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Animal Welfare Specialist

Company: Koch's Turkey Farm
Location: Tamaqua
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Koch s Turkey Farm ( Koch s ), located in the Lewistown Valley near Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time Animal Welfare Specialist for its Live Operations Department.Koch s is a vertically integrated, family-owned poultry production and processing facility and is a leader in the All Natural, Antibiotic Free, and Organic Poultry industry. Founded in 1939, Koch s is in its fourth generation of family management and is a sound, rapidly growing poultry business.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAnimal Welfare & Special Claims Compliance ManagementMonitor compliance with Global Animal Partnership and Humane Farm Animal Care programs and standards on company farms and contract growers.Monitor compliance of National Organic Program compliance on company farms and contract growers who hold organic certification.Monitor compliance of Non-GMO Project Verified program compliance on company farms and contract growers participating in the Non-GMO Project Verified program.Guide contract growers and farm employees through applicable animal welfare and special claims program standards and compliance requirements both in practice and in proper record keeping.Conduct internal audits on company farms and contract growers for animal welfare and special claims programs complianceFormulate Corrective Action Plans to address findings of non-conformances discovered in internal auditsAssist contract growers and company farm supervisors in preparation for third-party auditsAccompany third-party auditors through inspection process on contract grower farms and company farmsFormulate Corrective Action Plans to address findings of non-conformances discovered in third-party auditsOtherAssist Live Operations Team with sampling and submitting laboratory testing to monitor flock health and disease:Blood testingTracheal swabbingOther tasks may be requested by the VP of Live Operations, Service Manager, or any member of Senior Management.Skills and QualificationsShall possess a high school diploma or equivalent. A bachelor's degree in Animal Science or Agribusiness is a plus.A minimum of 3 years' experience working with poultry or animal agriculture.Ability to work independently and effectively handle stressful situations.Must be detail oriented and thorough in completing work tasks.Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.TravelUp to 50% travel required to contract growers.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:401(k) matchingDental insuranceEmployee discountFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceLife insurancePaid time offVision insuranceAbility to Relocate:Tamaqua, PA: Relocate before starting work (Required)Work Location: On the road

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