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Veterinarian (Poultry Broiler Production)

Company: Koch Foods
Location: Geraldine
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Advise and collaborate in designing flock health, vaccination and coccidiosis control programs
  • Lead efforts in improving poultry husbandry and animal welfare
  • Assist in cross training of flock supervisors in poultry health, welfare and husbandry
  • Collaborate with Director of Hatchery Services to develop and implement hatch quality programs
  • Collaborate with Broiler Departments in litter management, ventilation and brooding to ensure good chick quality and poultry livability
  • Develop a working knowledge of industry benchmarking reports, and how health programs impact this ranking
  • Collaborate with nutritionist on feed programs, with responsibility for VFD compliance
  • Evaluating feed programs is high priority
  • Assist in managing the company's animal welfare program
  • All other relevant projects and duties as assigned
    Job Requirements:
    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with further poultry studies acquired through formal training or through demonstrated work experience in the poultry industry
    • Must hold a state license to practice veterinary medicine and be an USDA APHIS accredited food animal veterinarian
    • After joining Koch Foods, the veterinarian will need to gain licensure in TN, AL, GA, and MS
    • Poultry industry live operations experience
    • Knowledge of poultry industry & Certified Humane standards
    • Organized and able to work independently
    • Tremendous communication skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent technology, computer, math and analytical skills
      Physical/Environmental Factors:
      The position will maintain an office in a Koch Foods facility in the Southeast, centrally located to the company's broiler production and processing. Travel is required with this position, with approximately 50% overnight travel.Typical office environment within a live operations setting:
      • Use of computer, telephone and other office equipment
      • May encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day
      • Regularly required to sit, talk, and listen
      • Repetitive hand motions, and occasional standing, walking, reaching, and lifting up to 20 lbs
      • Exposure to significant amount of airborne dust, chick down and feathers
      • Exposure to chicken manure and associated odors, including ammonia
      • Travel to facilities as requiredTypical field environment within a live operations setting:
        • Walk, stand and perform physical labor majority of shift
        • Frequently stoop, kneel, crawl and bend
        • Exposure to significant amount of airborne dust, chick down and feathers
        • Exposure to chicken manure and associated odors, including ammonia
        • Exposure to temperatures ranging from 60 to 105 degrees, and humidity up to 100%
        • Exposure to seasonal weather conditions, to include inclement weather
          Benefits:
          • Promotional Career Opportunities
          • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
          • Voluntary Life & Disability Insurance
          • 401k Savings Plan (after 1 year of employment)
          • Paid Weekly
          • Paid Time Off
          • Employee Purchase Program
          • Cobra Insurance Cost ReimbursementBenefits available after approximately 30 days of employment.
            Other:
            This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by an employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to perform other related duties as assigned, to ensure workload coverage. This job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.

            Koch Foods participates in the E-Verify system and uses all tools made available by the federal government to confirm the employment eligibility of all employees. All applicants are required to provide documentation proving their employment eligibility, and all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the E-Verify process. U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States - either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization.

            Koch Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. INDHP
            Job Reference: NWA00108

Keywords: Koch Foods, Huntsville , Veterinarian (Poultry Broiler Production), Professions , Geraldine, Alabama

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