Animal Welfare Louisville, Kentucky


Position at JBS USA




DATE:                                    March 29, 2022

POSITION:                             Humane Handling Tech – 2nd shift

DEPARTMENT:                     Quality Control – Reports to Animal Welfare Manager

LOCATION:                           Louisville        

SALARY CLASS:                  Salary Non – Exempt (Hourly)

OPENINGS:                           1


  • Observe and assist transporters to verify that company procedures and USDA rules and regulations are being followed with respect to receiving and unloading hogs.


  • Knowledge of meat industry is preferred
  • Basic math skills
  • Good people skills
  • Self-motivated - work well without direct supervision
  • Must be able to work with live hogs, follow and enforce humane handling guidelines.
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • High School degree or GED required
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred          


  • Verify that all humane handling SOP’s are being carried out, including scheduling, unloading, training, and handling of non-ambulatory animals.
  • Including hands on helping with difficult hogs – both in the truck and the drive alleys.
  • Monitor/assist in slow hog movement & correct SOP coverage.
  • These activities periodically (as time allows) will be monitored, audits may be performed as needed and document deficiencies.
  • Maintain good communication with USDA/FSIS in matters related to humane handling.
  • Ensure that animals are being properly transported by monitoring equipment and seasonal preparation.
  • 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.

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

If interested, please apply online at 

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.