Registered Veterinary Technologist

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 08-20-2018

REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST 


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Maple Leaf Foods is Canada’s leading consumer-packaged protein company, headquartered in
Toronto, Ontario. We make high-quality, great tasting, nutritious and innovative food products under leading brands including Maple Leaf®, Maple Leaf Prime®, Maple Leaf Natural Selections®, Schneiders®, Schneiders Country Naturals® and Mina™. Our Company employs approximately 11,000 people in its operations across Canada and exports to more than 20 global markets including the U.S. and Asia.

Our people are passionate about the work they do and the products we make. As we move forward, we are determined to leverage their integrity and passion to continue to build a high-performing, values-based company enabled by high-performing, motivated and talented people.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for supporting all activities of poultry veterinary practice, including those for which the designation Registered Veterinary Technologist is required, such as the dispensing of veterinary drugs.
The ideal candidate will have microbiological laboratory experience and be capable of conducting microbiological laboratory testing.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Dispensing of antimicrobials and other veterinary medications in accordance with ABVMA requirements
• Complete and maintain veterinary records in accordance with ABVMA requirements
• Support veterinary practice compliance with ABVMA requirements
• Perform in-house microbiological testing of poultry diagnostic and monitoring samples
• Prepare and coordinate sampling schedule for pullet, broiler breeder, and broiler farms
• Biological Safety Officer for poultry laboratory
• Execution of laboratory testing and reporting of results within Laboratory Information Management System
• Oversight of Quality Management protocols
• Assist the Veterinarian with necropsies.
• Disposal of biological waste
• Cleaning of biological hazard area and materials required
• Maintain in/out records for samples and reports
• Shipping of samples, creation of laboratory submissions, forwarding of reports
• Aseptic preparation of sample kits
• Maintain inventory of supplies and perform SAP transactions including but not limitied to purchase requests, sales orders, receiving, and shipping as directed
• Maintain inventory of medications and other supplies
• Prepare and maintain standard operating procedures for poultry veterinary practice and laboratory including biological safety and associated training records
• Maintain equipment maintenance logs and daily checks
• Support prescription preparation
• Scheduling of farm visits
• Support Q.A. programs and biosecurity protocols
• Assistance with data entry/analysis including but not limited to: pathogen results, performance results from on-farm trials, results of routine sampling
• Sampling and environmental monitoring procedures in poultry barns if required
• Assistance with training and/or on-site verification of sampling procedures when required
• Typing/compiling meeting or visit notes for sharing with broader team
• Other tasks as required

 
 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

• Must be registered or eligible for registration as a Registered Veterinary Technologist in the province of Alberta
• Additional training or experience in microbiology
• One to two years’ experience, preferably in food animal industry
 
 

REQUIRED SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

• Veterinary practice experience
• Lab experience especially in the area of Microbiology
• Ability to analyze results and create recommendations and opportunities for continuous improvement
• Computer Skills: skilled user of Microsoft office applications and Excel graphing applications
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Continuous improvement background and performance
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Able to work independently and in a team environment.
• Good interpersonal skills
• Reliable




We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  

Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible.
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