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Livestock Harvest Lead (Kill Floor Lead)

Job Summary:

The Livestock Harvest Lead is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the kill floor within the beef processing plant. This role involves ensuring the efficient, humane, and safe slaughtering of cattle while maintaining strict adherence to quality standards, regulatory requirements, and company policies. The Livestock Harvesting Lead will supervise a team of workers, coordinate workflow, and drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize productivity and product quality.


Key Responsibilities:

Operational Management:

  • Oversee daily harvest floor operations, ensuring compliance with production schedules and quality standards.
  • Coordinate and manage the workflow of livestock harvest workers to ensure efficient and humane processing of cattle.
  • Monitor equipment and processes and work with the maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve issues promptly to minimize downtime.
  • Ensure all safety protocols and sanitary regulations are strictly followed to maintain a safe working environment.

Team Supervision:

  • Supervise and provide guidance to harvest floor team members, ensuring they are adequately trained and performing their tasks effectively.
  • Conduct regular performance evaluations, providing feedback and coaching to improve team performance.
  • Foster a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and high morale.

Quality Control:

  • Ensure all harvested cattle meet the company's quality standards and regulatory specifications.
  • Implement and monitor quality control measures to detect and address any deviations from standards.
  • Work closely with the Food Compliance team to ensure compliance with all regulatory and company quality standards.

Animal Welfare:

  • Ensure all cattle are handled and slaughtered humanely, adhering to all animal welfare regulations and guidelines.
  • Train and enforce humane handling practices among all kill floor workers.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and cost-saving initiatives in kill floor operations.
  • Implement best practices and lean manufacturing principles to enhance efficiency and productivity.
  • Participate in and lead continuous improvement projects to drive operational excellence.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Maintain accurate records of kill floor activities, including production reports, inventory levels, and equipment maintenance logs.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports to management on key performance indicators, production metrics, and any operational issues.

Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations related to meat processing.
  • Promote and enforce a culture of safety, conducting regular safety meetings and training sessions.
  • Conduct safety audits and inspections to identify and address potential hazards.
Position: Livestock Harvest Lead (Kill Floor Lead)
Organization: Bar W Beef
Location: Nephi,  UT 
United States
Salary: DOE
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/1/2024


  • High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in meat processing, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or lead role.
  • Strong knowledge of kill floor operations, equipment, and safety protocols.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team in a fast-paced production environment.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to make quick decisions under pressure.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in using computer systems and software relevant to processing operations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.


Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a meat processing environment with exposure to temperature variations, noise, and physical hazards.
  • Requires standing, walking, and the ability to lift and move heavy objects.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is mandatory.

To apply: Email resume to jobs@barwbeef.com
Status: This listing expires on: 8/9/2024
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Organization Information
Bar W Beef
1111 W HWY 132

Nephi,  UT 84648
United States
Megan Wootton