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Tyson Foods Specialist Animal Welfare in Columbus Junction, Iowa

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members.

Los solicitantes seleccionados para este puesto deben estar completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19 como condición de empleo. La verificación de la vacuna se requerirá para el 1 de octubre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo con base en la sede (corporativa) de la empresa y para el 1 de noviembre de 2021 para los compañeros de equipo en las plantas y almacenes.

Job Details:

SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that the animals entrusted to us are handled in a safe, humane manner and to convey that we do this because it is the right thing to do. This will be accomplished by effective training, communication, observation and animal handling/welfare audits at live production facilities for beef, pork and poultry species within Tyson Foods. Continually strives to ensure Tyson exceeds compliance with company and governmental standards in our live operations and processing facilities. Responsibilities include conducts animal welfare and handling, regulatory, biosecurity, process evaluation and certification audits for live production facilities including transportation and handling audits. Scope of audits initiate from the time that Tyson takes ownership of the animal through processing. Ensures compliance with all company and governmental standards. Conduct unannounced audits, during days/times outside a normal day shift at various live production facilities or where animals are present. Ensures program implementation and performs record review of audits in Plant View system. Analyzes internal animal welfare audit data for trends. Identifies risks and opportunities, and collaborates with business leaders (i.e., Complex Managers, Plant Management, FSQA Management and OAWB) to implement agreed upon improvements. Tracks and trends FSIS regulatory activity (MOI, NR, etc.) and distributes reports to management. Ensures implementation of associated audit recommendations. Creates and distributes reports to management on a weekly basis. Assists in the development of animal welfare and handling training materials. Delivers animal welfare and handling training for all Tyson TEAM Members and Contract personnel that have contact with live production facilities or areas of the plant. Maintains training database across and ensures training is not only completed, but also well understood. Provides technical support and assistance with Tyson's CARE and Farm Check programs. Manages and assists in executing external supplier/customer audit requests. Must be able to work with businesses and departments throughout the company and have strong collaborative partnerships with all groups. Works with confidential information, including company processes and training programs. Completes and manages special projects required to meet business needs.

REQUIREMENTS: Resume must be submitted with application to be considered.

*Must possess a valid driver license.

Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience preferred.Experience: A minimum of 2 years of previous relevant experience in live animal production and/or processing. Previous experience in meat and/or poultry plant operations a plus. Previous experience working for a third-party animal welfare auditing company preferredComputer Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. Plant View system and NR Database experience preferred. Experience with data analysis and reporting required.Special Skills: Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization certification (PAACO) or eligibility and commitment to obtain certification. Thorough knowledge of live production, biosecurity, food safety, and animal welfare and handling standards. Exceptional attention to detail, follow up, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Will work around animals, live production, processing plant and office environments. Some overnight travel and occasional night work required.Ability to travel up to 4-6 times per year.Ability to lift to 50 lbs.Ability to withstand a wide variety of temperature and climate changes.

Position-Specific Requirements

This position is slated for candidates who are currently working at this facility, therefore, they will be considered for the opening first. If none of those local Team Members are selected then Team Members from other Tyson locations as well as external candidates will be given consideration.

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

A Shift (United States of America)

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Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by October 1, 2021 for Corporate based team members and by November 1, 2021 for Plant and Warehousing based team members.

The vaccines against COVID-19 are free for new hires and are accompanied by a cash incentive for eligible non-corporate based hires. Readily available at select sites.

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