Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Dalhart, Texas


Position at JBS USA Food Company

Purpose & Scope: 

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Transfer Bio-Security and Vaccination Manager is to perform and oversee the effective vaccination, medication, and handling of recently weaned pigs while implementing effective bio-security measures to prevent disease introduction during transfer of animals through the transfer station facility. A successful Assistant Manager displays exceptional skills in performing vaccinations, medication, animal husbandry, and bio-security. The Assistant Manager promotes the safety and well-being of all team members while promoting the welfare of animals during vaccination, medication, and transportation.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Perform and oversee effective vaccination and medication of piglets
  • Implement and oversee bio-security initiatives to control the spread of disease
  • Perform necropsy examinations, blood collection, injection, and animal evaluations
  • Evaluate and implement continuous process improvement related to bio-security, vaccinations, and medication procedures
  • Provide animal husbandry including proper water, feed, ventilation, and handling.
  • Prepare vaccines and medications for administration, including using transfer needles and following mixing instructions.
  • Follow detailed instructions to clean and sanitize vaccination and medication equipment.
  • Perform and manage the cleaning and disinfection of facilities, including the removal of mortality and waste.
  • Use of ventilation equipment including electronic controllers
  • Monitor use of vaccines, medications, and injection equipment
  • Maintain daily records of vaccines, medications, and animal care.
  • Follow and oversee animal welfare compliance
  • Make decisions regarding animal welfare, including performing euthanasia when indicated
  • Production/facility housekeeping duties such as cleaning animal housing areas and office area
  • Ability to use computer equipment: hand held devices and electronic wands
  • Lead monthly Safety training
  • Other tasks asked by Manager

Required Qualifications:
•    4 year college degree or equivalent experience 

  • Basic understanding of veterinary science including vaccine and medication administration
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Understanding of computer systems
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Ability to engage and effectively lead a team
  • Be a team oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethic
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with Bio-Security, swine production, and veterinary science.
  • Proven safety track record and awareness of potential hazards.           

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish
  • Basic computer knowledge

Travel: None required