Food Inspector

State of Utah

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Job Description

Job Title: Food Inspector
Location: Utah County
This position maybe underfilled as an Apprentice Inspector (Agriculture Inspector II)

Job Description:
The Utah Department of Agriculture is looking for a Meat Inspector to partnership with our plant owners and ensure meat products are clean, wholesome and properly labeled. You will gain hands on experience inspecting meat slaughter and processing establishments.

Principal Duties:

Ante-mortem and Post-mortem inspection for livestock.
Inspections of processing plants.
Work in conditions ranging from 100 degrees to freezing temperatures.
Red meat viscera inspection requires palpitation of organs and slicing with extremely sharp knives.
Check color and abnormalities of product that would make it unfit for human consumption.
Driving to different regions to inspect meat establishments.
Perform Sanitation Standards and Operating Procedures, Hazardous Analysis and Consumer Protection tasks.
The Ideal Candidate:
Safe operation of either a State owned or personal vehicle is required to perform State business and an acceptable safe driving record must be maintained.
Perform complex inspections to ensure continuous compliance with State and Federal rules and regulations.
Evaluates livestock or poultry prior to slaughter for eligibility.
Ensures compliance with humane handling of livestock.
Performs ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of livestock and poultry.
Evaluates and reviews establishment procedures and implementation of written programs.
Prepares and distributes reports and correspondence, conducts and documents meetings.
Performs daily sanitation inspections both pre-operational and operational.
Schedules and performs inspection tasks for verification of compliance.
Documents findings of noncompliance, takes control when warranted.
Why You Should Join Our Team:
The Department of Agriculture provides a variety of professional growth opportunities. It is a great place to work when you are involved in the outcomes of what our public consumes. We are family friendly and offer great benefits. To see more about the benefits please click here.

The Agency:
If you would like to read more about the Department of Agriculture and Food please click here.
 

Example of Duties
 

Schedules and conducts inspections and/or investigations.
Inspects, grades and/or certifies weighing and measuring devices or agricultural products such as meat, eggs, grain, poultry, fruits and vegetables, and other commodities.
Analyzes, summarizes and/or reviews data; reports findings, interprets results and/or makes recommendations.
Maintains detailed inspection or investigation records, prepares reports, and attends to other related administrative requirements.
Conducts on-site reviews and confers with staff and agency officials on problem areas.
Interprets, clarifies, explains and applies agency policy and procedures, business practices, federal or state laws and regulations, etc.
 

Supplemental Information
 

Exposure to adverse, inclement, and varying weather condition.
Must take and pass training courses administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Risks which require the use of special safety precautions and/or equipment, e.g., working around operating machines, working with contagious diseases or hazardous chemicals, etc.
The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas.
Valid driver license required to drive a motor vehicle on a highway in this state per UCA53-3-202(1)(a).

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