Coordinator, Meat Production

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Animal Sciences

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Coordinator, Meat Production

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The individual selected for this position will coordinate and ensure that operational obligations within the Lambert-Powell Meats Laboratory are properly executed. This includes slaughter, fabrication, further processing and packaging, as well as sanitation and supply inventory, while adhering to all USDA regulations.

Essential Functions

*Coordinates and oversees the retail meat cutting and merchandising by training and supervising student employees in meat cutting, merchandising, and packaging. Maintains raw materials and finished product inventories. Orders raw materials and maintains food safety records associated with raw products.
*Trains and supervises student employees in food plant sanitation. Ensures the plant meets all of the requirements of inspected meat processing.
*Trains and supervises student employees in the humane harvest of livestock.
*Trains and supervises student employees in the formulation, manufacturing, cooking, and packaging of further processed products. *Maintains food safety records for cooked products and manages inventory of finished goods and raw materials.
*Works closely with the Director, as well as farm managers and researchers to forecast animal needs and scheduling. Works with Director and sales room manager to forecast and schedule retail and processing to meet demands of sales room. Develops short-term plan on weekly and bi-weekly basis to balance customer demand with animal and raw material inventory to maximize use of products and economic returns.
*Performs meat cutting demonstrations throughout the year for extension/outreach events, classes and assisting with research projects that are being conducted by graduate students and faculty members. *Maintains equipment and communicates with Director when equipment is in need of repair or replacement.
*Conducts demonstrations on how to properly butcher meat carcasses into wholesale and retail cuts for meat merchandising for culinary students, sales people, and consumer science teachers.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent.

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience as a master butcher or equivalent; extensive experience in animal harvest, meat processing and smoking, and meat merchandising. Must have at least 1 year experience mentoring and/or training others.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of all aspects of butchery including, but not limited to, harvest, fabrication, retail merchandising, further processing and cooking. Must have knowledge of USDA regulations regarding meat processing establishments and comprehensive experience in HACCP, GMPs, SSOPs, Pest Control and Biosecurity.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None required.

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$31,300 - $52,100

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please utilize the attachment feature of the on-line application system and attach a cover letter and resume. Only COMPLETE application materials will be considered.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
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  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of 4 years experience as a master butcher or equivalent; extensive experience in animal harvest, meat processing and smoking, and meat merchandising? Must have at least 1 year experience mentoring and/or training others.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. 'Please see resume' is not a valid answer.

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