FULL TIME ANIMAL NUTRITION CENTER MANAGER, Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences. Open until filled.
The Animal Science Department within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cal Poly State University is seeking a full-time Animal Nutrition Center Manager beginning January 1, 2018. To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and refer to Requisition #104699 (online staff application required). Attach the following required materials to your online faculty application: letter of interest, vitae, and unofficial copy of transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your online application. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. For questions, please contact: Nicole Einfalt, Animal Science Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407; phone (805) 756-7341; fax (805) 756-7403; email@example.com. Open until filled; review begins December 26, 2017. Applications received after that date may be considered. EEO.
Under the general direction of the Department Head, the Animal Nutrition Center Manager is responsible for a full range of management support duties for the staff and students of the Animal Nutrition Center. The incumbent supervises and provides direction to support staff, student interns, enterprise students and additional ANC personnel; provides operational and safety training and assignments; coordinates assignments with the faculty project coordinator; trains, oversees and reviews Animal Nutrition Center employees, and prepares written evaluations of students’ performances at the completion of projects. The Manager is responsible for supply chain management and logistic coordination of incoming and outgoing products (department wide), project management of department projects (up to and occasionally exceeding 2 million dollars). The Manager provides oversight and management of production animal units and personnel on an as needed basis, including but not limited to Poultry Center, Swine Center, Sheep unit, and Beef Operations.
This position includes responsibility to continue the development and coordination of the Animal Nutrition Center’s feed production requirements. The incumbent oversees the continued development and maintenance of a fully integrated department-wide food/feed safety program, including but not limited to: HACCP certification; compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CGMP and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations; preparation of project budgets; design, research and development of grant proposals; and ensure that all research protocols are properly adhered to throughout studies. In addition, the position must maintain production and financial records for Cal Poly's Animal Nutrition Center and works closely with local, state and federal agencies and feed associations to ensure food safety requirements are met. Other duties include facility and site maintenance, automation system upgrades and maintenance, feed equipment maintenance, replacement and installation, department feed systems maintenance and repair, feed transport and delivery, facilities and equipment inspection and correction for safety and environmental hazards, marketing and development of future Cal Poly feed products.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and CREDENTIALS
Education and Experience:
1.Bachelor’s degree in animal science or closely related field and at least two years of professional experience with a feed mill operation or a similar environment.
Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
1.Possession of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification or must obtain within 6 months date of hire.
2. Possession of First aid and CPR certification or must obtain within 6 months of date of hire.
3.Possession of a valid driver’s license or must obtain by date of hire. 4.Possession of a valid Class A Driver’s license within six months of the date of hire
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
1.Knowledge of current FSMA regulations and the ability to achieve compliance with these regulations with animal feedstuffs fed on campus.
2.Knowledge of animal nutrition marketing practices and knowledge of regional and national ingredient markets including familiarity with innovations and advancements in the industry and regulatory agencies.
3.Working knowledge of effective management principles including proven supervisory skills with the ability to plan, implement, and manage multiple projects to meet deadlines with a finished and effective product; ability to instruct undergraduate and graduate students in various aspects of feedmill. Knowledge of inventory management strategies.
4.Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn federal, state, and university safety policies and regulations.
5.Knowledge of manufacturing automation systems. Ability to learn feed production software.
6.Demonstrated sound judgment, discretion, tact, and a willingness to take initiative. Demonstrated high standards of ethical conduct, confidentiality and professionalism in dealing with sensitive matters.
7.Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, set deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner.
8.Ability to express ideas and concepts in one-on-one or small group situations. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong organization and people skills.
9.Ability to develop operation procedures and summaries. Ability to develop complete and thorough management documents. Ability to develop food/feed safety programs.
10.Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, administrators, managers, the campus community and the general public. Ability to interact with students and the public in a professional manner.
11.Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair complex mechanical systems.
12.Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting principles and ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations.
13.Ability to operate 4WD vehicles, rubber tired tractors, various tractor mounted implements, power tools, tractor trailer combinations, equipment and livestock trailers, forklifts, hay squeezes, hydraulic man lifts, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV), scales. Proficiency in the use of hand tools.
14.Ability to use a computer, including spreadsheet and word processing software. Ability to troubleshoot and repair minor computer and network issues. Ability to maintain production records, budgets and financial records.
15.Ability to analyze information and data from a variety of sources, present information and recommend solutions.
16.Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high-level and sensitive interpersonal situations involving diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
1.Experience in managing food/feed safety programs and managing a feed mill operation.
2.Experience in feed and animal production management strategies.
3.Experience with feed production software including formulation (FORMAT), inventory control (Feed Mill Manager) and automation programs.
4.Additional experience in livestock research projects and/or university experience.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Cal Poly offers excellent fringe benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System and educational benefits for eligible employees. All rights associated with the appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan adopted by the CSU Board of Trustees.
About Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Animal Science Dept.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry,... cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
The Animal Sciences Department, includes over 800 students in the two majors, boasts the most comprehensive and the best undergraduate program in livestock production and management in the West. Through its faculty and students, the Department manages commercial herds and flocks of dairy and beef cattle, horses, sheep, swine, and poultry on a farm of some 6,000 acres with the support of several new facilities including a new state of the art, $6.5 million meat processing center and $6 million animal nutrition center. Recent gifts in excess of $10 million have been given to the Department to enhance these living laboratories where our students gain hands-on experience on our production units. Graduates of Animal Science and Dairy Science are prepared for meaningful careers in the animal industries, allied professions, and graduate studies.
Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), the largest non-land grant agricultural program in the U.S., awards nearly half of all baccalaureate agriculture degrees granted in California. The college is a leader in providing students with real world skills based on Learn by Doing laboratory and field intensive curriculum, contemporary instructional technology, and uncommon access to senior faculty in small class settings. The college spans more than 6,000 acres of land adjacent to the campus core, as well as an additional 4,000 acres throughout the state. It is comprised of nine academic departments and approximately 170 faculty, 80 staff, and 4,000 students in 15 majors. In addition, the college is home to a number of unique enterprise projects, centers and institutes.
Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 20,000 undergraduates, 120 post-baccalaureates, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs.
Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.