Agri-Food Inspector - Meat Hygiene

Civil Service Commission - Human Resource Operations

Posted Feb 7, 2019 at 06:00 pm Closes Feb 21, 2019 at 06:00 pm

Job Location:
McCreary MB, Brandon MB
Job Category:
Job Type:
Term Position
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Agri-Food Inspector - Meat Hygiene

EO2 Environment Officer 2



Department of Agriculture

Processing and Meat Inspection, Stewardship and Assurance

McCreary MB, Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 34785

Salary(s):   EO2 $50,744.00 - $67,671.00 per year

Closing Date:   February 21, 2019

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Indigenous people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be established for similar regular full-time, term full-time and casual positions throughout Western Manitoba and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Manitoba Agriculture creates the environment that accelerates sustainable growth in the agriculture and agriprocessing sector.  

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have the ability to travel to different work locations throughout rural Manitoba and provide own transportation.
  • Must be able to work varied and extended hours as required, including overnights away from home.
  • Demonstrated ability to distinguish between various colours in the colour spectrum, including red and green and effectively work in conditions where lighting may be poor.
  • Ability to communicate and hear alarms in a noisy environment, while wearing hearing protection.
  • Ability to work in an environment where working conditions may be cool, damp and noisy.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • A satisfactory criminal record check.
  • Ability to assess animal welfare and animal health before and after slaughter within abattoirs.
  • Must pass medical assessment and demonstrate medical fitness to perform duties. TB testing and rabies vaccination will be required.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, Food Science, Public Health, Microbiology, a Diploma in Animal Health Technology or extensive training and experience in a regulatory food processing/meat inspection system. Other acceptable combinations of post secondary education in a related discipline and experience may be considered.  
  • Experience in slaughtering animals, regulatory food processing/meat inspection or handling and butchering livestock.
  • Ability to assess the health of an animal before and after slaughter.
  • Knowledge of humane handling of animals.
  • Knowledge of microbiological, chemical and physical hazards associated with the processing, preservation and storage of food.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to follow-through on projects and deal with challenges as they arise.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with hostile clients, resolve conflict situations and work in a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and limited lead time. Adaptable to meet sudden changes in priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in order to enable the sound delivery of technical information to others.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write letters, reports, advisory notes, and proposals to a variety of audiences.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).


The Agri-Food Inspector - Meat Hygiene reports to the Regional Inspection Supervisor within the Processing and Meat Inspection Branch. The position is responsible for meat inspection in assigned provincially licensed abattoirs. In addition, the position may be assigned responsibility for inspection of other provincially licensed food processing premises, dairy farms and other farms, as well as milk haulers and receivers. Inspection duties include antemortem and postmortem assessment of animals, evaluating food safety risks, ensuring appropriate food safety standards are applied, and enforcing compliance with programs and legislation.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 34785
Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4
Phone:  204-945-4394
Fax: 204-948-2193


Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

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