Quality Assurance & Food Safety Marshalltown, Iowa


Position at JBS USA Food Company


QA Technician Barns


POSITION:Livestock Handling QA Technician

DEPARTMENT:                       Reports to Zachary Hardesty-Humane Handling Manager


SALARY CLASS:Hourly Non - Exempt

Shift:                                     2nd & 3rd shift (must be flexible for 1st & 3rd)



Job Description: Verify That all humane handling SOP’s are being carried out, including scheduling, unloading, training, handling of non-ambulatory animals, driving and stunning.

  • Including hands on helping with difficult hogs – both in the truck and the drive alley’s
  • Monitor/assist in slow hog movement & correct SOP coverage
  • Monitor, audit and document each of these activities including remote video auditing.
  • Insure that livestock truck drivers are certified in TQA training, provide training as required and maintain training records.
  • Maintain good communication with USDA/FSIS in matters related to humane handling.
  • Insure that animals are being properly transported by monitoring equipment and seasonal preparation.
  • Monitor animals for visible defects which may impact on yields or quality, providing information to Procurement for feedback to producers and maintain a database for the monitoring information which is collected.
  • Assist in response to emergency situations.
  • Maintain implementation of the four elements of the Systematic Approach during each shift.
  • Participate on facility Animal Welfare Team
  • Performs various other duties as determined by the Livestock Handling Manager
  • Attend scheduled and called meetings and take clear notes



  • Knowledge of our industry is beneficial
  • Basic math and analytical skills
  • Good people skills
  • Self-motivated and work well without direct supervision
  • Organized
  • Must be able to work with live hogs and handle them within humane handling guidelines.
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Team Player
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull large amounts of weight as needed
  • Must be able to rotate shifts (1st, 2nd & 3rd) as needed
  • Bilingual preferred but not required


 Posting Date: 01/15/2020Closing Date:01/25/2020


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Approved By: Sergio Lopez

Title: Employment Manager