CSU is Colorado’s Land Grant University and the Department of Animal Sciences is responsible for educating >800 undergraduate and 55 graduate students at any given time. The CSU main campus sits at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains one hour north of metro Denver, and offers excellent access to transportation, all outdoor interests, and a wide cross-section of large animal production entities (i.e., beef, dairy, horse, lamb) and their trade organizations.
The Department of Animal Sciences has the unique mission of serving Colorado’s large and diverse livestock industries. Research, teaching and extension outreach activities in the Department of Animal Sciences focus on developing industry leaders and improving profitable production of horses and food animals through the application of science and technology, resource management and food product enhancement, with emphasis on addressing societal issues concerning food safety, product quality and value, animal care and management, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture.
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The Department of Animal Sciences seeks a Meat Laboratory Manager to join the meat science team, manage meat lab operations and contribute to research activities, outreach and instruction needs that address national and global issues related to meat safety and quality.
BS Degree in Animal Science, Meat Science or related field with three years relevant work experience completed by application date. Experience may be pre – or concurrent with degree pursuit.
Demonstrated expertise and related technical skills including: meat animal harvesting, fabrication, sanitation, and/or processing procedures in a USDA/State inspected facility.
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
The successful candidate must be present in the United States and be able to obtain legal authorization to work in the United States by the proposed start date. No visa sponsorship will be provided by the department. Candidate must comply with international travel restrictions that may be in place at the time of the proposed start date.
Demonstrated working knowledge of federal, state, and/or university policies and regulations. Specific understanding of issues involving:
Federal meat processing regulations
HACCP-based inspection procedures
Experience with processed meat manufacturing.
Ability to develop, write and implement Standard Operating Procedures, Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures, and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans compliant with USDA standards.
Colorado State University is one of the nation’s premiere land-grant teaching, and research, and extension universities with a total enrollment of over 30,000. The University consistently has been ranked as a top tier institution by U. S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges and Universities” and named by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine as one of the top public universities in terms of educational quality and affordability. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the campus is located in Fort Collins, a city of approximately 150,000, 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins provides a unique blend of big city advantages and small town friendliness, making it an attractive and great place to live. CSU consists of eight colleges and more than 50 academic departments with the mission to provide a balanced program of teaching, research, extension, and public service. CSU provides national leadership in many disciplines, including veterinary medicine, agriculture, environment, energy, and water—all topics relevant to the Sustainable and Healthy Livestock Production Systems Collaborative (SLSC). Further, Fort Collins is home to numerous Federal and State Agen...cies, providing an outstanding opportunity to bridge synergies between government entities and academia.