Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC) is seeking a Field Inspector to join the Operations team in a fast-paced, challenging, and exciting work environment. The ideal candidate for this position will have 2-5 years’ of experience in the agriculture industry. The Field Inspector is responsible for executing audits, delivering educational programs and acting as ambassador of EFC in the assigned province. The position reports to the Supervisor, Field Operations at EFC.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct on-farm inspections to verify the number of hens in a given facility, to ensure compliance with Good Management Practices, and to confirm for audit purposes the Provincial Board’s reported hen inventory count.
- Deliver food safety program, Start Clean-Stay Clean® (SC-SC), which includes teaching the program to farmers and industry personnel and encouraging them to comply.
- Deliver EFC’s Animal Care Program (ACP) and conduct an ACP audit, which includes taking measurements of cages, determining housing densities, feeder space, water availability and hen condition, and reporting the results in the required format.
- Assist in conducting inventory audits at the egg board to ensure accurate inventories are reported on a timely basis
- Participate in seminars and courses related to field inspection and the agriculture industry.
- May be requested to visit stakeholders outside of one’s territory to conduct a site visit or other duties related to the job.
- Verify industrial products by: visiting grading stations and breaking plants; monitoring storage conditions and quality of product purchased by EFC; inspecting for proper documentations and labeling; and, verifying that the product is processed at the plant and not re-sold.
- Meet with grading/breaking industry management and staff to resolve issues as they arise and help develop strategic plans.
- Meet with Interprovincial License holders upon request.
- Occasionally, liaise with allied trades (e.g. hatcheries and feed organizations) and their management in matters related to biosecurity and food safety.
- Contribute to the preparation of the annual report and presentation delivered to the provincial egg industry and guests from other provinces.
- Manage work schedule by coordinating on-farm visits and office work.
- Maintain information on farmers in assigned territory.
- Correspond with various stakeholders through email, telephone and face-to-face meetings.
- Specialized knowledge of HACCP-based food safety programs and auditing principles.
- Knowledge of food safety risks and regulations (Federal, Provincial and Local), EFC policies (egg regulations under the Canada Agricultural Products Act, and the Recommended Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Poultry), proper on-farm procedures, poultry/agriculture industry and related fields.
- Knowledge in rodent control, bacteriology, biosecurity, feed supplements and water safety may be required depending on the province.
- Knowledge of EFC’s various products, policies, services and programs (e.g. industrial products and marketing initiatives).
- Knowledge of relevant EFC policies and procedures.
- Ability to apply technical concepts and applications to tasks or activities (e.g. delivering HACCP-based on-farm safety programs, monitoring industrial product eggs sold to EFC, and conducting industrial product audits).
- Ability to follow effective audit procedures (e.g. formation of non-leading questions).
- Ability to identify policy risks and provide recommendations.
- Strong multi-tasking, organizational and administrative skills.
- Ability to drive in various weather conditions.
- Ability to work in different environments (cold, warm, dusty, wet)
- Ability to work in different time zones and different hours.
Inspector must have valid driver’s license
Education and Experience:
- 2 – 3 years of Specialized Community College education in poultry/agriculture
- Must have completed auditing courses
- 2 – 5 years experience in the agriculture industry
Farmers of Canada manages the national egg supply and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of regulated egg producers from coast to coast. We are very proud to announce that Egg Farmers of Canada was named one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures for the seventh consecutive year and we have again been selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top employers for 2021 for the ninth consecutive year! For more information about Egg Farmers of Canada, visit eggfarmers.ca.
Egg Farmers of Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.