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Post Holdings Farm Compliance Specialist in Canby, Oregon

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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

JOB SUMMARY :

The Farms Compliance and Quality Assurance is responsible to oversee farm records and managing farm audits for all Canby farm facilities. Manages the collection and organization of necessary farm records to maintain regulatory compliance and ensure timely reporting of flock data.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensures that company policies and procedures are followed, making sure that the company is in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Ensures that Company policies are applied in a fair and consistent manner.

  • Maintains compliance and supporting documentation to manage United Egg Producers, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration SE Prevention, American Humane Association, Wal-Mart, Confined Animal Feeding Operation, Organic and Oregon Department of Agriculture farm audits.

  • Administer all onsite regulatory and compliance audits and inspections.

  • Communicate the importance of compliance to supervisors, leads, and employees to ensure understanding and adherence to the rules.

  • Assists the grading department with regulatory and compliance audits such as Safe Quality Foods.

  • Submit monthly reports on farm compliance to both the management team and as required by outside agencies.

  • Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems in order to minimize their impact on the operations while in the poultry houses.

  • Encourages suggestions from coworkers and subordinates which will improve production, quality, safety and/or control costs.

  • Communicates with upper and senior management to discuss issues pertaining to the farm operations.

  • Keeps Production Manager informed on operating and/or employee problems which may require their attention or knowledge.

  • Gathers daily production data for record keeping purposes and analysis. Develops reports and charts as appropriate.

  • Manages the Biosecurity program to meet the requirements of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Complete monthly safety trainings for applicable employees and ensure compliance. Stock the poultry houses with supplies relating to biosecurity gear.

  • Lead by example with all company policies including safety and biosecurity. Inform leads and supervisors if any employee is observed not adhering to policies.

  • Ability to run and coordinate a shift in absence of key personnel including the grading department and the Production Manager.

  • Knowledge of SAP and weekly flock reporting in case of absence of flock administrator. Create purchase orders and order supplies when needed.

  • Collect, submit, and analyze environmental swabs and blood draws as required by applicable regulatory procedures.

  • Manage the collection of bird weights from pullet and layer houses. Compile data and report to the management team on a weekly basis using bird weight software.

  • Monitor ammonia levels on a monthly basis as required by compliance requirements.

  • Ensures that the health of birds is monitored and takes corrective action when needed, as directed by and or in conjunction with the company veterinarian.

  • Coordinates continual improvement on farm compliance with the farm management team.

  • Recognizes potential areas to add value to the company.

  • Provides a safe work environment for employees.

  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance on scheduled days as directed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS :

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent.

  • One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read and interpret Documents such as safety rules, operating, and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers/vendors, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

  • Ability to comprehend and speak Spanish in addition to fluency in English preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, fractions, ratios. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

  • Poultry management.

  • State and Federal rules and regulations (USDA, FDA, OSHA, etc.)

  • Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling

  • High performance work teams

SKILLS IN:

  • Managing employees and production operations.

  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and inventory control computer programs

  • Record keeping and organizational skills

  • Problem solving

  • Troubleshooting

  • Preparing and managing department budgets.

  • Leadership and team skills (interpersonal, leading teams, communication)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, able to make detailed presentations and present them to upper levels of management.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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