The Animal Health and Welfare Specialist is responsible for monitoring for and ensuring that all bird health and welfare activities are properly carried out at Trillium Farms locations. This position works closely with the Compliance Administrator, other members of the Compliance Team, Production and Pullet Managers, as well as Bird Service Crews.
Responsibilities and Duties
Schedules and conducts/coordinates the completion of all environmental and serological sampling for Trillium flocks according to the Trillium Farms Animal Health and Welfare Plan.
Ensures all samples are properly submitted to the designated laboratories in a timely manner.
Performs Bi-monthly Farm Internal audits for all Layer and Pullet facilities and follows-up on/verifies the completion of corrective actions resulting from these audits
Conducts evaluations of barns post clean-out and prior to re-populating to ensure barns are in sufficient condition for birds
Acts as Animal Welfare Officer in regards to ensuring all activities are properly completed at the sites in accordance with Trillium Animal Welfare programs.
Leads any audits and handles all reporting related to these programs
Carries out orientation and annual refresher training for animal welfare and biosecurity for all applicable employees
Monitors facilities for compliance as it pertains to SE Prevention Plan, Biosecurity Plan, Animal Health and Welfare Plans, etc.
Monitors and tracks all bird movements as well as collects, reviews and files all flock records/paperwork
Documents flock summary reports for all pullet and layer flocks
Assists Compliance team in carrying out all team tasks as necessary
All other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in related field or commensurate experience
Knowledge of regulations and standards related to Animal Health and Welfare preferred
Prior experience in laboratory testing, swabbing and blood pulling preferred
Must be able to communicate in the English language. Bilingual preferred
Able to work in various climate conditions including extreme heat and cold environments, walking, standing and sitting for long periods of time
Competent in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel
Must be able to work some nights, weekends and holidays as required
Benefits and Perks
This position starts at a competitive salary rate with benefits that include; Health Insurance, dental, life and disability insurance, and 401(k) with match
Candidates should submit a resume online or stop in our office at: 11210 Croton Road Croton, OH 43013 to fill out an application. Trillium Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer. m/f/d/v