Manager, Food Product and Safety Laboratory (FPSL)

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Tucson, AZ, United States
Tucson, AZ, United States

Manager, Food Product and Safety Laboratory (FPSL)
Posting Number req12374
Department Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Ext
Department Website Link
Location County Extensions and Farms
Address 4181 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719 USA
Position Highlights The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona invites applicants to apply for the position of Manager, Food Product and Safety Laboratory (FPSL). This position is for a full-time position which will oversee the day-to-day production operations, including managing the retail component of the Food Product and Safety Laboratory (FPSL).

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences supports Inclusive Excellence. The University diversity strategic initiative is designed to engage every member of the university community in diversity and inclusiveness. Candidates are encouraged to support the department’s diversity and inclusiveness efforts and to be especially supportive of underrepresented communities in STEM.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .

Duties & Responsibilities

Fiscal Management:

  • Overseeing the infrastructure and fiscal operations of the FPSL.
  • Budget analysis including forecasting.
  • Cash flow analysis.
  • Coordinate accounts, vendors, and budgeting with ACBS Business and Administrative staff.
  • Cash handling procedures & compliance.

Administrative & Management:

  • Assist faculty with teaching, research, and extension programs in meat science. Including, but not limited to, animal/products procurement, availability of lab space and time, equipment set up and clean up, and ensure that all activities are USDA compliant.
  • Manage staff and student employees, usually 10 to 20 employees, depending on need and volume.
  • Coordinate Production Processing Schedule.
  • Coordinate and manage custom processing service requests.
  • Coordinate routine maintenance and upkeep equipment and facility.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies.
  • Supervise and train staff based on modern industry standards, including the safe operation and use of the equipment and facilities.
  • Ensure that animal handling and processing follows the highest humane standards in the industry.
  • Oversee the security and safety of facilities and equipment.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of a retail outlet selling agricultural byproducts. This includes retail management and frequent market cost analysis and price adjustments of inventory.
  • Help develop a strategic plan and implementation steps for the FPSL.
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of meat products, consumables, and customer orders.
  • Implement a full utilization of byproducts.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Industry Specific:

  • Administer and maintain Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
  • Adhere to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) regulatory standards.
  • Comply with all government regulatory standards including federal and state industry regulations.
  • Work with the Division’s Director of Media Relations and External Communications to coordinate and execute public relations strategy that establishes and maintains positive relationships with clients, consumers, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of research and teaching initiatives related to animal science and food production.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience in a food processing facility.
  • Extensive experience with harvest, fabrication, and processing of meat products.
  • Experience with HACCP plans and working knowledge of food safety regulations and food labeling guidelines.
  • Experience with meat processing equipment.
  • Experience with supervising and training employees.
  • Experience with budget and cash flow analysis.
  • Experience with cultivating relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Experience using critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy .
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with commercial meat production.
  • Experience working with or at a higher education institution.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite.
  • Management experience.
  • Master’s degree in related field.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40+
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Organizational Administration
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $59,100 - $80,500 (DOE)
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 9
Career Stream and Level M2
Job Family Administrative Operations
Job Function Organizational Administration
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 12/14/2022
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Leah Chavez
Manager, Finance and Administration
leahchavez@arizona.edu
Open Date 11/10/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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