microbiological analysis; verifying the accuracy of product labels; and other inspection activities as required. Working conditions include a noisy industrial environment; varying environmental conditions within the facility ranging from sub-freezing to extreme humidity; and standing, climbing, and kneeling on elevated platforms for extended periods of time.
The inspections observations and findings are generated by, and recorded in, a web-based information system. If a plant is not meeting regulatory requirements, the inspector must communicate this noncompliance to plant management. Inspector will document the noncompliance and follow enforcement actions up to and including suspending plant operations until regulatory requirements are met.
Establishment on this assignment operates as early as 8:00 am and as late as 5:00 pm. Occasional holiday, weekend, and overtime work may be required. Relief duties at other establishments should be expected.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Accurate color vision. Will be tested at the time of the interview.
A valid driver's license or must be obtained by date of employment.
Accurate and effective oral and written communication skills to communicate with supervisors and upper management in the food industry (will be given a writing test at the time of the interview).
Computer skills to create basic documents, communicate through email, and enter data into State and Federal systems (the writing test will be given on a computer).
Critical communication between management, and inspector requires candidate to be proficient in the English language
Ability to work independently (without direct supervision).
Must be able to work in the vicinity of live animals and in direct contact with meat and poultry products derived from cattle, swine, sheep, goats, ratites, chicken and turkeys.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor s degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and four years of experience in the inspection, production, management or sale of meat and/or poultry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Requirements
Successful completion of required Meat and Poultry Inspection Training Programs.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.
Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience.
Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.
All Law Enforcement positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals.
Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.
Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.
Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.
NF Grader / Sorter
If you are looking for a career which offers advancement and growth opportunities, look no further! Schnitzer Steel offers upward mobility, great benefits, and competitive compensation packages.
Founded in 1906, Schnitzer Steel Industries has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal. Today, Schnitzer operates 95 recycling facilities, including seven deep water ports – on both U.S. coasts and in Hawaii and Puerto Rico – which enable efficient delivery of processed scrap metals to steel mills and foundries around the world. In 2018, Schnitzer was named a World's Most Ethical Company for the 4th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. This prestigious award is given exclusively to companies who demonstrate leadership in five key categories: ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; culture of ethics; governance; and leadership, innovation and reputation. Schnitzer is the only metals recycling company to be among the winners.
This position offers competitive pay along with a variety of benefits including: medical, dental and vision plans for both you and your dependents; 401k with company match; paid time off which starts with your first check; and paid holidays.
Grader/Sorters are primarily responsible for grading and sorting incoming metal products according to factors such as appearance and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Other responsibilities include general yard cleanup and other maintenance functions.
This is a physical job, so applicants must be able to frequently walk on uneven ground, handle and grasp materials, crouch, bend, reach, climb, twist, push, pull and lift/carry up to 50 pounds occasionally. Visual acuity is needed for close detail work. To ensure safety everyone's safety at work, applicants must be able to hear and communicate by speech.
Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)
Strictly adheres to all Metals Recycling Business Health, Safety, and Environmental standards.
Provides a safe environment for all employees, customers and visitors.
Operational Performance & Best Business Practices
General clean up and yard maintenance including but not limited to digging, sweeping, maintenance of weeds and brush, and repaid of blacktop.
Basic sorting of scrap, as well as metal and debris in preparation processing.
Greasing and general cleanup at the shear and/or shredder.
Assist with repairs and maintenance as required at railroad.
Provide backup or assistance throughout the yard as needed or assigned.
Report all equipment deficiencies or malfunctions for maintenance or repair to the proper supervisor.
Candidates must have the ability to carry out instructions provided in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.
Ability to speak and understand English as a basic level required.
Ability to learn new tasks as assigned required.
Experience in a scrap yard preferred.
This position requires possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive an automobile.
Class A License Required.
All U.S. applicants must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be 16 years of age or older.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. administers a pre-employment drug screen and background check for U.S. new hires.
All new hires must review and sign an Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union employees.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected status under local, state or federal law.
Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations that circle the globe, stretching from the farm field to the retail shelf. Bunge has 35,000 plus employees at more than 400 facilities in 40 countries.
Bunge's North American operations supply raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Responsible for the weighing, grading and testing of all grain received and shipped. Also may perform some clerical tasks and general housekeeping duties both inside and outside the office.
Responsible for the proper and accurate weighing of all inbound grain and grain products as well as all outbound grain and grain products.
Responsible for the proper and accurate sampling of all inbound grain and grain products as well as all outbound grain and grain products.
Proper housekeeping of grain lab and office.
Operation of the hydraulic truck probe and hand probe.
Packaging samples for shipment as well as for storage.
Shipping of grain samples to appropriate lab as required.
Responsible for the placing of all inbound grain and grain products as well as all outbound grain and grain products into the proper accounts via the One-Way system.
Immediately notifying bookkeeper or manager of any errors and the cause of the error.
Proper documentation of all errors.
Conduct applicable toxin testing on all inbound and/or outbound grain in an appropriate manner and report results to supervisor.
Responsible for the proper calibration of all grain testing equipment.
Responsible for conducting cross checks for grain testing equipment and weighing equipment – including truck scales – and the proper documentation of such.
Must develop knowledge of the products you are dealing with and their hazardous properties.
Must be aware of and follow all applicable safety and environmental regulations with respect to the product you are handling.
Keep current and maintain all training requirements for the position
Notifies supervisor of any irregularities.
Visually monitors grain and grain products for irregularities and takes proper action when discovered.
Responsible for properly and accurately recording all applicable documentation for this role.
Perform all duties in a safe and environmentally compliant manner
Collect proper grain and grain product samples for testing when needed.
Assist in the housekeeping as related, but not limited to, the cleanliness and orderliness of the grain handling area (tunnels, head house, concrete grounds, grass areas, flag pole etc), as well as any areas within the plant or office as delegated by position supervisor.
Properly report any accidents and/or injuries.
Assist in all other grain handling functions including but not limited to grain receiving and shipping via truck, barge and rail (if applicable).
Assists with training and oversight of seasonal weigher grader(s).
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent desired
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Ability to work in a highly quality controlled environment
Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment
Some mechanical background including the ability to recognize signs of operation failure
Basic written and verbal communications skills
Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other plant personnel.
Walking on catwalks at a variety of heights
Climbing stairs and ladders
Lifting up to 75 lbs
Entering and working in confined spaces
Working at heights up to 200 ft. with appropriate safety equipment
Working outdoors in a broad range of climate conditions
Working over water
Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
Nearest Major Market: Monroe
Job Segment: Hydraulics, Agricultural, Housekeeping, Clerical, Accounting, Engineering, Healthcare, Agriculture, Administrative, Finance
Senior Customer Service Representative - Poultry
SUMMARY: This position is responsible for receiving and processing fresh poultry orders only for the Consumer Products Group.
Duties will include generating and communicating weekly formula pricing for fresh poultry customers based on Urnerbarry and EMI, creating promo templates and maintaining customer retails and card retail templates. In addition, this job requires coordinating the efforts of all company personnel to achieve positive results in all aspects of our relationship with the customer, providing the alignment of effort necessary to bring together individual endeavors of sales management, credit, production, quality assurance, transportation, warehousing and every other department servicing the customer. Other responsibilities include developing solutions to administrative issues regarding product, pricing, billing, etc. and working to maximize truck weight for freight optimization. This person is responsible for building a strong relationship with both internal and external customers and performing other duties as the need arises.
Education: Requires knowledge of high school subject matter such as mathematics, grammar, office equipment, and business practices. Knowledge is normally acquired by four years of high school, a vocational school, or equivalent.
Experience: 3+ years previous customer service and/or Tyson experience is preferred. Any experience with fresh poultry is a strong plus.
Requires basic computer skills.
For example, generating simple letters, spreadsheets, and creating simple queries. Knowledge of Tyson's internal systems such as SAP, TM, CMRS and/or Production Planning are considered a plus when applying for this position.
Must work well in a fast-paced environment and be able to meet deadlines in a reasonable time frame with a positive/upbeat attitude with both our internal and external customers.
Ability to collaborate with others and drive for results in a timely manner is a requirement; must be able to work well under pressure while maintaining a sense of urgency and professionalism. Weekend and Holiday rotation is required.
Meat, Seafood, Poultry Cutter
Company: Sysco Western Minnesota
Location: US-MN-St Cloud
Zip Code: 56304
Minimum Level of Education: Not Applicable
Minimum Years of Experience: 0-1
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Travel Percentage: 0
More information about this job:
This position is located at 900 S Hwy 10, St Cloud, MN, 56304
At Sysco, we offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We are looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why good things really do come from Sysco.
This position is responsible for cutting and trimming of meat products as assigned. Will also be responsible for ensuring that all packing and cutting guidelines are met along with the GMP's.
Adhere to and make sure all plant GMP's are met.
Must have positive attitude.
Ensure that cooler is being kept clean and product is rotated properly.
Ensure that there is enough product on hand at all times.
Ensure that customer specs are being met.
Conduct and assist in customer cuttings.
Have an understanding and help in improving the profitability of the cutting operations.
Any other duty assigned by production supervisor or manager.
Must have good organizational skills and good decision making abilities.
Must be able to lift 50 - 80lbs. on a regular basis.
Must be able to work in a cool environment (40 ' 50 degrees) on a regular basis.
Must have good customer service skills.
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.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.
Sysco is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.
This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.
Nearest Major Market: St Cloud
Sales Account Manager-Raw Poultry
This position is responsible for selling case ready fresh chicken products, increasing market share, to ensure the profitability of the division and to supply and support customer personnel with pertinent category analysis, consumer insights and market information while establishing and maintaining favorable relationships with the key customers that benefit Tyson Foods.
This requires tracking competitive activity, selling strategically against competitors, setting prices, approving price deviations and invoice deductions, and maintaining customer contact to promote good relations, and handle complaints, concerns, questions, etc. Other responsibilities include initiating and coordinating research and development projects for customers, managing weekly promotional activities and the investment of Tyson funds, and evaluating selling opportunities and coordinating production capabilities with plants and the production scheduling department.This position will be responsible to sell daily excess fresh/frozen chicken and securing new business opportunities.
Other duties include creating and implementing marketing programs including advertising projects and promotional literature, creating innovative solutions to daily problems involving distribution trouble, production delays, and schedule changes, and performing other responsibilities as the need arises.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.
Experience: 6+years experience preferred. Fresh case ready chicken sales experience preferred.
Basic computer skills. For example: generating business letters, spread sheets, power point and Tyson business systems.
Travel: 12 or more trips per year
Diamond Grader Associate
Diamond Grader Associate (Day Shift) - We offer a competitive benefits package and professional development opportunities!
Do you like detailed work that emphasizes quality and precision? Are you self-motivated? Do you have the ability to grasp new information quickly? Would you like to receive paid on-the-job training and begin a career grading diamonds at the GIA Laboratory? We are an established company located in Carlsbad, California that offers its employees a competitive benefits package and great educational and developmental opportunities.
The Company: Founded in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority in gemology. An independent, nonprofit organization, GIA protects the public trust in gems and jewelry by providing the education, research, and standards that consumers and the jewelry industry rely on to make informed purchase decisions.
The Job Title: Diamond Grader Associate
In-Person Interviews will be conducted from August 27th through September 21st, 2018.
- Work Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday
- Hourly Rate: $16.50 per hour
- Start Date: October 8, 2018
- We offer medical, dental and vision coverage and 401-K with company match
- Paid vacation, sick and holidays, tuition assistance, commuter benefits, casual dress code
- Performing the initial examination of diamonds submitted to the GIA Laboratory for Diamond Grading Reports
- Accurate identification and documentation of clarity characteristics on a plot diagram, assigning polish, symmetry, and clarity grades within the GIA Diamond Grading System
- An intensive three (3) month to (6) month training period provides hands-on individualized training incorporating GIA Laboratory policies, procedures, and established guidelines in the documentation of pertinent data for the GIA Laboratory Diamond Grading Report
- Ability to get along with a diverse group of individuals
- Ability to work with binocular microscopes and use tweezers
- Detail-minded with good concentration skills
- Proven ability to accept and learn from constructive criticism and feedback
- Basic computer skills required
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
- Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university with major in Earth Sciences preferred (earth sciences, geology, chemistry, biology, physics)
- One year working experience in a fast paced, independent oriented environment
- We encourage candidates in the following industries to apply: production, food/beverage hospitality, manufacturing, art/media/design, healthcare, and science/biotech
- Must complete GIA Graduate Diamonds Program within 9 months of training start date (company paid)
- Must be available during entire 8 to 12 week training period
*Sponsorship for a work VISA is not available for this position
The Location: Carlsbad, CA
Why Should You Apply?
- Great benefits!
- Reasonable hours that provide work-life balance!
- Professional development opportunities!
- Great educational opportunities!
Grader - 1St Shift - Full Time - Waco, Texas
Cargill Meat Solutions
Cargill Meat Solutions is the umbrella organization of Cargill's North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses. Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets. These businesses employ more than 28,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.
Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats
Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats is a business committed to serving a broad range of retail, foodservice, deli, club store and branded food customers. We are focused on the success of our own national brands as well as the brands of our customers. We utilize state-of-the-art turkey, beef, and chicken processing capabilities to deliver high-quality meat products to our partners. Advanced technologies and imaginative people create innovative solutions and distinctive value for our customers.
Grader is a vital role in the daily operations of our facility. The grader will be responsible for checking whole birds or BIB for defects. This role may utilize scissors to trim defects all while making safety the number one priority.
While performing the duties of grader the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions with slippery surfaces; moving mechanical parts; fast paced warm/cool environment. Position requires standing the entire shift and the use of PPE is required in all areas of the facility.
Perform repetitive tasks. Examples include:
Lift/handling whole birds/BIB
Inspecting product for defects
Ensuring food safety and quality
Cleanliness and housekeeping
Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
Must be 18 years or older
Previous production experience
Previous Cargill experience
Work history in the last 12 months
Grader For ENV 314 - Food Literacy For All
Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.How to Apply
Please submit the following application materials as one .PDF document to M-Box by copying and pasting the following link into a browser: goo.gl/VusmtV
- a cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position and teaching history
- a resume or curriculum vita Name the .PDF file as follows: Last name.First name.Course number.
For example: Doe.John.Environ305
Verify your own course schedule against the schedule for the course to which you are applying as a grader. All graders are required to attend the lecture and discussion times as posted. This role has a work expectation of 15 hours per week.
Food Literacy for All: Environ 314/EAS639.038/URP610/URP402
Instructor: Lesli Hoey
Concurrent food, energy, water, climate, and biodiversity crises, and a global rise in obesity amidst widespread hunger and undernutrition, have focused public attention on the deficiencies and complexities of the global food system. Yet, a diversity of emerging 'alternative' food systems demonstrates their potential to be nutritionally productive and socially and environmentally sound.
Transforming food systems will require coordinated efforts across disciplines and scales, drawing upon diverse academic and practical perspectives, and understanding how value systems shape food and agriculture. Linking theory and practice is essential, involving the full range of actors moving food from farm to fork.
This course offers a unique opportunity for students to gain an interdisciplinary introduction to the food system through a weekly lecture series bringing high-profile speakers to campus from policy, academia, and grassroots movements. Designed as an academic-community partnership, the course is led by a UM faculty member (Hoey) with a leader in food justice in Detroit (Hebron), along with the manager of the UM Sustainable Food Systems Initiative (Fink Shapiro). Students will develop competencies in food-systems sustainability, including systems thinking, community engagement, creativity, and analytical abilities.
Students will write regular reaction postings in response to the lectures and several short essay assignments over the term. These are essays based on the lectures and additional scholarship by the students.
The course may have 100-150 students (based on 2017 and 2018 enrollment). Students will also be offered extra credit opportunities by participating in Detroit-based events over the term in order to learn from perspectives and experiences of the Detroit community partners. Students will be evaluated based on attendance, participation, and writing assignments.
An optional 1 credit seminar
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